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POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate November 2017: Prices generally declining slightly or stagnating / Premiums only on clear rPET flakes
SPAIN
Economic revival spurs growth in plastic packaging / GlobalData report
Standard recyclate notations were rather listless in November. Prices for almost all grades trended horizontally or downwards. Suppliers only managed to increase rPET flakes prices, aided... (17.11.2017)
The Spanish packaging industry is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 1.4% to 2021, largely as a result of the country’s recovering economy, according to market... (16.11.2017)
HUHTAMAKI
Packaging group invests EUR 11m to build new factory in Finland / Production of takeaway containers
CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS
Global demand to grow by 7% per year to 2027 / Slump in demand expected around 2022
Finnish packaging company Huhtamaki is investing around EUR 11m in the construction of a new manufacturing facility operated by its Foodservice business in Hämeenlinna / Finland.... (16.11.2017)
Global consumption of transparent conductive films is set to grow by an average of 7% per year by volume over the next 10 years, from 52.6m m² in 2017 to 109 m² in 2027, driven by rising... (15.11.2017)
POLYMER PRICES
Russia October 2017: Upward momentum of most notations fizzles out / Noticeable hikes only with PS and PVC
INFIANA
Speciality films producer establishes new sales organisation in Asia
The situation on the Russian polymers market was somewhat calmer again in October. After the previous month had been marked by low availability and clear price increases, the air got... (14.11.2017)
Speciality films producer Infiana has appointed Kim Meng Ng as vice president Asia. He now heads the Asian sales team and, together with the global vice presidents, is responsible for... (14.11.2017)
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