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POLYAMIDE 6.6
Polymer shortage and high prices dog French OEMs / “Structural problems”
BASF
Plant shutdowns in Germany an effect of shallow Rhine river / Force majeure on PVC plasticisers
A shortage of PA 6.6 polymer is threatening to stop production lines of French plastic automotive components suppliers, says Groupement Plasturgie Automobile. To remedy the problem, the... (23.10.2018)
The drought is persisting in Germany and this has left the Rhine river with very low water levels. As a result, BASF is reaching its limits – see PIEWeb of 13.08.2018. The company handles... (22.10.2018)
RECYCLING UK
Report from Veolia and Recoup says consumers support recycled material in plastic bottles / Most would pay more for such products
LATIN AMERICA
Numerous countries and municipalities take steps to restrict single-use plastics / Bans on plastic carrier bags and straws
Nearly all UK consumers surveyed about the use of recycled material in the manufacture of plastic bottles responded positively, and many would be willing to pay extra for such containers... (22.10.2018)
Governments across Latin America and the Caribbean are taking measures to restrict the production and consumption of plastic carrier bags and other disposable plastics to reduce their... (19.10.2018)
VINYLOOP
PVC compounder Benvic acquires recycling plant in Italy / Conversion to compounding planned
BASF / SOLVAY
Chemical groups modify planned polyamide transaction / EU decision in January at earliest
There appears to be a bright future for recycling project VinyLoop in Ferrara. Belgian PVC compounder Benvic Europe has agreed to take over the plant and the 17 employees. This follows... (18.10.2018)
During the regulatory approval process for Solvay's divestment of its polyamide business to BASF – see PIEWeb of 27.06.2018 – the two companies have now submitted a modified offer... (18.10.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
BOREALIS
Price hikes on polyolefins
19.10.2018
CLARIANT
Global price hike for PVC stabilisers
19.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate October 2018: Rollovers dominate / Production largely running normally / Demand weakens / More movement expected next month
19.10.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate October 2018: Largely stable market / Clear hikes only with clear rPET / Pressure on opaque grades of rLDPE / Seasonal lively demand / Fall in demand expected in November
18.10.2018
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
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