Daily Chemical Reaction
Too Much Of A Good Thing – Recycled Resin Prices Fell In July Relative To Virgin Values, Both Lower In August
- The price of plastic resin & materials and recycled plastics declined in July, and the value slide worsened in August. Recycled resin prices will likely snap back faster.
- Brent crude and Ex-US naphtha values have fallen relative to US natural gas and USGC ethane, implying a flatter global chemical cost curve at the feedstock level.
- We provide some general commentary on the US propylene market, which has found support, and follow with views on US benzene after its recent price drop.
- We discuss the Hy Stor storage project and energy and wind power variability as a green hydrogen production issue. We also highlight Nuscale Power Results.
- We highlight the US PPI posting for July that followed the CPI posting earlier this week – both were below expectations, but consumer headwinds remain stiff.
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