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PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
European polyolefin supply lengthening / PVC procurement increasingly critical
IDENTIPLAST
Discussion on the role of plastics in a circular economy / End of life of plastic goods key to sustainable development
Polyolefin plants in Europe are now producing more material, but the supply situation is not yet back to normal. Following a wave of force majeure declarations over the past several... (22.05.2015)
The recent “IdentiPlast” conference on the recycling and recovery of plastics held in Rome / Italy at the end of April focused on how the plastics industry can contribute to a circular... (22.05.2015)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PVC profile manufacturers question legitimacy of FMs / Shortages threaten SMEs' livelihood
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2015: Little of producer cost rise passed on / MDI and TDI largely unchanged
Europe’s PVC converters have become the latest to join the chorus of protest against developments in the upstream supply sector that are negatively affecting their business. In a... (21.05.2015)
The short working month of May saw weak demand for PU feedstocks in Europe, and notations for MDI and TDI notations remained mostly unchanged. It appears that the considerable rise in the... (21.05.2015)
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2015: Mixed picture / rABS, rPC and rPP compounds tend upwards
CHINAPLAS
Mega-fair opens its doors in Guangzhou / Changes in production mode
While there were minor downward corrections at the lower end of the range for some PA regrind materials between mid-April and mid-May, the standard grades of rABS, rPC and rPP compounds... (21.05.2015)
Intelligent production, sustainability and automation are the buzzwords right now in Guangzhou / China, as the city prepares itself to once again host “Chinaplas”, the world’s second... (20.05.2015)
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POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2015: Little of producer cost rise passed on / MDI and TDI largely unchanged / Polyols slightly higher / Weak demand in holiday-rich month / Steep rises seen for June
21.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2015: Mixed picture / rABS, rPC and rPP compounds tend upwards / Minor decreases with rPA / Wave of price hikes gradually impacting base material rates / Upturn likely to continue
21.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate May 2015: Again increases across the board / Primary price hikes begin to affect secondary market / Feedstock scarcer and more costly / Lively demand / Upward pressure on the horizon
20.05.2015
CELANESE
Higher VAM prices
20.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend May 2015: Renewed significant hikes for polyolefins / PVC also rising steeply / Styrenics take a breather at impressive high / Situation only expected to improve by end of the quarter
14.05.2015
DUPONT
Price hike for ethylene copolymers sold in EMEA
13.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics April 2015: Feedstock prices continue rising / Domestic ABS and PC increase / PA trending soft while PMMA declines / Good demand situation / Little change expected in May
12.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Russia April 2015: Maintenance and high export activity take LDPE notations through the roof / PP follows at a less steeper pace / High feedstock costs and few import alternatives drive up PS / PVC rolls over / PET with slight losses
11.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2015: PP takes another plunge / PE and PVC tread water / PS rises considerably / Export options improve / PE likely to rise in May / Engineering thermoplastics oscillate
08.05.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP April 2015: Resins see substantial hikes / Feedstocks will lend further price momentum in May / Glass fibre products trending tighter / Duties curb Asian imports
08.05.2015
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