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RECYCLING
EC withdraws Circular Economy plans to increase recycling levels / Package to be replaced with more ambitious legislation
19.12.2014
Year in Review 2014
Exclusively in PIE: A review of the top news stories of 2014 – from a plastics perspective.
Part 1 General overview
11.12.2014
Part 2 Plastics production
12.12.2014
Part 3 Packaging
15.12.2014
Part 4 Regulations 16.12.2014
Latest news
LYONDELLBASELL
Bhavesh “Bob” Patel appointed new group CEO
19.12.2014
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE
PC sheet plant starts up in Guangzhou
19.12.2014
BASF
50% stake in Ellba Eastern SM/PO joint venture sold to Shell / Moerdijk jv not part of transaction
19.12.2014
SIBUR
Tobolsk Polymer subsidiary starts up propylene plant / UOP technology / Backward integration
19.12.2014
DOW
Leygapack to market “PacXpert” technology across France, UK, Ireland and Belgium / Innovation award at “Emballage” fair
19.12.2014
TOTAL
Launching PP grades based on non-phthalate catalysts
19.12.2014
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
The 3D printer and the empresses' new clothes
19.12.2014
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks December 2014: MDI declines slightly / TDI rolls over / Polyols stable / PO tightness eases / More corrections likely / Demand slack at year end
18.12.2014
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate December 2014: Peak prices crumble on a broad front / Wide gap to virgin material still protects rPA 6.6 and rPC/ABS blends / Demand low / Prices expected to erode
18.12.2014
KUIBYSHEVAZOT
Russian polymer producer plans to raise PA 6 output / Significant state subsidies
18.12.2014
DOW
Deborah Borg appointed president of Dow USA
18.12.2014
TOSAF
Israeli compounder chooses North Carolina as site of first US facility / USD 13m investment
18.12.2014
VERSTRAETE IML
Belgian in mould label producer invests in new production hall and machinery / Part of Constantia Flexibles
18.12.2014
ECOLEAN
Swedish aseptic packaging producer adds new factory in China
18.12.2014
ASIAN FIBRES
PET recycling plant gets underway in the UAE / Capacity to double within one year
18.12.2014
European Price Index November 2014
November prev. mon. (change)
Plastixx 2,089.0 2,180.4 ( -4.2% )
Plastixx ST 2,147.7 2,246.6 ( -4.4% )
Plastixx TT 1,426.6 1,433.9 ( -0.5% )
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