As the upward trend in costs eases, overall supply remains relatively tight.
Trinseo increases prices in February in Europe of PS, ABS, and PC.
The company noted on its website that prices will increases €40-200/mt, effective from February 1.
For polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), the increase is €200/mt.
And for general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS), the increase is €40/mt.
While the recent climb in feedstocks eased, some markets such as ABS and PC remain relatively tight.
In addition to production issues, shipping disruptions, high prices of raw materials, and healthy demand supported prices during the past few weeks.