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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations looking to bottom out
NESTLE
Swiss R&D centre to develop environmentally friendly packaging / Deal with CarbonLite will expand use of rPET in US
After an interim stabilisation in November 2018, notations on northwestern Europe's polyolefins trading markets plummeted again as of the end of the month. The decisive factors for... (18.12.2018)
Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé is establishing a new R&D centre dedicated to developing functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging. Located in Lausanne /... (18.12.2018)
EDITORIAL
Cyber security requires communication
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Replacement of plastic packaging with alternatives would have adverse environmental impacts / Life cycle analysis of most common thermoplastics
"I've always said that this Industry 4.0 would only cause damage," could have been the reaction to the cyber attack that befell injection moulding machine manufacturer KraussMaffei at... (17.12.2018)
Replacing plastics with alternative materials in packaging applications would cause increases in energy use, water consumption and solid waste, as well as increasing greenhouse gas... (17.12.2018)
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
Launch of multi-stakeholder alliance to boost recycling efforts in Europe / Need to match recyclate supply with demand and enhance quality
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018: Feedstocks and polymers head downwards / Impacts from falling crude oil prices
The European Commission launched on 11 December an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the entire plastics value chain as part of ongoing efforts to increase the share of... (17.12.2018)
Feedstock and engineering thermoplastics prices decreased in China for the month of November. Demand was weak for all grades reported here, and the abundant supply of ABS and PC... (14.12.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate December 2018: Slight price changes, if any / Modest discounts only for rLDPE and rPP / Restrained demand ahead of holiday shutdowns / No significant movements foreseeable
19.12.2018
DSM
Global price hike for engineering plastics
19.12.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations looking to bottom out
18.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018: Feedstocks and polymers head downwards / Impacts from falling crude oil prices / Low demand across the board / Downtrends projected for ABS, PA 6.6 and PMMA in December
14.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend December 2018: Hefty price cuts with all polymers after triple-digit fall in olefin and SM reference prices / Producers nevertheless improve margins
14.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks December 2018: Isocyanates price slide halted / Weak demand across the board / Downwards into January / Polyols under pressure
14.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2018: PE weakens / PP falls sharply / PS and PVC stagnating / Engineering plastics prices erode / Only PA 6.6 still in short supply / Further reductions in December
13.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics November 2018: Prices of most types nosedive / SM notations hit record low for the year / Impacts from global market unease and weak oil prices / Mostly low demand projected for December
12.12.2018
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
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