Minor movement for traditional materials / Only PMMA trending up / Buyers and producers agree on truce until year´s end / Suppliers preparing for a January offensiveAfter all efforts launched by engineering thermoplastics producers to improve their margins had failed in October, November 2016 turned out to be a typical interim month, offering them time to lick their wounds and come up with new strategies. In the end, the price of most of the traditional engineering thermoplastics rolled over. The only exception was PMMA, where European demand is slowly but surely being confronted by a general structural undersupply. While small application fields have been growing for months, producers have not shown any willingness to invest. The commodity-related ABS and PP compounds have followed the rise in their respective value chains.