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COVESTRO
Substantial improvement in core volumes and EBITDA in Q2 / Loan from Bayer repaid
POLYURETHANE CHEMICALS
Strongest growth forecast for Eastern Europe and Middle East, Africa / Production to expand by 3.5% per year to 2020
German engineering plastics producer Covestro has reported a “successful first six months” of 2016 and raised its earnings outlook for the full year to a high-single-digit percentage... (28.07.2016)
Production of polyurethane products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is estimated to grow at an average of 3.5% annually until 2020, to reach 7.3m t, according to a new report by IAL... (27.07.2016)
METYX COMPOSITES
Composites producer doubles reinforcement output in Turkey / Wind energy is key driver
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Industry pleased with H1 2016 / Business better than expected
Metyx Composites, a manufacturer of high performance reinforcing fabrics, is doubling both production space and capacity at its main site of Manisa / Turkey, partly in response to... (27.07.2016)
Business in the German plastics industry in the first half of 2016 was even better than expected in January. More than half of those participating in the 31st semi-annual readership... (26.07.2016)
PIOFLEX
PLA-based biodegradable straw launched / Leading European piping systems supplier
EUROPEAN COLLATION SHRINK FILM
Market to increase at moderate pace to 850,000 t/y in 2020 / Down-gauging “masks” market gains
The efforts of Pioflex Kunststoff in Form to develop PLA-based straws are starting to pay off. Early this year the company, which specialises in the production of straws, pipes and tubes,... (26.07.2016)
Collation shrink film represents a major segment of PE packaging film activity and, at 800,000 t annually, accounts for 10% of all PE films produced in Europe, according to industry... (26.07.2016)
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Price Reports and Announcements
KRONOS
Price increase for titanium dioxide sold in Europe
28.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks July 2016: TDI soars to new heights / Peak not yet reached / Unexpected hikes for MDI / Polyols firm slightly / Strong demand for a summer month
21.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate July 2016: Notations unchanged apart from rABS and rPP compounds / Other materials reflect primary market's stability / Few changes expected in August
21.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate July 2016: Little movement at onset of holiday season / Solely some slight downward corrections / Availability of production scrap improves / Insiders expect rising pressure from virgin material developments
20.07.2016
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Onset of summer takes notations down / All grades see losses
19.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2016: Feedstock import quotes rally while domestic prices soften / Polymer notations firm to slightly down / Consumption quite good / Slight movements up or down expected for July
19.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend July 2016: Additional price corrections / PE caves in despite rising C2 costs / PP and PVC still in a rollover / Styrenics plummet
14.07.2016
CABOT
Global price hike for speciality carbons
08.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics June 2016: Tight supplies push ethylene and styrene import quotes higher while propylene remains stable / Domestic polymer producers launch hikes / Average consumption levels / Little change expected in July
07.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
GRP/Composites June 2016: Resins point slightly higher but styrene slip could nip gains / Glass fibre notations soften / Strong demand from automotive and industry applications
07.07.2016
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