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POLYESTER MARKETS
India's Haldia plans large complex for feedstocks PX and PTA / USD 4 bn investments
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Shell to face charges over Moerdijk blast and EO leak / First hearing in May 2019
India’s Odisha state has approved plans by Haldia Petrochemicals, to build an integrated refinery with an associated aromatics complex at Balasore, near the Subarnarekha Port project of... (18.03.2019)
Shell Nederland Chemie, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, is facing charges over an explosion that occurred at its Moerdijk complex on 3 June 2014 – see PIEWeb of 04.06.2014. Separately... (18.03.2019)
POLYETHYLENE
PE imports from the US gaining steam / Impact on European producer margins
BREXIT
Uncertainty remains after MPs vote against leaving EU without a deal / EU and UK businesses say no deal is a no-win outcome for both sides
European imports of low pressure process polyethylene from the US ended the year 2018 on a strong note, show the latest Eurostat data. In total, nearly 155,000 t of high-density grades... (15.03.2019)
A second vote on 12 March 2019 again failed to get Theresa May's deal through parliament, even with the looming 29 March 2019 deadline – see PIEWeb of 16.01.2019. Reacting to the... (14.03.2019)
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
March through the institutions to sustainability makes strides / EU delivering on 54 action plan points
FRANCE
National pact on plastic packaging / Government, NGOs and retailers commit to ambitious recycling targets
All the wheels of the European Commission’s “Circular Economy Action Plan” are now spinning, and the 28 member states are hastening their way along the path to sustainability, the plan’s... (13.03.2019)
The French government has launched a national pact on plastic packaging named "Pacte National sur les emballages plastiques". The ministry of ecological and inclusive transition and... (13.03.2019)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Upward trend in olefins pushing up polymers
19.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate March 2019: Prices largely remain at previous month's level / Only small hikes on individual grades / Recyclers aim to catch up on missed price increases
19.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2019: Most markets in a rollover / Producers unable to push through hikes for PE, PVC or PS / PP still weak / Engineering plastics prices stable / Increases expected in March
14.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend March 2019: Producers hope for improvement in margins following C2 cost increase / PE and PVC consumers respond by holding back on buying / Subdued demand caps PP increases / Styrenics firmer
13.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics February 2019: Weak market on Chinese New Year holidays / Feedstocks register slight increases / Small fluctuations in polymer prices
13.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics February 2019: Impacts from Chinese New Year holidays / Most polymer prices fall / HDPE for injection moulding and PET increase / Market unlikely to recover in March
12.03.2019
ASHLAND
Price increase for laminating adhesives
12.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia February 2019: Polyolefins generally giving way / Demand remains rather weak
08.03.2019
TRINSEO
Price hike for ABS and SAN in Europe
07.03.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP February 2019: Resins prices flat / March may see higher prices / Glass fibre unchanged / Demand points clearly upwards
07.03.2019
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