The high price of oil is hurting more than just car owners. According to DigiTimes, it may also drive up the price of polycarbonate in the 3Q of this year.
Global prices of optical-grade polycarbonate (PC), a key material for making optical discs, have fallen from above US$3 per kilogram at the end of last year to US$2.80 per kilogram this quarter, but the recent hikes in the price of crude oil to more than US$70 per barrel might push the price of PC to US$3 or even higher next quarter, according to local makers of optical discs.
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