European polypropylene market tight in copol, high melt-flow PP: sources


The European polypropylene market is tight in high melt-flow and copolymer despite remaining well balanced in normal grades, industry sources said Monday.

One producer Monday afternoon reported shortages in copol, adding that they had received inquiries from a trader who was having difficulty in sourcing product, while another producer last week also saw tightness which they said may be linked to maintenance in Eastern .

Shortness was also reported by a producer in high melt-flow PP, who said the tightness could continue through to Q2 2017.

Another producer saw the market as “very short” in some extremely high melt-flow grades, described as those with a melt flow of 100 and above.

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