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ELIX POLYMERS
Sun European Partners sells Spanish ABS specialist to China's Sinochem
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin trading prices show market weakness
Spanish ABS specialist Elix Polymers is changing hands. Chinese conglomerate Sinochem is taking over Elix Polymers from Sun European Partners, the European subsidiary of investment firm... (16.10.2018)
After a brief period of firming prices from late September to early October 2018, polyolefin trading markets in northwestern Europe have weakened again. PE film grades, in particular,... (16.10.2018)
FAKUMA
Record number of exhibitors registered at trade show in Germany / Injection moulding still a key area
HAIER
Home appliance manufacturer buys Italian competitor Candy / Top position on global market
The 26th “Fakuma” trade fair has begun today. The event is being held from 16-20 October 2018 in Friedrichshafen / Germany. Some 1,900 exhibitors from 37 countries – more than ever before... (16.10.2018)
Home appliances global leader Haier has acquired its smaller competitor, Candy, for EUR 475m. The company, whose majority share is currently owned by the Fumagalli family, is one of the... (16.10.2018)
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2018: Still only minor price movements with polyolefins / Significant reductions with styrenics
FRANCE
Slowdown of plastic packaging market / Elipso sees only slight growth in 2018 so far
At the beginning of October, European standard thermoplastic prices showed a very mixed picture. There were small increases with HDPE and PP, while EVA and styrenics witnessed price cuts.... (15.10.2018)
Flexible and rigid packaging manufacturers in France are under some pressure in the current fiscal year. A survey commissioned by industry association Elipso and carried out by Astères... (15.10.2018)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin trading prices show market weakness
16.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2018: Still only minor price movements with polyolefins / Significant reductions with styrenics / Limited supply with HDPE and homopolymer PP
15.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2018: PA and PBT prices skyrocket / PC substantially drops / Benzene, SM and PX costs move downwards
11.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics September 2018: PE and PVC notations fall / Higher influx of imports / Mid-Autumn Festival in third week / Typhoon in Japan impacts propylene supply
10.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia September 2018: Upward trend continuing / PE particularly hard hit / No relief in sight
10.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2018: Import tariffs imposed by China and US distort markets / Polyolefin prices show mixed picture / Most engineering plastics roll over / Signs that tension is easing with PA 6.6
09.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP September 2018: Ortho resins following styrene upswing / Downward movement expected again in October / Demand increasing only sluggishly / Glass fibre products unchanged
08.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics September 2018: Upturn largely comes to standstill / Weakness of auto industry clouds producers' prospects / Easing of tension with PMMA / Situation with PA 6.6 and PBT still tense
04.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2018: Notations of low-pressure types trend softer / Producers happy with a rollover / Firmer tendency expected in October despite sluggish demand
03.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics September 2018: Prices follow increased styrene reference / Full cost transfer in only some cases / Speculation softens hikes / ABS feels import pressure / Discounts foreseeable in October
03.10.2018
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