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PVC November 2022: Weak demand and favourably priced imports put further pressure on prices / Negotiations for future contract agreements proving difficult
The Kiel Canal is closed / Striking truck drivers in South Korea threatened with fines
The downward trend in PVC prices continued on into November. When determining the price for base material, the change in the C2 reference had become nothing more than a note in the margin... (02.12.2022)
The German inland shipping industry has not had much luck in the past two years. After a Finnish crane ship crashed into the two high bridges in Holtenau, Kiel, on the morning of 30... (01.12.2022)
Eurozone inflation drops more than expected / Has the peak passed?
European wind industry growth drives need for recycling / Trade group calls for landfill ban on used blades
The annual rate of consumer price growth in the euro area slowed more than forecast in November 2022 thanks to declines in energy prices and unprocessed food, but costs for households are... (01.12.2022)
Despite several challenges, the European wind turbine industry is expected to see a rise in investments in the next few years. By the end of last year, 236 GW of wind energy capacity was... (01.12.2022)
“Universal packaging would be ideal” / What producers of plastics packaging can expect
Paper-based coffee capsules as of 2023 / Barrier layer and lid in biopolymer
A single-use plastics tax, minimum recycling quotas, sustainability requirements of brand manufacturers and more – packaging manufacturers are facing enormous challenges because... (30.11.2022)
Nespresso, the inventor of the single-serve coffee system, has so far resolutely employed aluminium as the packaging material for its coffee capsules. This is set to change as of next... (30.11.2022)
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