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INDIA
Polyamide market sees growing automotive demand / Domestic processors buy around EUR 350m worth of PA polymers and compounds
KOMPUESTOS
Spanish compounder plans to expand / Compostable resins for single-use applications
Since 2009, the Indian PA market has grown by an annual average of 9.5%, according to a June 2019 report by AWJ Plastics Consulting titled “The Polyamide Market in India”. In 2018,... (17.07.2019)
Kompuestos has received a favourable report from the Mercado Alternativo Bursátil’s coordination and admissions committee, following a review of the information presented by the company.... (17.07.2019)
MILACRON
Hillenbrand plans USD 2 bn acquisition of US engineering group
MANAGEMENT
More Asia-Pacific businesses taking a strategic approach to credit management / Total value of B2B sales on credit rise to 55.5% from 48.1% last year
Industrial conglomerate Hillenbrand is planning to take over the crisis-stricken plastics machinery manufacturer Milacron. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement... (16.07.2019)
A growing number of Asia-Pacific companies are taking a more strategic approach to credit management as they increasingly use trade credit in response to the current challenging... (15.07.2019)
LOGISTICS
Low water levels along Germany's rivers spreading / German minister of transport presents measures to improve navigability of Rhine
FRANCE
Draft law puts waste collection in focus / Elipso sees need for more sorting plants and EPR for industrial packaging
After continuing sparse precipitation, the shallow water on Germany’s rivers has worsened at the start of July 2019, leading to restrictive passage for deep draught transport vessels. If... (15.07.2019)
On 10 July 2019, the French government presented an anti-waste draft law as previously announced. The proposed circular economy bill was put forward by Brune Poirson, who is secretary of... (12.07.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate July 2019: Slight discounts on some rLDPE, rPP and rPET grades / Favourable virgin material offers and onset of the holiday season dampen demand / Further discounts expected
18.07.2019
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin trade prices plunge sharply
16.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend July 2019: Price cuts dominate picture / Cost reductions point the way downwards / Demand still too weak for trend turnaround / Holiday season about to start in Southern Europe
12.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics June 2019: Prices keep downtrending / Inventory levels remain high / Subdued demand overall / Trade conflict with US puts small dent in imported POM supply
12.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics June 2019: Prices continue to decrease / Inventory levels remain high / Weak demand dominates / July could see more of the same
11.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2019: Trade wars and weak automotive and construction segments bring widespread price cuts and rollovers / Only PVC sees an increase / Engineering thermoplastics expected to be weaker in July
10.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia June 2019: Demand still sluggish / Slump in prices / PVC driven solely by demand from construction sector / Stabilisation the target for July
09.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP June 2019: Resins slip slightly / Demand below expectations / More pronounced downturn seen for July / Glass fibre with minimal movement
05.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics June 2019: Majority of prices on the decline / Weak automotive demand puts more pressure on notations / Downtrend likely to continue in July
04.07.2019
TRINSEO
Lower price for polystyrene in Europe
03.07.2019
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