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BOREALIS
Strengthening global position in wire and cable industry / Investment projects with Borouge / XLPE capacity expansion at two sites
24.04.2014
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POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics March/April 2014: Benzene firm, styrene rising and butadiene soft / Domestic feedstock notations firm but trending up / Most polymers roll over / ABS surges / Demand for PA 6.6 “made in China” rising
24.04.2014
TEKNOR APEX
New “polymer neutral” strategy launched at "Chinaplas" / Restructured portfolio with multiple choices
24.04.2014
HUNTSMAN
Two new TPU grades at “Chinaplas” / Materials developed for injection moulding in footwear applications
24.04.2014
HUSKY
Presence at “Chinaplas” through recently-acquired Schöttli subsidiary
24.04.2014
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
"Plastivision Arabia" fair held in Sharjah / Weighing in on a dedicated plastic park strategy / Focus on downstream industries / First "Print Pack Arabia" well received
24.04.2014
POLYOLS MARKET
Global green and bio polyols sector growing at 10.8% per year / Strongest growth in Asia / Corn and soybean most common feedstock / Markets and Markets report
24.04.2014
CHINAPLAS 2014
World's second largest plastics fair opens its doors / Exhibition space fully booked / Key theme of “Greenovation” / Trend towards fully automated processes to ensure competitive edge amid rising labour costs
23.04.2014
PLASTICS MACHINERY MARKET
China key to European plastics machinery suppliers / Domestic sales increasing in importance / Market accounts for 10% of Euromap exports in 2012 / “Chinaplas” in Shanghai gets underway
23.04.2014
NETSTAL
“Chinaplas” presence to promote “PET-line” and “Elion” injection moulding machines / Growing Chinese custom caps and closures market
23.04.2014
CRODA
Additives for wood plastic composites launched at "Chinaplas"
23.04.2014
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks April 2014: Tight supply prompts upsurge for MDI and polyols / Downtrend for long TDI continues / Strong demand could push notations above the cost rise
23.04.2014
LEHMANN & VOSS
European distributor for Mayzo masterbatches for PP process optimisation
23.04.2014
RUSSIA
Specialty chemicals market to grow by 5.6% to 2018 / Government targets reduction in imports to 12% / TechSci Research report
23.04.2014
MIKO
In partnership with Indonesian plastic tubs manufacturer / Belgian packaging specialist targeting Asian market
23.04.2014
CHINA POLYETHYLENE MARKET
Current five-year plan sees new production plants brought on stream / Dependence on imports declines / International producers see sales fall short of expectations / Will the next PE flood come in before the shale gas volumes?
22.04.2014
European Price Index March 2014
March prev. mon. (change)
Plastixx 2,194.3 2,230.2 ( -1.6% )
Plastixx ST 2,262.9 2,301.9 ( -1.7% )
Plastixx TT 1,421.7 1,421.1 ( +0.0% )
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