European prices are going up across the board, on the back of plant issues and good demand.
Trinseo announces price increases in December on PS, PC, and ABS.
The company said that from December 1 polycarbonate (PC) will increase €250/mt.
And acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) will increase €350/mt.
Meanwhile, Trinseo announces prices increases also on general purpose polystyrene and high impact polystyrene (PS).
The increases on GPPS and HIPS will be €250/mt.
European demand for many polymers continues to improve amid tightening supplies.
This is driving a rather steep upside in prices in December.
While availability has been declining for some time because of better demand in China reducing imports, production issues are adding further strain on supply.
Many polymers, such as polypropylene (PP), nylons (PA6/PA66), ABS, PC, and PS are all suffering in one way or another from production issues.