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POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks February 2017: MDI flat after January upswing / TDI soars ever higher but curve flattens
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate February 2017: Increases on the primary market begin to impact secondary products / Response with PA and PC/ABS blends
After making strong price gains in January, European producers of polyurethane feedstock MDI found themselves confronted with relatively weak demand in February. The renewed rise in... (21.02.2017)
The much higher prices for some primary materials like ABS and PA worked their way through to the secondary market only slowly in February. With a few exceptions, producers sold their... (20.02.2017)
LEGO
Expansion of London office / Ground broken on “Lego Campus” in Denmark's headquarters
BASF
Ludwigshafen TDI plant will not reach full run until 2018 / Repairs to reactor
Toy manufacturer Lego Group is to expand its London / UK office and create a “Lego Campus” at its headquarters in Billund. London is home to one of the company’s main offices outside... (20.02.2017)
BASF has now identified 2018 as the target for its glitch-plagued 300,000 t/y TDI plant at Ludwigshafen to achieve full run. The mammoth facility, which encompasses eight separate units,... (17.02.2017)
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate February 2017: Notations broadly trending upwards / Increased virgin material prices make secondary materials more attractive
BIO-BASED POLYMERS
Asia to account for 52% of global production by 2021 / Asian growth led by PLA and PA
In February, recyclate notations strengthened the uptrend that started in January. rPS, rPET, rPP and clear rLDPE film grades all moved upwards, mostly because increased virgin material... (17.02.2017)
Nearly 52% of the world’s production capacity for bio-based polymers is expected to be located in Asia by 2021, compared with about 45% in 2016, boosted by significant capacity increases... (17.02.2017)
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