Solvay hiking TPO prices

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Auburn Hills, Michigan- Solvay Engineered Polymers is increasing pricess of its thermoplastic polyolefin materials by $0.04 per pound with effective 1 May. The move, it said, was prompted by sharp rises in raw material prices combined with price erosion in the TPO market.

Polypropylene prices have risen by more than 50 percent since 2002, and propylene monomer prices are moving towards record highs, according to Bob Gerlach, the company’s vice president for sales and marketing.

“On the other hand, our…

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