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ALIPLAST
Italian recycler purchased by waste management specialist Hera / Piecemeal acquisition
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Fire in Ruwais refinery takes out propylene production facilities / Deliveries to Borouge likely affected
Italian municipal services provider Gruppo Hera has signed a binding agreement for the piecemeal acquisition of plastic waste collection and recycling specialist Aliplast. The deal,... (18.01.2017)
Following a fire that broke out late last week, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has had to shut down about half of the output of its Takreer refinery in Ruwais / United Arab Emirates.... (17.01.2017)
POLAND
Plastics industry continues on the road to growth / Processing segment gains 3%
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
New year starts with significant upward momentum / LDPE notations skyrocket
With annual growth rates of over 3%, some 2m enterprises and a population of 38m, Poland is the sixth-largest country in the EU. It offers excellent business opportunities for almost every... (17.01.2017)
The incremental rise in PP homo and copo injection moulding spot prices that began in the last few weeks of 2016 picked up speed as the new year began, with prices adding about 2% in one... (17.01.2017)
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend January 2017: Cost increases mostly factored in without problems / Raising margins proves more difficult
ALPEK
Significant EPS capacity expansion in Mexico
At the beginning of 2017, the vast majority of cost increases for ethylene, propylene and styrene were factored into the prices of European standard thermoplastics. Occasionally, producers... (16.01.2017)
Just days after striking a deal to acquire the Brazilian PTA/PET operations of scandal-ridden energy group Petrobras, Mexican petrochemicals player Alpek is once again in the news. Local... (16.01.2017)
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