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CHINAPLAS 2017
Record visitor numbers in Guangzhou / Just over 25% from abroad
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Helmut Maurer, senior expert at the European Commission, about the circular economy in Europe / A paradigm shift needed for product design
Expectations were clearly exceeded, a good atmosphere prevailed and everything ran smoothly. The official figures published by organiser Adsale show that this year’s “Chinaplas” in... (24.05.2017)
Helmut Maurer is a senior expert for Sustainable Chemicals within the DG Environment at the European Commission. He spoke to PIE at the "2nd International Recycling Forum" in Wiesbaden /... (23.05.2017)
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trading prices for polyolefins pointing downwards
HUNTSMAN / CLARIANT
Mega-merger in speciality chemicals / IPO for Huntsman's Pigments and Additives beforehand
The prices for all polyolefin spot quantities in the domestic European trading markets have fallen in the last few weeks. In mid-May 2017, quotations were between 3 - 4% lower than in the... (23.05.2017)
The board of directors of Huntsman and its counterpart at Clariant have taken the decision to merge the two companies on the basis of an all-stock transaction. This will give rise to a... (22.05.2017)
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2017: Most prices tend sideways / June expected to see only little price movement as adjustments on the primary market trickle through
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2017: Tight MDI drives prices higher / Both MDI and TDI on a level with Asia
With only a few exceptions, prices of recycled engineering thermoplastics remained unchanged in May. In contrast to previous months, there was a lack of stimulus from the feedstock chains... (22.05.2017)
With the MDI market still tight, converters often had difficulty being supplied, and this drove prices higher. Small accounts had to pay up to EUR 200/t more. Those who were already paying... (22.05.2017)
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Price Reports and Announcements
CABOT
Price increase for carbon black products in the EMEA region
24.05.2017
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trading prices for polyolefins pointing downwards
23.05.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate May 2017: Most prices tend sideways / June expected to see only little price movement as adjustments on the primary market trickle through / Ongoing strong demand likely to ease
22.05.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2017: Tight MDI drives prices higher / Both MDI and TDI on a level with Asia / No relief immediately visible / Isocyanates pull polyols upward
22.05.2017
POLYPLASTICS
Price increases for PBT grades
22.05.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate May 2017: Heterogeneous notations / rLDPE still under pressure / Rollover for rPP / rPET increasing / Continued good supply in most cases / Positive stimuli only for consumer applications
19.05.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend May 2017: Continuation of downwards trend from second half of April / Slight reductions for polyolefins / Styrenics plummeting along with monomer / Only PVC still firmer
15.05.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Russia April 2017: Only marginal increases evident / PET surprisingly weak
11.05.2017
HUNTSMAN
Global titanium dioxide price increases / Imminent stock market launch for Venator's pigment division
10.05.2017
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2017: Rally with standard plastics comes to an end / PE and PVC stagnate / PP and PS drift downwards / Engineering plastics on the up again but turnaround also expected here
09.05.2017
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