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POLYPROPYLENE
Versatile material continues to see global growth / Consumption doubled since 2000 / Propane gains importance for propylene production as a result of ethylene decoupling / Availability likely to remain good
02.03.2015
Latest news
TRINSEO
Polycarbonate price hike
02.03.2015
SOLVAY
Launching PEEK production in the US / Plant to start up in mid-2016
02.03.2015
BASF
Performance in line with reduced expectations in 2014 / Engineering polymers and PU hold up well / Lower oil prices could drive industrial economy in 2015, but earnings likely to be flat
02.03.2015
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
Strategic review following proposed merger with Stellar / Brazilian film and bag production to cease / Focus on Asia Pacific
02.03.2015
ALBEA
Consolidated Italian production site begins operations / Integrated European centre of excellence for mascara
02.03.2015
PLASTIC OMNIUM
Gains in sales and operating profit as investments come on stream / Asia and western Europe deliver greatest growth / Plan to increase sales to EUR 7 bn by 2018 is on track
02.03.2015
LEHMANN & VOSS
New PTFE-modified compounds launched / First products based on PEEK
02.03.2015
EVENTS
“5th ISTA European Packaging Symposium” to take place in Valencia in March
02.03.2015
SOLVIN
PVC prices to rise
27.02.2015
ROQUETTE
Thermoplastic starch production hardly worthwhile / Low oil price pressures biopolymer producers
27.02.2015
BAYER
New group performance records last year / MaterialScience battered by market turbulence in Q4 / Plans for a carve-out on track for mid-2016 but Dekkers does not exclude outright sale
27.02.2015
US FILM RECYCLING
Collection of plastic film packaging up by 11% in 2013 / More than half exported for recycling overseas / ACC report
27.02.2015
AZELIS
Speciality chemicals distributor bought by Apax Partners / Plans for further growth
27.02.2015
ARKEMA
Introducing “Kynar UHM” PVDF for use in extreme environments requiring high chemical resistance
27.02.2015
DREYCHEM
Distribution portfolio now includes BrandEx cleaning granules for high-temperature applications
27.02.2015
European Price Index February 2015
February prev. mon. (change)
Plastixx 1,780.8 1,845.0 ( -3.5% )
Plastixx ST 1,819.3 1,887.3 ( -3.6% )
Plastixx TT 1,337.0 1,355.7 ( -1.4% )
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