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In the Spotlight
POLYMER PRICES
Russia August 2015: Rise in rouble-based notations / Prohibitive costs lead several converters to shut down their operations
INOVYN
Spanish authorities allege breach of electricity interruptibility deal at Martorell site / Demand back-payments
It is becoming increasingly difficult for observers of the Russian polymer market to find words to express the dramatic nature of what is happening in the country’s plastics scene.... (01.09.2015)
It looks like the approval of the antitrust authorities was not the most difficult hurdle Inovyn – the 50:50 chlorvinyls joint venture between Ineos and Solvay – has had to overcome.... (31.08.2015)
K 2016
Mega plastics fair sold out more than a year before kick-off / Special exhibit on how plastics shape our future
AIROPACK
Capacity expansion / Producer of cosmetics dispensers plans to massively raise sales by 2017
With more than a year left before the fair actually begins, exhibitor space for “K 2016” – held in Düsseldorf / Germany from 19-26 October 2016 – has been completely sold out. All of the... (31.08.2015)
Demand for the newly developed “Airopack” pressure dispenser for personal hygiene products is booming. Manufacturer Airopack Technology Group – a specialist for mechanical and... (31.08.2015)
PLASTICS APPLICATIONS
Germany develops world's first “tri-material” collectors' 5-Euro coin featuring polymer ring
LYONDELLBASELL
CEO Patel announces renewed ethylene and PE capacity expansions in Texas / Plans to invest USD 4 bn by 2020
A global first, Germany’s financial authorities have come up with an innovative counterfeiting technology for a new collector’s 5-Euro coin, which will be debuted at the “World Money Fair”... (28.08.2015)
Before August comes to a close, LyondellBasell intends to bring on stream the added ethylene output at its site in Channelview, Houston. The announcement was made by CEO Bob Patel during... (28.08.2015)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Russia August 2015: Rise in rouble-based notations / Prohibitive costs lead several converters to shut down their operations / Producers seek refuge in export channel / Volatile exchange rate drives prices down in euro-terms / No relief in sight
01.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks August 2015: Isocyanate notations begin to crumble / Polyols slip / Weakness in Asia and slump in oil prices make themselves felt / September likely to bring further falls
24.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2015: Prices roll over across the board / Holiday season dictates supply and demand / Return to normality in the next few weeks / Possible upturn with regrind POM and PC
21.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2015: Most grades roll over / Only rPET clear points down / Solid demand supports price level / Base material costs remain high / Recyclers eyeing hikes
20.08.2015
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
August rings in a new downslide / Steepest fall registered by PP homo injection moulding material
18.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2015: Price cuts for PE and PVC still smaller than cost reduction / PP often a little higher / PS follows closely in the footsteps of SM / Imports more plentiful / Continuing price pressure
17.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2015: Feedstock and polymer prices down / Consumption at a normal level / Little change forecast for August
13.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2015: Feedstock prices decline / Polymer notations also pointing down / Consumption at normal levels / Prices could continue to soften in August
12.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2015: Almost all grades point up / PE notations explode / PVC also rising steeply / Increases for PP and PS more moderate / PET stable / Additional hikes likely in August
11.08.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2015: PE inches sideways again / Margin gains with PP despite price reductions / PVC remains calm / PS climbs rapidly again / ABS also on the up / Otherwise stability with engineering thermoplastics
10.08.2015
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