Only minor price swings as spring settles in / Buyers´ reticence limits price rises / Cost increases in the oil sector will step up the pressure in JuneOn the European engineering thermoplastics market, there were few significant price movements in the merry month of May. Nevertheless, even though none of the hefty surges of the previous months were seen, things were still bubbling under the surface, with PC, polyamides and POM moving more markedly than the other products. Despite the situation remaining generally calm, it seemed in most cases like a brief stop for a breather. The commodity-related ABS as a styrene derivative dipped slightly. Conversely, the PP compounds rose equally moderately.