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POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2019: Secondary market quiet / Recycled PP compounds an exception
PET RECYCLING UK
Scottish government publishes details of deposit return scheme
With the exception of rPP compounds, which followed the virgin counterpart upward, notations for recycled polymer in Europe remained unchanged in May. In some cases this was due solely to... (20.05.2019)
The Scottish government has decided to commission the private sector to run its planned deposit return scheme, which will see 20 pence charged for beverage containers made of glass, PET,... (20.05.2019)
PLAYMOBIL
Toy production in Malta under expansion / Over EUR 60m invested since 2017
FRANCE
Plastics processing sales set a record in 2018 / Profitability of companies weak in a European comparison
“Playmobil” manufacturer geobra Brandstätter is expanding its toy figure production in Malta. The plant is to be expanded in 2019 by another production hall of 16,000 m², and the... (20.05.2019)
France has been intensively preoccupied with recycling for a good six months now – not exclusively with the recycling of plastics but nonetheless with a particular focus on these... (17.05.2019)
BASF
New "Verbund" site in Zhanjiang to include polyamide and TPU facilities / Additional information surfaces
OMV
Partnership with Borealis extended in Austria / Synergies for “ReOil” chemical recycling plant
According to Chinese media, the administrative committee of the "Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone" released the results of an environmental impact assessment for the... (16.05.2019)
In an extension of a partnership that goes back to 1998, OMV and Borealis are exploring synergies for OMV’s “ReOil” recycling facility at the Schwechat refinery in Austria to advance the... (15.05.2019)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Temporary easing in May after uplift
21.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2019: Secondary market quiet / Recycled PP compounds an exception / Demand improves slowly / Little change likely in June
20.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate May 2019: Increasing prices predominate / Only opaque grades and rPET remain in rollover / Demand driven by virgin materials and seasonal effects / further hikes will also predominate in June
17.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend May 2019: Producers' hopes of significant margin gains are not fulfilled / Demand remains too subdued for large increases
14.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2019: Polyolefins tend sideways to firmer / PVC affected by weak demand / PS moves in line with rising costs / Most engineering plastics roll over / Tension eases with PA 6.6
14.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia April 2019: Continuing subdued demand results in largely stagnating notations / No substantial change in sight
13.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics April 2019: Most notations decrease / PC, PA 6.6 and PMMA pointing downwards in May
10.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics April 2019: PVC shoots upward / Deadly explosion in Inner Mongolia and safety inspections at plants / Higher prices of imported PP and HDPE
09.05.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP April 2019: Resins prices start to rise / Automotive demand still weak / Glass fibre notations unchanged
08.05.2019
INOVYN
Price increase for PVC in May
08.05.2019
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