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Fire causes multiple plant outages in Mexico / No reports of injuries
Composites/GRP February 2021: Resins soar skyward / Spectacular rise likely in March
A fire in the central power supply of the La Cangrejera petrochemical site in Coatzacoalcos / Mexico reportedly led to a shutdown of multiple – and possibly all – lines at the facility in... (05.03.2021)
Ortho resins prices added EUR 90/t on average in February. The rise had little to do with the very small increase in the monthly styrene contract. This was due to the further tightening of... (05.03.2021)
Materials becoming scarce / Styrene cost explosion drives danger of bottlenecks
Engineering thermoplastics February 2021: Prices continue to rise on a broad front / Plant stoppages and insufficient imports limit availability
Bottlenecks are increasing in the EPS market. Market players say they fear that some producers could reduce their EPS output in the next few weeks despite rising demand from the start of... (04.03.2021)
Materials are missing right and left. The continuing shortage of material combined with strong demand drove prices for engineering thermoplastics further up in February 2021. With... (04.03.2021)
Raw material supply “critical” / Scarcity to continue
Industry events JEC, Plast, Utech Europe and FIP moved to new dates / Impact of coronavirus vaccine-related uncertainties
Access to raw materials for flexible polyurethane foam has been problematic, and supply “is expected to remain tight well into H1 2021,” according to the convertor organisations Europur... (04.03.2021)
Citing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the ambiguities regarding the timeline of vaccinations around the world, trade-fair organisers are starting to postpone and shift... (03.03.2021)
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