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POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate April 2015: Wave of primary price increases crashes into secondary market / Particularly steep rises for high-quality grades
VICTREX
Consumer electronics help lift H1 sales / Focus on improvement in H2 for Invibio medical business
Western European recyclate prices were swept along by the wave of sharp increases in virgin material notations in April. The price of higher-quality grades rose steadily until mid-month,... (17.04.2015)
Improved revenue and sales for the six months ended 31 March 2015 have been posted by UK high performance polymer manufacturer Victrex. Group revenue of GBP 130.3m was 9% ahead of the... (16.04.2015)
EVERTIS
Raising PET film output in Portugal / Selenis sister company plans to grow in Europe
EMS
Expanding high performance plastics output in Domat / Exchange rate impacts financial results
After commissioning another extrusion line, film producer Evertis Ibérica has raised its production capacity by 10,000 t/y. The cast film line is capable of producing PET film with a... (16.04.2015)
The high performance plastics business of Switzerland’s Ems Group continues to perform well. "As a result of the positive sales volume development", the company has now announced an... (15.04.2015)
MILACRON
Machinery producer's owner CCMP preparing for ipo / No profit posted since 2012
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend April 2015: Massive rises across the board / Tight market situation helps producers lift prices
Holding group CCMP Capital Advisors – currently the owner of machinery maker Milacron – plans to put close to 50% of the company’s shares up for sale at the New York stock exchange. CCMP... (15.04.2015)
The dramatic situation on the European standard thermoplastics market in early April defies recent memory. Although in the past, too, there have been phases of radical price turnarounds... (14.04.2015)
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BASF
Price hike for European PA 6 base polymer and intermediates
17.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate April 2015: Wave of primary price increases crashes into secondary market / Particularly steep rises for high-quality grades / Uptrend expected to continue
17.04.2015
ALBEMARLE
Global price hike for “Ethacure 100” curatives
15.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend April 2015: Massive rises across the board / Tight market situation helps producers lift prices / Traditional market structures break up / No end to upsurge in sight / Will extruders run dry?
14.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics March 2015: Upstream maintenance turnarounds boost feedstock prices / Domestic polymer prices soft while import quotes remain firm / Normal consumption levels / Little change expected for April
14.04.2015
CHEMTURA
Price hike for bromine-based flame retardants / Allocations possible
10.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2015: PE and PS bottom out / PP oscillates with good C3 availability / PVC shows unsustainable upwards trend / ABS and PC price erosion largely stopped / PA remains under pressure
09.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP March 2015: Resins prices still follow the downtrend seen in SM early this year / Notations bottom out / Market turnaround / Chopped strand mats trending up
09.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Russia March 2015: Large export shipments and technical problems drive up LDPE prices / PVC producers take advantage of lack of imports to hike notations / Stavrolen to resume HDPE production in April / Further predictions remain difficult
08.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics March 2015: Mixed bag / Polyamides and PBT slide once again / PC, POM and PMMA tread water / Commodity-related grades soar / Weak euro dampens imports
08.04.2015
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