02 May 2012 21:09 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polycarbonate (PC) spot prices increased by 9 cents/lb ($198/tonne, €151/tonne) in April, sources said on Wednesday.
Two out of three producers were successful in 90% of the price increases they sought in April, sources said.
The increases moved general purpose (GP) moulding and extrusion PC grades to $1.68-2.00/lb in bulk and $1.73-$2.05/lb for the same material in package grade from $1.68-1.91/lb and $1.73-1.96./lb, respectively, in March.
The third US PC producer, Styron, did not propose a price increase for April.
None of the producers have announced a price increase for May in the Americas.
One buyer said it anticipates an increase proposal to be announced in May.
($1 = €0.76)
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