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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations show stabilising tendencies
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Emerging technologies can drive circular economy / Five key challenges to overcome
The downtrend of prices in Northwestern European polyolefin trading markets continued in the first weeks of 2019, but the end of January saw a countermovement. It would appear this is more... (19.02.2019)
Fourth industrial revolution technologies can help the plastics packaging industry take the next steps towards a complete circular economy, according to a report by the World Economic... (18.02.2019)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe hits out at EU “green” taxes and shale disadvantage / Open letter to the commission
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Arnold Wang from China's plastics recycling association CPRRA / Three-year plan for recycling under preparation
Outspoken Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe, who now goes by “Sir Jim” in the UK after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth, has launched a broadside against the EU, slamming the single market... (15.02.2019)
Arnold Wang is deputy secretary general of the Beijing-based China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association. He recently attended the "Petcore Europe" conference in Brussels and talked... (15.02.2019)
PET
Petcore conference has over 280 attendees / EU's SUP directive to drive PET developments
PLASTICS ECONOMY
Confidence waning in German-speaking Europe / Disappointing H2 2018
The annual "Petcore Europe Conference" was held from 6-7 February 2019 in Brussels, where organiser Petcore Europe announced that more than 280 participants attended the sold-out event.... (14.02.2019)
The long feared cooling of the plastics economy in German-speaking Europe is in full swing, if the latest readership survey of PIE’s sister publication Kunststoff Information is any... (13.02.2019)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations show stabilising tendencies
19.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate February 2019: Prices of rLDPE and rPS soften in the wake of falling virgin material notations / Brisk demand continues due to tightening recyclate policies
19.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2019: Downtrend dominates polymer prices / Domestic benzene, SM and PX increase / Subdued market before Chinese New Year holiday
13.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend February 2019: Polyolefins and PVC see stability / Increases for polystyrene / Demand largely normal / Adequate availability for most materials / Supply shortage with PS
12.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics January 2019: Domestic prices of polymers decrease or move sideways on weak demand / Some import notations slightly up / C2, C3 and SM head upward / Plants shut down before Chinese New Year holidays in February
12.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia January 2019: Polymer markets dormant / Predominantly sideways movement in February
11.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2019: PE and PVC flat amid high inventories / PP seen nearing bottom / Engineering plastics flat to lower with PA 6.6 continuing to be the exception
08.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP January 2019: Resins drift downward again / Sharp declines for glass fibre / Demand mostly back to normal
07.02.2019
KUREHA
Price increases for PVDF products
07.02.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics January 2019: Producers keep prices largely stable / Demand from automotive sector becomes more critical / Price pressure will rise further in February
06.02.2019
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