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Are bioplastics really a better environmental solution?
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Uplift pressure drives up trading prices for PP
Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our lives, yet questions over the materials’ sustainability are often in the headlines. End-of-life plastic materials that can completely break... (21.02.2018)
Since the end of January, European spot prices for polyolefins have been unable to escape the global upward movement in the oil and petrochemical chains. Although the stronger euro has... (20.02.2018)
PET
Experts across value chain meet at annual “Petcore Europe Conference” / Over 200 attendees gain insights into circular economy and innovation
SERBIA
New projects for waste management / Chinese investors to build plastics recycling factories
The annual “Petcore Europe Conference” took place on 7 and 8 February 2018 in Brussels. Organiser Petcore Europe says there were more than 200 attendees at the event, which had the theme... (20.02.2018)
Serbia is attracting foreign interest in its plastic waste processing. Chinese investors plan to build four factories for processing plastic waste as well as producing plastic granules in... (19.02.2018)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PA 6.6: Solvay declares force majeure due to ADN supply failure / Polyamide production affected in France
LYONDELLBASELL
Takeover of A. Schulman / Advanced Polymer Solutions' revenues will double turnover
For polyamide 6.6 processors in Europe, the situation has become critical. Tight supply for base polymer and compounds – exacerbated since late January by BASF's stoppage in the UK –... (16.02.2018)
Polyolefins giant LyondellBasell has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire materials specialist A. Schulman for USD 2.25 bn. The group is to acquire 100% of A.... (15.02.2018)
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