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EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
MEPs vote in favour of proposals to boost recycling and tackle marine litter / Call for ban on microplastics in cosmetics
CLARIANT
Plastics division planned with Sabic's stake / Polymers, masterbatches and additives
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of proposals to tackle marine litter and boost plastics recycling, backing an advisory report by Belgian MEP Mark Demesmaeker.... (20.09.2018)
After Clariant's merger with Huntsman was called off last year, the Swiss speciality chemical company's next shot to lead its plastics division into a better future has come.... (19.09.2018)
INOVYN
Expansion of PVC production in Belgium / Investments to total EUR 1 bn across Europe
UNIVAR
USD 2 bn takeover of US distributor Nexeo / Potential divestment of plastics business
European PVC market leader Inovyn intends to expand production of general-purpose PVC grades in Jemeppe / Belgium. The Ineos subsidiary expects the programme to add 200,000 t/y of PVC... (19.09.2018)
US chemicals distributor Univar is to acquire plastic resins distributor Nexeo Solutions in a transaction valued at approximately USD 2 bn. This includes Nexeo’s USD 949m of net debt and... (19.09.2018)
REHAU
Merger-of-equals deal with Swiss polymer trading company MB Barter / New global polymer solutions player emerges from combination
MARINE LITTER
"World Cleanup Day" to tweak awareness / Ocean Cleanup vessel launched to collect waste in Pacific garbage patch
Rehau Verwaltungszentrale, the holding company of plastics processing group Rehau, is taking over MB Barter & Trading, the merger partners announced. Financial details were not... (18.09.2018)
In the northern hemisphere at least, summer is nodding off to autumn and temperatures are cooling. But on 15 September 2018, hordes of people from 150 countries worldwide are expected to... (14.09.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks September 2018: Further sharp drops for crude MDI and TDI / Demand lagging behind expectations / Marked volatility for TDI in October / MDI grades set to calm down
21.09.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate September 2018: General rollover in September / Upcoming hikes for polyamides set to also push up recyclates / Strong production month expected
21.09.2018
ARLANXEO
Global price increases for EPDM products
21.09.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate September 2018: Mixed trends / Slight oversupply exerts pressure on rPP homo and rLDPE prices / Significant hikes on clear rPET / Upward potential for a few polymers in October
20.09.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics August 2018: Prices show mixed developments / Significant hikes for PA 6.6 and PBT / PC notations decline
19.09.2018
INEOS STYROLUTION
Higher prices for ABS specialities and ASA in Europe
19.09.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
PE grades weaken further and PP firms
18.09.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics August 2018: Hikes across the board / Higher input costs / Sharp rises for PP and bottle-grade PET / Brisk demand for LDPE and LLDPE
17.09.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend September 2018: Only minor changes with polyolefins / Marked price increases limited to styrenics / Demand picks up after holiday period
14.09.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2018: China's import duties on PE take effect / PP and polyamides undergo some considerable price hikes / Current trends to continue in September
13.09.2018
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