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INVISTA
Plans for ADN Plant in China / Asian demand exceeds availability
BASF
Dry summer slows down transport on Germany's Rhine river / Restrictions at facilities
US PA 6.6 behemoth Invista is reviving plans to build a world-scale plant for adiponitrile in China. The company said it has begun engineering work for a facility that would produce “at... (14.08.2018)
The weeks of drought are posing a challenge for production and transport at BASF's Ludwigshafen site. The low water level is causing additional costs with shipping traffic, and... (13.08.2018)
LANXESS
Sale of Arlanxeo stake to Saudi Aramco / Proceeds to go to debt reduction
PET TO PET RECYCLING
Austrian company recycles over 500m PET bottles in first half of 2018 / Up 7% on last year
Two years after its founding in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco – synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo is set to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi... (10.08.2018)
In Austria, PET to PET Recycling Österreich has produced more than 12,500 t of recycled PET in the first half of 2018. The Austrian company has recycled 512m PET bottles during this... (09.08.2018)
L'ORÉAL
Partnership with chemical recycler Loop Industries / Incorporation of rPET into packaging
AMCOR
Australian group to acquire US packaging company Bemis / USD 6.8 bn merger
Recycling technology start-up Loop Industries has signed a letter of intent with cosmetics giant L’Oréal to “close the loop” on PET packaging. Loop has a patented technology that... (08.08.2018)
Packaging group Amcor has announced a combination, in an all-stock cash-free transaction, with US flexible and rigid packaging company Bemis. The acquisition is valued at USD 6.8 bn.... (07.08.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2018: Low season sees mostly weak demand / PA 6.6 shoots upward with HMD being more expensive / Substantial price decrease for PC / Mixed bag with PMMA, ABS, PA 6, POM and PBT
14.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2018: Little market activity in the hot holiday month / Most notations roll over / Price hikes only in styrene chain
14.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2018: Styrene driven upwards / Low season generally has dampening effect / Weaker Chinese yuan affects import prices / Market could pick up in August
10.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2018: Calm returns to notations / Cost development largely stable / Trade war dampens consumers' mood / August likely to be largely flat month
09.08.2018
CABOT
Global price hikes for speciality carbon blacks
09.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2018: Upswing dominates market / PET prices in downward turnaround
08.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP July 2018: Ortho resins gain slight momentum / Costs passed on / Glass fibre products unchanged / Summer holidays dampen demand
07.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics July 2018: Next explosion of PA 6.6 prices / Otherwise mostly stable conditions / Demand noticeably shrinks / Minor movements expected in August
06.08.2018
TRINSEO
Price increases for PS, SAN and ABS in Europe
03.08.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics July 2018: Prices follow the cost reduction / Construction season stimulates EPS / Demand for PS and ABS drops / Further price declines expected in August
03.08.2018
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