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BERRY GLOBAL
Supply agreement for chemically recycled Borealis PP / Move supports sustainability strategy
ASCEND
Two fires at failure-plagued Pensacola site / PA force majeure persists
US packaging manufacturer Berry Global said it has reached an agreement with Austrian polyolefin group Borealis for the delivery of chemically recycled polypropylene, but the company... (13.05.2021)
It would appear that the two fires at Ascend Performance Materials’ domestic polyamide site in Pensacola, Florida, caused no major damage, nor was the tight supply situation for PA... (12.05.2021)
RAW MATERIALS
Ifo Institute: Dramatic shortages of production materials / German plastics processors particularly affected
EUROPEAN TUBES MARKET
Upsurge in raw material costs pressures industry / Increase in vaccinations offers optimism
The inadequate supply of raw materials and intermediate products is becoming more and more of a problem for the German manufacturing industry, according to the latest survey from the... (12.05.2021)
The recent increases in raw material prices and shortages in plastic materials have put the European flexible tubes industry under pressure. Over the past year, prices for aluminium and... (12.05.2021)
CELANESE
Improved earnings dynamics in sight for engineered materials segment / Portfolio focused on high-growth markets and sustainability
LYONDELLBASELL
Commercial production with feedstock made from plastic waste
With the help of a new strategy that began taking shape before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the world’s accustomed economic state of play, US-based chemicals and plastics producer... (11.05.2021)
US polyolefin giant LyondellBasell said it has for the first time made virgin quality polymers from raw materials derived from plastic waste at its site in Wesseling / Germany. The... (11.05.2021)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics April 2021: Prices mixed as availability varies / PC suffers sharp rise as PBT plummets / May seen sideways to lower
11.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics April 2021: Prices mostly lower amid tendency to oversupply / Only PVC remains scarce / Further declines expected in May
10.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Russia April 2021: Clear upward trend for most types / Polystyrene at record high / Demand uneven in overall terms / Stagnating prices expected in May
10.05.2021
EMS
Price hikes for PA base polymers, compounds
07.05.2021
DUPONT
Price increase for most engineering compounds / Worldwide force majeure ongoing
07.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2021: Mammoth price increases dominate the picture / Converters despair over record costs / Benzene price explodes / High costs and low inventories point to new record demands for May
07.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP April 2021: Resins rise to new heights / Glass-fibre products somewhat higher / Automotive weakness curbs orders / Precursor bottlenecks could drive prices further
07.05.2021
BASF
Major price hike for “ecovio” bio-compounds in Europe / Worldwide raw material bottlenecks
07.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics April 2021: More triple-digit hikes as demand remains vibrant / Many shops struggle to secure material / Another twist of the price screw inevitable
06.05.2021
STYRENICS
Trinseo and Ineos Styrolution announce price hikes
06.05.2021
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