Winter Storm Viola

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  1. Prices continue to climb

    Unfortunately, prices of plastics are continuing to climb within the industry, almost universally. As refineries and plants continue to come back online, the supply continues to be extremely limited for a number of materials, but specifically polypropylene and polyethylene. Unfortunately, the record highs we're seeing are also being seen in many other commodity materials, such as PVC as well. Following...
  2. Price increases and a series of unfortunate events

    We're now into March of 2021, and we're seeing continued price increases almost universally across all types of plastics. However, certain materials have been hit harder than others, and within this post we'll explore what is happening currently. Winter Storm Uri (Feb. 13-17, 2021) and Winter Storm Viola (Feb. 15-20, 2021) brought significant challenges to large portions of the country...