Further price erosion / Aromatic derivatives yet to bottom out / POM stable, PMMA pointing up / March likely to see further price cuts despite a revival in demandIn February, the price erosion experienced by many engineering thermoplastics in Europe continued at more or less the same pace. Contrary to the trend among standard thermoplastics, there was no sign of notations bottoming out, let alone turning around. The only materials that were somewhat exposed to this trend were the more commodity-related ABS (see PIEWeb of 04.03.2015) and PP compounds (see PIEWeb of 04.03.2015), although in these cases, too, notations still pointed downwards. The downtrend was much more clear-cut for polycarbonate, the polyamides and PBT. The gas-based POM, on the other hand, was generally stable, while PMMA bucked the trend and rose again due to the tightness of the MMA market.