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PACKAGING
Leading brands, retailers to help create schemes to collect, recycle / Ellen MacArthur report puts annual cost of programmes at USD 30 bn
EMS
Sales, operating income hit record highs in H1 / Full-year outlook unchanged
More than 100 companies from across the packaging value chain have endorsed a call by Ellen MacArthur Foundation to set up mandatory, fee-based extended producer responsibility schemes... (23.07.2021)
Both sales and earnings at Swiss polyamide specialist Ems rose to record levels in the January-June period, the company reported. Compared to the first half of 2020, turnover gained... (23.07.2021)
LOGISTICS
Outlook 2022: Horrendous prices, delays to become “new normal” in container shipping
NOVA CHEMICALS
Canadian chemical group continues portfolio streamlining / Sale of tank storage and logistics business in Texas
Container shipping is the logistical backbone of our global economy. The industry’s operations and processes were contrived and timed so that global supply chains took them as the basis... (22.07.2021)
The clean-up continues: Canadian petrochemicals group Nova Chemicals has divested its tank storage and logistics business at the Texan site of Mont Belvieu. The buyer is US oil and gas... (22.07.2021)
FLOODING DISASTER GERMANY
Compounder Akro-Plastic fears delivery delays / Production brought to a halt at automotive supplier ZF
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
NGOs find EU's phase-out measures largely insufficient / Many European countries lack necessary ambition
Akro-Plastic, a compounding subsidiary of K.D. Feddersen, has sent out a letter to its customers informing them of the effects of the flooding disaster on its plant in Niederzissen.... (21.07.2021)
An assessment of Europe’s progress in phasing out single-use plastics has revealed that further ambition is “urgently needed” to transpose into law the EU directive’s main requirements,... (21.07.2021)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks July 2021: Renewed scarcity due to force majeure / Situation still characterised by price declines / Comfort segment continues to languish
22.07.2021
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Downward trend continues / Pronounced reductions for polyethylene grades
20.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate July 2021: Unabated high demand drives prices / Aggregates also in short supply / Processors' summer break cancelled this year / Further premiums likely
20.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate July 2021: Upward momentum cools significantly / Several grades peak / Only rPET rises again / August prices likely to increase slightly or remain stable
19.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics June 2021: Prices mostly lower amid weak demand / Converters suffer power shortages, limited chip availability / Further declines expected in July
14.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend July 2021: Price turnaround affects further types / Increases now only with HDPE pipe, PP copolymer, PVC and EVA / Supply situation gradually improving with most materials
13.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics June 2021: Most prices move lower amid healthy supply, softer feedstocks / PET up on seasonal demand / July prices seen mostly softer
13.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2021: Polyolefin and PVC prices rise again / Pressure eases for styrenics / Most engineering thermoplastics largely firmer / Tight supply situation expected to bring further increases in July
12.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP June 2021: Resins still rising slightly / No downswing in July / More increases for glass-fibre products in sight
07.07.2021
TRINSEO
Price hike for MMA in Europe
06.07.2021
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