Schedule And Specifications

PetroChem Wire publishing schedule and product specifications

2020 Publishing Schedule

PetroChem Wire publishes every business day except for the following U.S. holidays:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 Presidents Day
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday
Monday, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3, 2020 Independence Day Observed
Monday, September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27, 2020 Day After Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day

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