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POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2018: Price explosion for PET continuing unabated / Overall upward movement
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Flexible and rigid food packaging to see healthy growth in Europe / Environmental pressure will intensify on certain sectors
Prices on the Russian market for standard thermoplastics continued to move up in May 2018. PET particularly rose not only further but at an extremely fast rate – with Chinese imports still... (21.06.2018)
European demand for rigid and flexible plastic in food and drink applications is forecast to remain robust, despite rising pressure from governments, retailers and consumers to cut use of... (20.06.2018)
INTERVIEW
"We're in the same boat" / New EuPC president Renato Zelcher eyes stronger collaboration with producers' association PlasticsEurope
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins trading prices still influenced by the previously firm feedstock prices
At the European Plastics Converters’ annual meeting in Milan / Italy, Renato Zelcher, CEO of films producer Crocco, was elected as president of the association on 25 May 2018. The... (19.06.2018)
European trading prices for polyolefins have increased over the past few weeks. The rising costs of naphtha led to strong hikes up until the first week of June. The situation for this... (19.06.2018)
RADICI
Polyamide producer riding the surge in demand / Expansion of Italian compounding plants
BIO-BASED POLYMERS
Moderate growth worldwide / Forecast of 10% capacity increase in Europe by 2022
Polyamide producer and compounder Radici is currently investing in its Italian production plants in addition to its facilities in the US and China. While at the “Plast” trade fair in... (18.06.2018)
Global production capacity of bio-based polymers is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of around 3-4% between 2017 and 2022, continuing the trend seen from 2014 to 2017 and... (18.06.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2018: Price explosion for PET continuing unabated / Overall upward movement
21.06.2018
INEOS STYROLUTION
Higher prices for ABS specialities and ASA
21.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate June 2018: Bottleneck for rPA 6.6 dogs market / Dramatic hikes / rPC consistently tight / Demand still lively / More increases sure to come in July
20.06.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins trading prices still influenced by the previously firm feedstock prices
19.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate June 2018: Prices largely sideways / Hikes only for rPET and rHDPE blow moulding grades / Demand up slightly / Costlier virgin material will drive rPP
19.06.2018
ARLANXEO
Price hikes for EPDM products in EMEA and Latin America
14.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2018: Higher feedstock costs drive up all polymer notations / Price speculation dampens demand / Producers not prepared to make further concessions
13.06.2018
KRATON
Global price increases for HSBCs
13.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2018: PMMA skyrockets / Seasonal price increases for ABS, PA 6.6, PBT and POM / PA 6 notations decrease on low demand / Several plant turnarounds in May and June
12.06.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2018: PP trending up in radical turnaround / PE remains surprisingly stable notwithstanding historic C2 lows / PS and PVC on downtrend / Engineering plastics stable / C3 price explosion coming in June
12.06.2018
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