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In the Spotlight
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics August 2015: Notations give way / Rebates mostly exceed cost relief
POLYMER PRICES
PET August 2015: Price decline gathers speed / Low Asian notations and oil's tail dive pull prices down
In August 2015, styrenics could not buck the downward trend initiated by the EUR 25/t decline in the SM reference contract. Not only the ongoing summer holiday season curbed demand. After... (03.09.2015)
As was to be expected, European PET prices continued their marked downslide in August 2015. In addition to the downward pull exerted by the fall in Asian notations, which had already began... (03.09.2015)
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics August 2015: Feedstock prices at new annual low / Polymers down across the board
EVONIK
MMA expansion in the US shelved
The horrific explosion that occurred at the port city of Tianjin on 12 August has so far had very little immediate impact on the major feedstock and polymer production sites in the... (02.09.2015)
A company spokeswoman for Evonik Industries confirmed to PIE that the plans to build a methyl methacrylate plant in Mobile, Alabama / USA have been shelved. Although the basic... (02.09.2015)
ECOPLAST
Large fire at Austrian recycling group / 10,000 m2 up in flames
POLYMER PRICES
Russia August 2015: Rise in rouble-based notations / Prohibitive costs lead several converters to shut down their operations
A large fire broke out at plastics recycler Ecoplast on 29 August. The local fire brigade reports that at one point, a space measuring 10,000 m2 was ablaze, caused by several pressed... (01.09.2015)
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)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene August 2015: Price cuts slightly exceed cost reduction / Market situation returning to normal / Imports improve supply situation / Specified HD types remain short / Further significant reductions expected in September
03.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics August 2015: Notations give way / Rebates mostly exceed cost relief / Summer lull and expectations of price drop curb demand / Fresh SM decline will trigger further concessions
03.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
PET August 2015: Price decline gathers speed / Low Asian notations and oil's tail dive pull prices down / Imports abound / Notations likely to fall further in September
03.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene August 2015: Price reductions slightly greater than price relief / Producers‘ margins still well-padded / Market trending long / Downslide will gather speed in September
03.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
PVC August 2015: Producers pass on proportionate cost rise / Tough price round ends in a stalemate / Fall in titanium dioxide impacts rigid blends / Additional declines expected in September
03.09.2015
STYROLUTION
Renewed decline for PS prices
02.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics August 2015: Feedstock prices at new annual low / Polymers down across the board / Consumption slows / Tianjin disaster has limited immediate impact on petrochemical logistics
02.09.2015
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: August/September 2015
02.09.2015
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
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