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Polyurethane Feedstocks January 2018: MDI softens / TDI firms again after a breather
Plans to make water bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025 / Danone-owned group will collaborate with Ellen MacArthur
For the first time since the beginning of 2017, polymeric MDI gave up ground at the start of 2018. Even if the decline was only EUR 20/t and concentrated at the upper end of the range, it... (23.01.2018)
Mineral water brand Evian has announced it will cease using virgin plastics in the manufacture of its plastic water bottles by 2025. The group said all of its containers will be made from... (23.01.2018)
PIE talks to Jürgen Bruder, head of German plastics packaging association / New EU plastics strategy
First EU-wide strategy on plastics / Focus on recycling
Jürgen Bruder has been active in the German plastics packaging association Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen since the early 90s, and its managing director since 2006. The... (22.01.2018)
On 16 January 2018, the European Commission published a vision, continuing on from its Circular Economy Package, on the future of plastics use in the EU. It is the first Europe-wide... (19.01.2018)
Japan's new integrated player now due to start in April / Three-way merger
Standard Recyclate January 2018: Prices mainly trending sideways / Low premiums only on rPET
Not quite two years after the plans were first broached, the merged ABS businesses of Japanese players Ube Industries, JSR Corp and Mitsubishi Chemical are preparing to start operating... (19.01.2018)
European recyclate prices did not move in any significant way at the start of the year. Prices of rPET briefly deflected upwards due to increased purchase costs, while rPS yielded... (18.01.2018)
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