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SPAIN
Ban on disposable plastic tableware from 2020? / PS packaging targeted
PLASTICS MACHINERY GERMANY
Eight consecutive years of growth / US remains top importer
From 1 January 2020 onward, the sale, import and export of disposable plastic products such as plates, mugs, cutlery and straws could be banned in Spain. Draft legislation was presented to... (17.05.2018)
Plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers in Germany witnessed another record year in 2017, with sales up 5%. The German plastics and rubber machinery association VDMA Kunststoff- und... (16.05.2018)
GERMAN PLASTICS PRODUCERS
PlasticsEurope Deutschland looks back on a successful 2017 / Michael Zobel succeeds Josef Ertl as chair
SERBIA
Government voices support for plastic carrier bag fees and possible ban / Steps to reduce post-consumer waste
German plastics producers are looking back on a successful 2017. Plastics production – including resins, paints, coatings and adhesives – increased by almost 4% to 19.9m t. A breakdown by... (15.05.2018)
At a national conference on waste management in April, Serbian environmental protection minister Goran Trivan spoke to attendees on reducing plastic bags use in the country. According to... (15.05.2018)
EU POLICY
Long-term EU budget rejects idea of plastics tax / Levy on packaging waste more efficient
CHINAPLAS 2018
Record attendance at new exhibition centre in Shanghai / Speedy, high-end production
A levy on non-recycled plastics packaging waste, instead of a tax on polymers – this is the European Commission's current plan. The proposed budget for the period 2021-2027, which has... (14.05.2018)
"New Age, New Era, New Technology" was a motto of "Chinaplas 2018", the world's second largest plastics trade fair. The 32nd edition of the event was held from 24-27 April at a much... (14.05.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2018: All is still calm / rPC tends upwards / Demand reasonable despite many bank holidays / Prices expected to rise especially for rPA types and rPC / Base polymer often tight
18.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate May 2018: Widespread price increases despite shortened production weeks / Export demand and high waste costs fuel upswing of film grades, rHDPE pipes and rPET / Further hikes likely in June
17.05.2018
POLYPLASTICS
Global price increases for high-performance liquid crystal polymer grades
17.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics April 2018: Domestic spot prices rise on short supply / PET substantially increases due to strong demand / PVC notations projected to go up in May
16.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia April 2018: Spring demand in full bloom / Prices moving upward / PET notations skyrocket
15.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend May 2018: PE notations present non-uniform picture / PP somewhat firmer / Price cuts for styrenics / Long holiday weekends slow down demand / Problems with logistics
14.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics April 2018: ABS, PC, PA 6 and PBT notations fall / Prices of PA 6.6 and PMMA shoot upwards / Scheduled turnaround at several plants in May
14.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2018: PE moves sideways / PP underpinned by firm C3 spot price / PVC, PS and ABS affected by weak feedstock prices / PC and PA 6.6 firm / C2-based materials under pressure in May / C3 products firmer
10.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP April 2018: Resin points downward / More rebates certain in May / Glass fibre products mostly unchanged / Demand still robust
08.05.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics April 2018: Upturn continues / Tough quarterly negotiations drag on / Many types stagnate due to lack of orientation / Faster rises expected in May
07.05.2018
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