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PACKAGING MARKETS EUROPE
Four leading industry associations call on plastics producers to “urgently” invest in European production facilities / Supply security needs to be restored
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Ineos declares force majeure for PVC from Wilhelmshaven
For European plastics players, it hardly comes as news that the current situation on the PE and PP fronts especially is historically unprecedented. Not a day goes by, it seems, without one... (23.04.2015)
In a letter sent out to its customers dated 21 April, Ineos has declared force majeure for all S-PVC deliveries from its plant in Wilhelmshaven / Germany. Ineos pointed to a "serious... (23.04.2015)
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
European Compounders and Masterbatchers Association questions legality of recent FMs / Latest group to express worry about current situation
MANAGEMENT
B2B default payment rates hinder European recovery / Atradius says Greece and Italy most affected
Joining the chorus of European plastics associations that have expressed concern about the recent spate of force majeure announcements, the European Compounders and Masterbatchers... (22.04.2015)
“Significant” B2B payment default rates are slowing the timid economic recovery in the eurozone and keeping insolvency rates “well above 2007 levels,” credit management specialist... (22.04.2015)
FAERCH PLAST
Launching “aggressive” international expansion strategy / Plans call for distributors network for CPET and “MAPET II”
HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
Rising demand for polymeric materials with metal-like properties / Niche products make gains
As part of its long-term strategic growth plan, Danish food packaging specialist Faerch Plast plans to build up a network of overseas distributors, targeting what it called an “aggressive... (21.04.2015)
Global production capacities of high-performance plastics polysulfone, polyketone, polyphthalamide, LCP, PEI, PPE and PPO as well as fluoroplastics currently stand at about 820,000 t/y,... (21.04.2015)
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POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks April 2015: TDI points upward despite raw materials rollover / MDI firms slightly / Polyols stable / Sharp rise in production costs could push May prices higher
23.04.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate April 2015: Commodity-related secondary materials show first signs of upward movement / Some production scrap tighter and more expensive / rPA and rPOM stable / Upward pressure remains
20.04.2015
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
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
North America March 2015: PE and PS bottom out / PP oscillates amid good C3 availability / PVC in unsustainable upwards trend / ABS and PC price erosion largely stopped / PA remains under pressure
09.04.2015
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