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In the Spotlight
TURKEY
Spot prices rise in first quarter / Plastics imports increase at the start of 2019
MOL
MOL acquires German compounder Aurora / Expansion of PP recycling materials
At the start of 2019, the Turkish plastics market calmed down somewhat after a turbulent 2018. In the meantime, spot prices have clearly moved away from the peaks in August 2018. Turkish... (18.04.2019)
Hungarian oil and petrochemicals group MOL announced the acquisition of family-owned recycling and compounding company Aurora a few days after the German company’s compounding expansion... (17.04.2019)
MARINE LITTER
UK university heads global plastics pollution study / Focus on microplastics in rivers and estuaries
CHINA
Polyethylene capacity continues to expand in 2019 / Potential to become world's top PE producer in two years
The University of Birmingham is leading a global initiative to research plastics pollution in rivers. Scientists are taking samples at more than 60 locations around the world as part of... (17.04.2019)
China, a major polyethylene producer and consumer, has been expanding its PE capacity to cater to the increasing domestic demand in recent years. Five producers will launch six PE... (16.04.2019)
TOTAL
PS plant in Spain to close / European consolidation continues
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
EU recyclers call for improved recycling systems for technical plastic parts / PRE strategy paper
French energy and petrochemicals group Total is in the process of closing its polystyrene site at El Prat / Spain, near Barcelona, and concentrating PS production at its integrated sites... (16.04.2019)
There is an urgent need to improve the recycling of technical plastic parts in the EU, says Plastics Recyclers Europe in its “Technical plastic parts strategy paper”. Obsolete waste... (15.04.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate April 2019: Notations largely stabilise / Only occasional softening with rPA 6 and rPC / Little change expected in May
18.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate April 2019: Prices predominantly stable / Some grades slightly more expensive / Upcoming holidays dampen demand / Recyclers still aiming to factor in increased costs
17.04.2019
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trading prices for polyolefins continuing to rise
16.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend April 2019: Prices rise further / Higher monomer costs are main driver / Unscheduled plant outages bring additional upward thrust to polyolefins
12.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics March 2019: Most polymers see downtrend on subdued demand / Subdued market in general / April should see demand growing stronger
12.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2019: Major fire in Texas hits exports / PE prices move sideways / PP falls further / PS and PVC up slightly / Engineering plastics unchanged
12.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics March 2019: Most polymers on downward price trend / PET, HDPE imports and PP are exceptions / Feedstocks witness falling notations / High inventory levels and subdued demand in general
11.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia March 2019: Polyolefins give way / Otherwise moderate increases / Prices rising in April
08.04.2019
COMPOSITES
Price hikes for composites products in EMEA region
05.04.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP March 2019: Ortho resins lose ground despite higher styrene / Weak automotive economy curbs demand / Improvement in sight
05.04.2019
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