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Epsilyte raises EPS prices for third month in a row

February 09/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- EPSilyte is seeking a price increase of 5 cents/lb (USD110/tonne) on all grades of expandable polystyrene (EPS) in North America as of 1 March, said Chemweek.

The announcement said that the increase was necessary to keep pace with rising operating costs as well as continuing investments into sustainability such as its Adept biodegradable EPS products. Increase for all grades of expandable polystyrene effective 1 March 2021; price rise due to escalating operating costs, need to continue sustainability investments.

EPS demand has remained strong in recent months amid strong demand from construction and foam food packaging applications.

EPS is a rigid form of polystyrene (PS) used in insulation foams for the construction industry as well as for packaging.

As per MRC, Epsilyte (Woodlands, Texas) increased prices by 4 cents per pound (USD88 per tonne) from February 1 on all PSV-S grades in North America. In January, the company raised PSV-S prices by 6 cents per pound.

According to MRC's ScanPlast, in Russia, the estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics for the eleven months of 2020 amounted to 454.990 tonnes, which corresponds to the consumption indicator for the same period last year. The estimated consumption of PS and styrene plastics in the country in November increased by 4% compared to the same month of 2019 and amounted to 45,830 tonnes.

Major North American producers of EPS include Styropek, EPSilyte, Styrochem, Nexkemia and Dart Polymers.


mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PS, EPS, GPPS, HIPS, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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