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In the Spotlight
PLASTIC PACKAGING UK
Damning report highlights growth of plastic packaging across supermarket sector / Rise in sale of reusable, thicker plastic carrier bags
RÖCHLING
German plastics group to establish additive manufacturing centre
Shocking new figures show the extent to which plastic packaging is on the rise in UK supermarkets, despite efforts to reverse the trend. Research published in November 2019 by the... (06.12.2019)
Röchling is treading new paths in its production processes. At its location in Waldachtal / Germany, the company is building a centre for 3D printing, due to be opened in spring 2020.... (06.12.2019)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Fire extinguished at TPC's butadiene plant in Texas following explosion one week ago / Longer downtime anticipated
SIKA
Swiss building materials group acquires Romanian producer of EPS insulation sheets
Following the explosion just over a week ago at TPC Group’s petrochemical site in Port Neches, Texas an update from the company on 3 December said the fire that burned for several days... (05.12.2019)
Sika is aiming to take over the Romanian manufacturer of EPS insulating sheets and dry mortars, Adeplast, for an undisclosed sum. According to a company spokesperson, the transaction... (05.12.2019)
INDUSTRY4EUROPE
Recommendations for future industrial strategy / Seven priority areas of focus to boost competitiveness
DSM
Several additive manufacturing collaborations lined up / Shapeways, Chromatic 3D Materials and German RepRap
Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 industry associations across Europe, has published a joint paper calling for an ambitious and long-term industrial strategy to help the EU remain a hub... (04.12.2019)
Scalable custom and industrial 3D printing solutions that incorporate high-performance materials is the purpose of a partnership between engineering plastics specialist DSM and Shapeways... (04.12.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP November 2019: Resins surprisingly stable / Heftier rebates likely in December / Glass fibre prices on the shaky side
06.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics November 2019: Downward drift continues / Notations crumble, but not in one fell swoop / No interruption to market weakness / Price pressure expected to dominate in December
05.12.2019
TRINSEO
Price reductions for polystyrene in Europe
04.12.2019
INEOS STYROLUTION
Further price decreases for PS and ABS in Europe
04.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2019: Fall in feedstock reference price determines the reductions / Nearly all products follow suit / Film grades suffer from poor demand / Rollover likely in December despite slightly firmer ethylene price
04.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2019: Lower reference has repercussions along the chain / Demand remains weak / Players may take half of December off
04.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics November 2019: Prices continue to fall / Some reductions for PS and EPS exceed styrene cost decline / Oversupply dominates market / Further decreases likely
04.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
PVC November 2019: Ethylene reference sets the price span / Pro rata reductions have to be passed on / No margin improvement for producers / Depressed situation in the very short working month of December
03.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: November/December 2019
03.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
PET November 2019: Erosion of notations continues unabated / Oversupply boosted by imports / Price pressure continuing on into December
03.12.2019
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