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German trade show with masks: 27th fair in Friedrichshafen / Restart after one-year pandemic break
Europur secretary general discuses current challenges for flexible PU foam industry / “We expect alternative sources of supply to arise in the upcoming years”
In the last few weeks and months, “Fakuma 2021” has frequently been a subject of lively discussion and much speculation. For a long time, it was unclear whether the trade fair would be... (15.10.2021)
Michel Baumgartner, secretary general of Europur, the European industry association of flexible PU foam block suppliers, talks to PIE about the outlook for 2021, the hope of alternative... (15.10.2021)
2020 presented a range of challenges / Sharp rise in demand in H2
China engineering thermoplastics September 2021: Price mostly higher / Generally low supply levels
Due to issues associated with the pandemic, 2020 was one of the most challenging years for the foam industry, which saw significant demand shifts, raw material supply chain issues and... (15.10.2021)
Prices for engineering thermoplastics on the Chinese market were mixed in September 2021. PA 6 and PA 6.6 both increased sharply, while the POM and PBT month-on-month increases were less... (15.10.2021)
Discussions on mega topics: Availability, logistics and recycling
Finally: freight rates fall for important routes / Containers clog European ports
“Practical and well-summarised”. “In view of the exceptional year that 2021 has been so far, it’s good to have these topics presented from other perspectives across the board at an event... (14.10.2021)
There’s finally a bit of good news about the pre-Christmas logistics rally: freight rates in global container traffic in calendar week 41 remained largely at the level of the previous... (14.10.2021)
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