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FIBRANT
DSM exits caprolactam / Sale of the business to China's Highsun
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins affected by cost increases
DSM is moving to finally end its long engagement in the caprolactam market following its spin-off of the business in 2015 to ChemicaInvest. The 35:65 joint venture between the chemical... (24.05.2018)
Over the past few weeks, European trading prices for polyolefins have risen across the board. The increasing costs of the base material naphtha have made their mark, with prices rising by... (23.05.2018)
NPE 2018
US plastics show sets exhibitor and space record / Strong economic backdrop
RKW
Flms manufacturer increases capacities in China and Germany / Agricultural films expansion planned in Belgium
When the mammoth US trade fair "NPE: The Plastics Show" ended in Orlando, Florida, on 11 May, the industry was in an exceptionally positive mood. The organiser, the US Plastics Industry... (22.05.2018)
The RKW Group is strengthening its presence in China. In 2015, the group inaugurated a backsheet film production unit in Guangzhou, Guangdong / China – see PIEWeb of 25.06.2015. Recently,... (22.05.2018)
CAPS AND CLOSURES
Turkish production capacity at a surplus / Net exporter to Middle East and Mediterranean countries in particular
SPAIN
Ban on disposable plastic tableware from 2020? / PS packaging targeted
The total processing capacity of the Turkish plastic caps and closures industry is about 90,000 t/y. Capacity utilisation, which was 60% in 2013, rose to 70% in 2017 due to the increase in... (18.05.2018)
From 1 January 2020 onward, the sale, import and export of disposable plastic products such as plates, mugs, cutlery and straws could be banned in Spain. Draft legislation was presented to... (17.05.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
EMERALD KALAMA
Global price hikes for plasticisers and raw materials
24.05.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins affected by cost increases
23.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2018: Price relief for isocyanates / Demand weakens slightly / Polyols unchanged / MDI and TDI prices should soften
23.05.2018
CELANESE
Price rises for long fibre-reinforced PA and TPU
23.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2018: All is still calm / rPC tends upwards / Demand reasonable despite many bank holidays / Prices expected to rise especially for rPA types and rPC / Base polymer often tight
18.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate May 2018: Widespread price increases despite shortened production weeks / Export demand and high waste costs fuel upswing of film grades, rHDPE pipes and rPET / Further hikes likely in June
17.05.2018
POLYPLASTICS
Global price increases for high-performance liquid crystal polymer grades
17.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics April 2018: Domestic spot prices rise on short supply / PET substantially increases due to strong demand / PVC notations projected to go up in May
16.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia April 2018: Spring demand in full bloom / Prices moving upward / PET notations skyrocket
15.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend May 2018: PE notations present non-uniform picture / PP somewhat firmer / Price cuts for styrenics / Long holiday weekends slow down demand / Problems with logistics
14.05.2018
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