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Trinseo Announced Price Increases

September 7, 2020

Trinseo, the global manufacturer of plastics, announced prices increases for its polycarbonate and styrenics products.

In a recent note, the company said that the increases will be effective from 1 September or as contracts allow.

The increases are as follows: polycarbonate (PC) will increase €200/mt; acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) by €35/mt; styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) by €30/mt; and polystyrene (PS) by €30/mt.

Demand for all polymers in Europe has steadily been going up in line with economic activity after the lockdowns in the spring.

While some polymers such as PC, ABS and SAN have seen margins decrease for some time, this trend seems to have changed during the past two months, especially for ABS.