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BOPP FILMS
Investment focus shifts away from China / Capacity additions drive need to rationalise production
PET RECYCLING
Petcore working group takes action on PET thermoforms / Trials underway to find effective solutions
Investors in BOPP films production are starting to shift their attention from China to other markets such as India, according to a new report from Applied Market Information. While for... (06.05.2016)
As demand for PET thermoformed packaging continues to rise, the need for effective recycling solutions is becoming increasingly important. The PET Thermoforms Working Group, part of... (06.05.2016)
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics April 2016: Notations stabilise, as expected / Initial hikes for PC
DOMO
PA compounding plant opened in China / Rising demand for engineering plastics, particularly in automotive sector
As expected the situation on the European engineering thermoplastics market largely stabilised in April 2016. Notations for the more commodity-related materials ABS and PP compounds... (05.05.2016)
Domo Engineering Plastics has opened a PA compounding plant in China – see PIEWeb of 20.05.2015. The facility in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, has a capacity of 10,000 t/y with plans to add... (05.05.2016)
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
Polymers for Europe Alliance calls on EU to suspend tariffs on polymer imports / Processors increasingly anxious in the face of tighter PP and PE availability
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene April 2016: Price hikes bring small margin improvements / EVA climbs steeply after outage in Germany
European plastics processors are watching with “considerable anxiety as polyethylene and polypropylene become shorter and shorter” in a year that could turn out to be one of the defining... (04.05.2016)
Many European PE producers – but by no means all – managed to gain slight margin improvements in April. One notable exception was EVA copolymer, availability of which was very short due to... (04.05.2016)
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POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics April 2016: Ethylene and styrene point down while propylene stays firm / Downtrend for polymers sets in by mid-month / Demand higher in first half of April / Inventory build-up / May business likely to be seasonally normal
06.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics April 2016: Notations stabilise, as expected / Initial hikes for PC / Decline for polyamides and erosion in PBT and POM comes to an end / Upward trend in May
05.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene April 2016: Price hikes bring small margin improvements / EVA climbs steeply after outage in Germany / Buyers plan to break producers' practice of lifting prices in line with cost rise
04.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene April 2016: Hikes top cost rise slightly / Producers take advantage of tightening trend / More structural adjustments for compounds / Firming likely in May
04.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics April 2016: Styrene cost rise passed on / Some producers secure gains beyond the cost increase / Construction sector drives demand / Notations expected to hold stable in May
04.05.2016
TRINSEO
Higher prices for PS, ABS and SAN
03.05.2016
INEOS STYROLUTION
PS price hike in Europe
03.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
PVC April 2016: Producers manage to improve margins / Titanium dioxide price hike drives rigid blends notations up / Season gets off to a strong start / Further increases likely in May
03.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
PET April 2016: Producers have to concede earlier margin gains again / Price increases fall short of cost rise / Market more balanced than expected / Notations likely to move sideways in May
03.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: April / May 2016
03.05.2016
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