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Up-to-date information on the coronavirus situation
The coronavirus pandemic has created much uncertainty. Our everyday lives are constantly changing, and this makes it difficult to plan with any certainty. In order to help you keep track of the rapidly evolving events across the globe during these dynamic times, you can find an overview of the most important information on our website.

We are continuously compiling the most important news of the day and keeping you up to date on the industry's event dates via our events listing.

In addition, we will inform you through our customer notification how PIE – Plastics Information Europe is handling the current situation.
In the Spotlight
PLASTICS MACHINERY GERMANY
Operations continue amid production stoppages and Covid-19 measures / Supply chains largely intact
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics March 2020: Prices in free fall after styrene reference crash / Processors securing stocks to weather the coronavirus pandemic
While machinery production in Asia – especially China – is returning to normal, manufacturers and tooling specialists in Germany and Europe must respond daily to ever more drastic... (06.04.2020)
New ABS ranges in PIE’s styrenics price reportsPIE is reorganising its ABS section, thereby taking account of changes in the last years perceived through intensive market research.... (03.04.2020)
TURKEY
Government introduces Covid-19 measures to help out businesses / Pagev sees lack of including plastics sector as major deficiency
FEEDSTOCKS
Record price drop for benzene / Olefins also in a free fall
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced an economic package worth TRY 100 bn and containing 21 measures to support the country’s markets during the coronavirus pandemic.... (02.04.2020)
For the petrochemical market, and benzene in particular, April 2020 will take a special place in the history books. The European reference price for the key aromatic plummeted by more than... (01.04.2020)
COVESTRO
EUR 225m loan from EIB to boost R&D / EU bank backs coronavirus pandemic aid to SMEs
PLASTIC PACKAGING
European science academies join forces to study plastics chain / EUBP sees bioplastics criticisms as mainly emotional
German engineering plastics producer Covestro has agreed a EUR 225m loan facility with the European Investment Bank, lending arm of the European Union, to secure medium-term funding for... (01.04.2020)
Current efforts to resolve the plastics crisis are “ineffective and misleading,” according to a group of European scientists, who believe that fundamental and systemic reforms are needed... (31.03.2020)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics March 2020: Most grades roll over / Only polyamides on the decline / Benzene crash to overshadow April / E&E sector could stabilise prices for POM and PBT
06.04.2020
TRINSEO
Hefty price decreases for polystyrene in Europe
03.04.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics March 2020: Prices in free fall after styrene reference crash / Processors securing stocks to weather the coronavirus pandemic / Massive turbulence in April is in the cards
03.04.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene March 2020: C3 setback pressures PP / Compounds unchanged / Converters lack common strategy / Sharp downswing likely in April
03.04.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene March 2020: Injection moulding grades under pressure / Film grades manage to hold ground / Demand for blow moulding material runs wild / Many stocks overflowing / C2 crash will drive polymer notations down
03.04.2020
INEOS STYROLUTION
Large price decrease for polystyrene
02.04.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PET March 2020: Oil market crash generates momentum for reductions / Panic buying during virus outbreak cushions the fall / Further price decreases expected in April / Covid-19 raises a big question mark
02.04.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: March/April 2020
02.04.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PVC March 2020: C2 price fall keeps demands for an increase in check / Only slight changes in notations in most cases / Pastes feel somewhat more pressure / Larger reductions foreseeable in April
02.04.2020
FEEDSTOCKS
Record price drop for benzene / Olefins also in a free fall
01.04.2020
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