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Oil Price Pullbacks Yet to Calm Troubled Raw Material Waters

SpecialChem / Aug 1, 2011

Suppliers of raw materials used in the adhesive industry have typically enjoyed healthy profitability improvements this year, but supplies of many of their products remain tight. Meanwhile crude oil prices have fallen back from the $115/barrel highs seen in late April, even if they are still hovering around $100/barrel. Both oil prices and upstream profitability seem encouraging news for monomers and polymers used in adhesives overwhelming derived from petrochemical resources.

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