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In the Spotlight
BOREALIS
EUR 160m upgrade for four cracker units at Stenungsund facility
INOVYN
Chlorovinyls joint venture finally receives EC approval / Business starts up on 1 July
Polyolefins producer Borealis is to invest EUR 160m in an improvement programme at its production facility in Stenungsund / Sweden. The work involves the upgrade and revamp of four... (03.07.2015)
Inovyn, the global chlorvinyls joint venture established by Solvay and Ineos, finally started up on 1 July, after gaining European Commission approval. The formation of the jv was first... (03.07.2015)
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
EuPC unveils agenda of “Polymers for Europe Alliance” / Pan-European platform to address recent spate of FMs
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics June 2015: Propylene rises amid general tightness in Asia Pacific / Ethylene and styrene largely stable
More details on the new “Polymers for Europe Alliance”, set up by European Plastics Converters at its annual meeting in late May, have been made available. The alliance was set up in... (02.07.2015)
Ongoing maintenance shutdowns across the Asia Pacific region, including China, kept propylene prices relatively firm, with demand from the downstream processing industries largely normal.... (02.07.2015)
OCC
New polycabornate line in eastern China on stream / Phosgene-free processing technology from Germany's EPC Group
POLYMER PRICES
Russia June 2015: Rises across the board / PET the sole exception
OCC Ningbo Oceanking Chemical Development in Q1 this year commissioned a new polycarbonate plant. The 100,000 t/y facility was built by Germany’s EPC Group, using its proprietary and... (02.07.2015)
There can be no talk of a summer lull on the Russian polymer markets. While May seemed to offer a breather, June proved to be a busy month for all polymers covered in this report – PET... (01.07.2015)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene June 2015: Increases once again reach triple digits / Margins at record levels / Improvement slowly coming into sight / Notations likely to roll over or even fall in July
03.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene June 2015: Hikes continuously diminished / Prices barely exceed cost increase / Supply improves / Some relief likely in July / Compounds still firm
03.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
PET June 2015: After spring's increases, notations show signs of easing / Processors hold back on purchases / July will be dominated by buyers' expectations of falling prices
03.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
PVC June 2015: Producers once again achieve significant margin improvements / Tight market drives prices up / Supply situation appears to be easing / Notations could stabilise in July
03.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics June 2015: Price boom comes to an end / Only ABS pointing up slightly / PS already crumbling / EPS rolls over / Holiday season will dampen demand in July / Discounts expected across the board
03.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics June 2015: Propylene rises amid general tightness in Asia Pacific / Ethylene and styrene largely stable / Most polymers pointing down / Demand normal / Little change expected in July
02.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: June/July 2015
02.07.2015
STYROLUTION
PS price lowered
02.07.2015
LANXESS
Global price increase for flame retardant “Pocan” PBT compounds
02.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Russia June 2015: Rises across the board / PET the sole exception / Uptrend unlikely to end in July as maintenance season gets underway
01.07.2015
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