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FRANCE
Plans for virgin plastic packaging to become more expensive / Higher landfill taxation
PVC
Shift in international trade flows / US producers push towards Europe
France has plans to implement a series of measures, including a penalty system, to promote plastic waste recycling. The Ministre à la Transition écologique et solidaire is urging a... (17.08.2018)
US exports of PVC to the European Union are gaining speed. Since the beginning of the year, EU imports of the polymer have been rising significantly. This May, they reached 16,770 t and... (16.08.2018)
PLASTIC PACKAGING TURKEY
Production in Q1 2018 worth USD 5.5 bn / About 93% of production consumed domestically
CROCS
Shoe manufacturer closes factories in Italy and Mexico / Drastic job reduction apparent
The Turkish plastic packaging industry is made up of many companies manufacturing a variety of products. The industry comprises flexible plastics, textile plastics, and rigid plastics.... (15.08.2018)
Lightweight foam shoes manufacturer Crocs is downsizing. Following the closing down of its plants in Bosnia, China, Vietnam and Mexico, the company is intending to shutter its remaining... (15.08.2018)
WORLD TRADE
China imposes tariffs on HDPE from the US / Trade war escalates again
INVISTA
Plans for ADN plant in China / Asian demand exceeds availability
It is now official. From 23 August 2018, China will impose an additional 25% tariff on plastics imports from the US. The sum involved will run into billions of dollars. It is the next... (14.08.2018)
US PA 6.6 behemoth Invista is reviving plans to build a world-scale plant for adiponitrile in China. The company said it has begun engineering work for a facility that would produce “at... (14.08.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2018: Almost all prices stagnate at previous month's level / Holiday period paralyses demand / Regular demand only for rPET / Upward potential for rHDPE and rPP
20.08.2018
CELANESE
Price hikes for PBT and PET compounds in Europe
20.08.2018
ASHLAND
Price hikes for composites products in EMEA region
17.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2018: Low season sees mostly weak demand / PA 6.6 shoots upward with HMD being more expensive / Substantial price decrease for PC / Mixed bag with PMMA, ABS, PA 6, POM and PBT
14.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2018: Little market activity in the hot holiday month / Most notations roll over / Price hikes only in styrene chain
14.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2018: Styrene driven upwards / Low season generally has dampening effect / Weaker Chinese yuan affects import prices / Market could pick up in August
10.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2018: Calm returns to notations / Cost development largely stable / Trade war dampens consumers' mood / August likely to be largely flat month
09.08.2018
CABOT
Global price hikes for speciality carbon blacks
09.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2018: Upswing dominates market / PET prices in downward turnaround
08.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP July 2018: Ortho resins gain slight momentum / Costs passed on / Glass fibre products unchanged / Summer holidays dampen demand
07.08.2018
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