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RÖCHLING
Hanns-Peter Knaebel to become new CEO / Ludger Bartels will retire at the end of 2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2017: Prices rollover in all cases / Base material remains expensive
On 1 October 2017, Hanns-Peter Knaebel will join Röchling's executive board and will be deputy chairman of the group's Medicine division. He will take over as CEO from Ludger... (22.08.2017)
Without exception, prices of secondary engineering materials moved sideways in August. As far as supply was concerned, there was little to report, as base material was in most cases... (21.08.2017)
THERMOPLASTIC COMPOUNDS
Metals substitution drives global consumption / Asia-Pacific accounted for half of demand in 2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2017: Holiday period dampens demand / Deductions on rLDPE and rPS
Growing substitution of metals and alloys with lightweight plastics is driving growth in the global plastic compounding market, which was estimated at 26.7m t in 2016, says Grand View... (21.08.2017)
Standard recyclate notations mostly trended down in August. Clear rLDPE grades yielded to the combined effects of declining virgin material prices and slack demand. Lower specified rLDPE... (18.08.2017)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
MDI: BorsodChem declares force majeure on deliveries from Hungary
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PET: JBF disconnects plant in Belgium / Liquidity problems
Effective 14 August 2017, Wanhua Chemical's Hungarian subsidiary BorsodChem has declared force majeure on deliveries of all MDI, chlorine and caustic soda products from its site in... (17.08.2017)
PET producer JBF Industries has shut down its production facility in Geel / Belgium due to liquidity problems. In communication issued to customers on 7 August 2017, the company stated... (17.08.2017)
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Price Reports and Announcements
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trading prices for polyolefins show firming tendencies
22.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2017: Prices rollover in all cases / Base material remains expensive / Situation eased by fall in demand / Minor reductions likely for rPA and rPOM in September / Secondary PP compounds tending upwards
21.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2017: Holiday period dampens demand / Deductions on rLDPE and rPS / rPP mostly stable / Premiums on clear rPET grades / Only moderate change expected in September
18.08.2017
INTERPLASTIC
Global price increases for gel coats and colourants
16.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2017: Summer slump prevails despite slight upward trend in some niche markets / No significant movements expected for this month
14.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2017: PVC, PS and PET prices went up / Support from rising futures and raw material costs
14.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2017: Polyolefins stable to firm / PVC weaker / PS follows feedstocks down / Engineering thermoplastics face mounting downward pressure
10.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2017: Traditional off-season / Ship collision incident at China Resources Logistics' terminal led to rise in the upstream price / Domestic quotes went up
09.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2017: Situation calming down / More expensive imports stabilise domestic notations
08.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP July 2017: Ortho resins crumble farther / More downward movement likely / Hikes sought by roving manufacturers have no impact yet
07.08.2017
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