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In the Spotlight
PIOFLEX
PLA-based biodegradable straw launched / Leading European piping systems supplier
EUROPEAN COLLATION SHRINK FILM
Market to increase at moderate pace to 850,000 t/y in 2020 / Down-gauging “masks” market gains
The efforts of Pioflex Kunststoff in Form to develop PLA-based straws are starting to pay off. Early this year the company, which specialises in the production of straws, pipes and tubes,... (26.07.2016)
Collation shrink film represents a major segment of PE packaging film activity and, at 800,000 t annually, accounts for 10% of all PE films produced in Europe, according to industry... (26.07.2016)
SCHUR FLEXIBLES
Austrian flexible packaging producer bought by investor Lindsay Goldberg / Growth plans foresee future acquisitions
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Raw material developments will drive printing technology advances / Metal to post fastest gains in lead-up to 2026
In a deal the financial details of which were not disclosed, private equity fund Lindsay Goldberg has purchased Schur Flexibles Group, a manufacturer of flexible packaging with about... (25.07.2016)
Amid forecasts that the 3D printing market will grow from USD 5.8 bn in 2015 to more than USD 50 bn by 2025, it comes as no surprise that all statements to the effect that additive... (25.07.2016)
MILACRON
Commercial production of PP-EVOH-based “Klear Can” begins / First transparent cans containing fruit to become available in Q1 2017
KETER PLASTIC
UK private equity player BC Partners in exclusive talks to acquire 80% stake / Israeli company could change hands for USD 1.7 bn
By Q1 2017 at the latest, the first-to-market clear plastic can will hit supermarket shelves. Developed by Milacron, the “Klear Can” technology is claimed to be “the first truly... (25.07.2016)
Several local and international media report that Sami Sagol, the owner of Keter Plastic, has agreed to sell 80% of the shares in the household goods and outdoor furniture producer to... (22.07.2016)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks July 2016: TDI soars to new heights / Peak not yet reached / Unexpected hikes for MDI / Polyols firm slightly / Strong demand for a summer month
21.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate July 2016: Notations unchanged apart from rABS and rPP compounds / Other materials reflect primary market's stability / Few changes expected in August
21.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate July 2016: Little movement at onset of holiday season / Solely some slight downward corrections / Availability of production scrap improves / Insiders expect rising pressure from virgin material developments
20.07.2016
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Onset of summer takes notations down / All grades see losses
19.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2016: Feedstock import quotes rally while domestic prices soften / Polymer notations firm to slightly down / Consumption quite good / Slight movements up or down expected for July
19.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend July 2016: Additional price corrections / PE caves in despite rising C2 costs / PP and PVC still in a rollover / Styrenics plummet
14.07.2016
CABOT
Global price hike for speciality carbons
08.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics June 2016: Tight supplies push ethylene and styrene import quotes higher while propylene remains stable / Domestic polymer producers launch hikes / Average consumption levels / Little change expected in July
07.07.2016
POLYMER PRICES
GRP/Composites June 2016: Resins point slightly higher but styrene slip could nip gains / Glass fibre notations soften / Strong demand from automotive and industry applications
07.07.2016
TRINSEO
European PS price lowered
06.07.2016
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