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US August PS prices flat on tightening supply

Focus US August PS prices flat on tightening supply; lower feedstocks

Focus story by Michelle Klump

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polystyrene (PS) contract prices for August were assessed as flat on Friday, based on tightening supply which was counteracted by slightly lower feedstock benzene costs, and despite a mid-month price hike announced by one producer.  

With the price rollover, US July PS prices were at 113-115 cents/lb for bulk general purpose PS (GPPS) DEL (delivered) and at 121-123 cents/lb for bulk high-impact PS (HIPS) DEL, as assessed by ICIS.

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