12 December 2011 11:03 [Source: ICIS news]
The increase reflects improved demand for end-products such as food trays and laminated bowls, according to Japan Polystyrene Foamed Sheet Industry Association (JASFA).
Last month’s volume of shipments, however, fell by 3.5% on a year-on-year basis, it said.
Shipments of foamed PS sheets for food trays in November at 3,740 tonnes increased by 15% from October, but down by 3.6% year on year, while shipment for use in laminated bowls at 3,240 tonnes inched up by 4.2% month on month, but slipped by 1.2% year on year, the data showed.
Shipments of foamed PS sheets for general use totaled 1,200 tonnes, down by 9.8% month on month and down 1.6% from the same period last year, according to JASFA.
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