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UK parliament rejects new fracking moratorium / Environment committee bill defeated / Scotland exempted from eased exploration rules / Devolved rights could threaten Ineos
30.01.2015
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SHELL
Plans to build USD 11 bn cracker and downstream petrochemicals hub in Iraq
30.01.2015
PU PANELS
Global demand to grow by 4.4% per year to 2018 / Fastest growth expected in India / IAL Consultants report
30.01.2015
LANXESS
2014 earnings forecast upgraded / Strong demand in December improves outlook
30.01.2015
SASOL
US-based upstream plans shelved for now / Commitment to ethane cracker and PE lines reconfirmed
30.01.2015
ELOS MEDTECH MICROPLAST
Medical technology parts producer doubles capacity at Swedish plant / Rising demand from global customer base
30.01.2015
TEKNOR APEX
Introducing “Apex 1545-D40 ST” PVC compound for exterior surfaces / Grade eliminates additional texturing steps
30.01.2015
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
By the beard of Tutankhamun
30.01.2015
MOROCCO
Plastics industry continues to see solid growth / Sector sales to double by 2020 / Recycling activities to rise
29.01.2015
MEADWESTVACO / ROCKTENN
US packaging giants agree to merger / Combined company would have close to USD 16 bn in sales / Plastics operations part of mega-deal
29.01.2015
KARPATNEFTEKHIM
Reports allege that Ukrainian Lukoil subsidiary could resume PE, PVC production in spring / Ongoing feuds likely to constitute an obstacle
29.01.2015
POLYONE
Operating loss of USD 14.3m in Q4 2014 / Full-year earnings fall by 33% to USD 155m / Sales decline by 6% in final quarter, but increase 2% over full year
29.01.2015
UK RECYCLING
BPF warns of consequences of exempting biodegradable bags from levy / Oxo-biodegradable plastics association accuses recyclers of scaremongering
29.01.2015
KINGSPAN
Purchase of Belgian steel and PU sandwich plates producer Joris Ide Group
29.01.2015
BASF
Flame-retardant, glass fibre-reinforced PA grade added to “Ultramid” portfolio / A3U42G6 aimed at applications requiring higher temperatures
29.01.2015
EVENTS
BPF annual PVC seminar “ProcurePlas” to be held in London in late February
29.01.2015
European Price Index January 2015
January prev. mon. (change)
Plastixx 1,845.0 2,016.8 ( -8.5% )
Plastixx ST 1,887.3 2,070.5 ( -8.8% )
Plastixx TT 1,355.7 1,411.3 ( -3.9% )
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