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NORTH AMERICA
Plastics industry of US, Canada and Mexico applauds "USMCA" trade agreement
LOGISTICS
Situation improves along Rhine river / More rainfall imminent
In a joint statement, the national industry associations of North America, Plastics Industry Association, Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Asociación Nacional de Industrias... (11.12.2018)
As expected, the situation on the Rhine and Weser rivers in Germany improved in the last couple of days and many of the cargo vessels are now again able to navigate the waterways with full... (10.12.2018)
MICROPLASTICS
ECHA shares thoughts on restriction assessment / Dossier to be released in January
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Dimitrios Syrmos, president of Greek plastics industry association AHPI / SMEs in Greece face technology and financing challenges
Ahead of publishing its assessment of the threat posed by microplastics to the environment – scheduled for early 2019 – the European Chemicals Agency shared some of its preliminary... (10.12.2018)
Dimitrios Syrmos was re-elected as president of the Association of Hellenic Plastics Industries on 22 November 2018. He is the owner of Powdermix – Syrmos, a rotational moulding resins... (07.12.2018)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PP: Braskem declares force majeure in Germany / Raw material deliveries unexpectedly cancelled
LOOP INDUSTRIES
Multi-year rPET supply agreements with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo / Chemical recycler's net loss widens in H1 2018
Polyolefins group Braskem has declared force majeure on deliveries from its PP plant in Wesseling / Germany near Cologne. According to a letter from 5 December 2018, a key supplier is... (06.12.2018)
Canadian recycling technology start-up Loop Industries has entered into multi-year supply agreements with leading and rival drinks retailers Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Under the deal with... (06.12.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Russia November 2018: Market shifts down a gear / Demand significantly more subdued
11.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP November 2018: Resins slip / More downward momentum likely / Demand from all but automotive holds up / Glass fibre unchanged
07.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018: Falling automotive demand leads to price erosion / Tight supply stabilises PA 6.6, PBT and POM / Downtrend could gain momentum in December
06.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2018: Falling ethylene reference sets trend / Most notations show moderate decline / Following ethylene crash, December should see substantial price cuts
05.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2018: Production outages trigger rollover / C3 fall factored in for homo injection moulding / Prices will sink noticeably in December
05.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics November 2018: Large discounts after SM reference nosedives / Cost reduction only partly transferred for PS and EPS / Occasional bottlenecks / Slump will continue in December
05.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
PET November 2018: Downward thrust in notations gaining pace / Asian imports flowing back onto the market / Further corrections of the exceptional highs expected in December
04.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
PVC November 2018: Prices roll over or slightly fall / C2 reduction cannot be factored in across the market / Availability still limited / Large cut in the ethylene reference for December leads to expectations of price cuts
04.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: November / December 2018
04.12.2018
STYRENICS
Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo announce large price reductions again in Europe
04.12.2018
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