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GREECE
Shopping bag usage at supermarkets falls 76% on bag charge / Sikinos first Greek island to ban plastic straws
STYRENE
Sharp rise in price volatility since 2015 / Market turmoil batters traditional trade structures
The use of plastic bags in supermarkets in Greece has fallen dramatically in the first quarter of this year, following the introduction of a so-called eco-tax of EUR 0.04 for every bag,... (25.06.2018)
Since 2015, the volatility of styrene monomer pricing in Europe has increased considerably. For many years, the derivative of benzene and ethylene has basically followed the movements... (22.06.2018)
INTERVIEW
"Enormous competitive advantage" through the use of shale gas / Steve Harrington, head of Ineos Styrolution's styrene business, talks about expansion plans and prospects for the industry
BERTSCHI
Successful opening of plastics import hub in Antwerp / Chevron Phillips welcomes container concept
Steve Harrington is president Global Styrene Monomer and Asia-Pacific of styrenics producer Ineos Styrolution. He talked to KI Group editors Andrew Cole and Daniel Stricker about the... (22.06.2018)
Swiss logistics specialist Bertschi has celebrated the opening of a new plastics handling centre at the Belgian port of Antwerp. The 25,000 m² hub, named “Antwerp Zomerweg Terminal”,... (21.06.2018)
POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2018: Price explosion for PET continuing unabated / Overall upward movement
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Flexible and rigid food packaging to see healthy growth in Europe / Environmental pressure will intensify on certain sectors
Prices on the Russian market for standard thermoplastics continued to move up in May 2018. PET particularly rose not only further but at an extremely fast rate – with Chinese imports still... (21.06.2018)
European demand for rigid and flexible plastic in food and drink applications is forecast to remain robust, despite rising pressure from governments, retailers and consumers to cut use of... (20.06.2018)
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POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2018: Price explosion for PET continuing unabated / Overall upward movement
21.06.2018
INEOS STYROLUTION
Higher prices for ABS specialities and ASA
21.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate June 2018: Bottleneck for rPA 6.6 dogs market / Dramatic hikes / rPC consistently tight / Demand still lively / More increases sure to come in July
20.06.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins trading prices still influenced by the previously firm feedstock prices
19.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate June 2018: Prices largely sideways / Hikes only for rPET and rHDPE blow moulding grades / Demand up slightly / Costlier virgin material will drive rPP
19.06.2018
ARLANXEO
Price hikes for EPDM products in EMEA and Latin America
14.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2018: Higher feedstock costs drive up all polymer notations / Price speculation dampens demand / Producers not prepared to make further concessions
13.06.2018
KRATON
Global price increases for HSBCs
13.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2018: PMMA skyrockets / Seasonal price increases for ABS, PA 6.6, PBT and POM / PA 6 notations decrease on low demand / Several plant turnarounds in May and June
12.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2018: PP trending up in radical turnaround / PE remains surprisingly stable notwithstanding historic C2 lows / PS and PVC on downtrend / Engineering plastics stable / C3 price explosion coming in June
12.06.2018
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