Schedule And Specifications

PetroChem Wire publishing schedule and product specifications

The complete 2020-2021 Publishing Schedule is available here

Product Specifications

OLEFINS

Ethylene prices reflect closing prices in three defined storage and transmission systems : Equistar at Mont Belvieu, Williams at Mont Belvieu, and Petrologistics at Choctaw (Louisiana).

  • Ethylene: 99% minimum purity
  • Refinery grade propylene: 65% minimum purity (contained in propane stream)
  • Polymer grade propylene: 99.5% minimum purity
  • Chemical grade propylene: 94% minimum purity

 

RESINS

Resin prices reflect closing prices on a railcar basis in the Houston area. Resins are generic prime, which is the same quality as branded prime but without supplier branding. +/- reasonable and producers accepted variance to maintain their prime certification.

  • LDPE film: 2 melt, 0.92 density, barefoot or medium adds, haze at or less than 6%
  • LLDPE butene film: 1 melt, 0.918-0.920 density, barefoot or medium adds
  • HDPE blow mold (copolymer): 0.25-0.39 melt, 0.950-0.956 density
  • HDPE injection (copolymer): 5-8 melt, 0.952-0.954 density
  • HMW HDPE film: 8 HLMI, 0.952 density
  • HoPP raffia: 2.9-4.5 melt
  • HoPP injection: 12, 20 or 35 melt
  • CoPP injection: 12, 20 or 35 melt; 2-3 izod
  • HIPS: 8 melt, 2-2.5 izod
  • GPPS: 8-10 melt