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06.03.2015
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KEM ONE
Higher PVC prices in March
06.03.2015
INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Most producers see sales and earnings improvement in 2014 / Cautious optimism for 2015 / Falling raw materials prices and strengthening demand provide impetus / Currency shift will boost European companies
06.03.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP February 2015: Styrene plunge pulls resins down / Surprisingly steep rise in March's SM contract clouds outlook / Chopped strand mats slightly firmer / Demand almost back to normal
06.03.2015
NIZHNEKAMSKNEFTEKHIM
Operating profit and revenues increase / Plastics segment drives gains thanks to new PS line / Feasibility study for olefins complex
06.03.2015
RAUMEDIC
Rehau group's medical plastics specialist builds first plant outside of Germany / North Carolina facility to start up in early 2016
06.03.2015
TECHNOCOMPOUND
"Bioblend" line of Polyblend affiliate acquired / Resinex appointed distributor
06.03.2015
CPH CHEMIE
Investment in packaging business in China to help offset effects of CHF and European market / Paper division supports 64% rise in group operating profit
06.03.2015
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
Fresh off the printers
06.03.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics February 2015: 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 demand
05.03.2015
STYROLUTION
ABS price increase
05.03.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Russia February 2015: Little market activity / Slight rises for most polymers / Only HDPE blow moulding, EPS and homo PP pointing down / Volatile exchange rate could lead to additional increases in March
05.03.2015
BASF
New TDI plant in Ludwigshafen to start up in H2 this year / Schwarzheide to be mothballed
05.03.2015
BOREALIS
Net profit leaps 35% in 2014 on higher margins and Borouge 3 start-up / Profitability could decline in 2015 / Feedstock investments to aid future competitiveness
05.03.2015
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
Acquisition of composites specialist TCG / Output expanded / Exploring polycarbonate applications
05.03.2015
RECTICEL
Operating profit increases in 2014 despite polyols price pressure / Flexible foams gains driven by automotive market / Future "uncertain" in Europe
05.03.2015
European Price Index February 2015
February prev. mon. (change)
Plastixx 1,780.8 1,845.0 ( -3.5% )
Plastixx ST 1,819.3 1,887.3 ( -3.6% )
Plastixx TT 1,337.0 1,355.7 ( -1.4% )
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