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BAYER
Earnings at MaterialScience surge on higher demand and cost relief / Sales flat
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
European market to grow by 2% per year to 2019, led by eastern Europe / PCI Films study
In the first half of its last year as part of the Bayer group, the polymers sub-group Bayer MaterialScience benefited from the plastics production sector’s twin trends of improved demand... (31.07.2015)
Europe’s flexible packaging market is forecast to expand by an average of 2% per year to EUR 14.2 bn in 2019 from EUR 12.9 bn in 2014, helped by a growth pick-up in eastern Europe,... (31.07.2015)
DOW
Polymers boost group performance in Q2 / Revenue from plastics down but earnings up
JOHNSON CONTROLS
Automotive division will be outsourced / Spin-off within twelve months
On a year-on-year operational level, the two plastics-relevant segments of Dow Chemical, Performance Materials & Chemicals and Performance Plastics, showed similar development in the... (30.07.2015)
The planned conversion of Johnson Controls from automotive specialist into multi-industrial enterprise is proceeding quickly. After the foundation of a passenger compartment joint venture... (30.07.2015)
POLIFILM
Acquisition of Germany's Mondi Osterburken plant / Expansion with laminate and label films
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
First-half of 2015 better than expected / Polymer supply shortage burdens converters
On 22 July, Polifilm Extrusion signed an agreement to take over the German company Mondi Osterburken. The purchase price was not disclosed. The acquisition is subject to regulatory... (30.07.2015)
On the whole, business development of the plastics industry in German-speaking Europe in the first half of this year was better than had been expected at year’s begin. Nearly half of the... (29.07.2015)
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Price Reports and Announcements
SONGWON
Global price hike for phenolic antioxidants
27.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks July 2015: MDI higher / TDI gives way slightly / Polyols unchanged / Supply fairly long / Demand still relatively strong / Weak rollover for all materials in August?
24.07.2015
REICHHOLD
North American flame retardant UPR and vinyl ester resins prices to rise
24.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate July 2015: Most grades trend sideways / Availability of production scrap largely suffices to meet demand / rPC and rPP compounds the sole exceptions / rABS prices could erode in August
22.07.2015
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What goes up, must come down
21.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate July 2015: Prices turn around / Most notations roll over / Slight increases only for rHDPE and rPET flakes / First erosions for rPS and rPET / Downtrend likely in August
21.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend July 2015: Supply situation on the road to recovery / PE rolls over / PP follows the monomer down / PVC trending stable to slightly upward / PS takes its cue from the monomer trend
14.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics June 2015: Feedstocks firm on the back of maintenance downtimes / Domestic notations fall across the board / Raw material prices likely to soften in July / Polymers expected to hold stable amid slight downward trend
08.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2015: PE inches sideward / PP producers improve their margins / PVC remains stuck at the bottom / PS down by triple digits / Slight uptrend for engineering thermoplastics
07.07.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP June 2015: Resins prices see further small gains / Supply and demand good / Orders may slacken from mid-July / Glass fibre products head unchanged into new quarter
07.07.2015
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