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BASF
More European capacity for HMD and PA 6.6 / Chemicals and plastics giant solidifies PA market position after Solvay deal
BOREALIS
Strategic partnership with German Reclay to recycle packaging waste
With the global polyamide market booming and growing tighter, the industry’s heavyweights are seizing the opportunity to cash in on the growth. In the second announcement of expansion... (20.01.2022)
German waste management service provider Reclay Group plans to supply plastic packaging waste to polyolefin producer Borealis, which intends to use the refuse to produce recyclates for... (19.01.2022)
PLASTICS AND CLIMATE
Industry group BPF calls on UK processors to join climate change agreements / Major savings possible
ASCEND
New HMD plant in China / Company's biggest production facility outside US
The British Plastics Federation has urged UK-based plastics processors not yet signed up for the government’s climate change agreement scheme to do so before the current application... (18.01.2022)
Polyamide specialist Ascend Performance Materials is pressing ahead with plans to build a new plant for hexamethylene diamine and undisclosed speciality chemicals at Lianyungang in... (18.01.2022)
KEM ONE
Shutdown of PVC production at Spanish plant / Tight market remains a problem
PLASTIC ENERGY
Second European recycling project with TotalEnergies / Spanish pyrolysis plant to supply feedstock for virgin quality resin
Kem One, the second largest producer of PVC in Europe after Ineos subsidiary Inovyn, has shut down production of paste PVC at its plant in Hernani, Spain due to a technical malfunction,... (17.01.2022)
Building further on their established 60/40 joint venture, UK recycling thinktank Plastic Energy and French energy group TotalEnergies have sealed a new agreement in advanced plastics... (17.01.2022)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate January 2022: Marked differences in addition of higher energy costs / Recyclers take advantage of all increases in demand / Further discussions expected
20.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate January 2022: Premiums only for rPET / Discounts for some rPE grades, rollovers otherwise / More production scrap due to lower exports / New attempts to price in energy, logistics costs
19.01.2022
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trade activity very low at turn of year / PE grades firmer / Varied develeopment for PP
18.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend January 2022: Only styrenics see significant premiums / Polyolefins mostly roll over / Low demand slows energy cost pass-through
14.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics December 2021: Prices broadly lower amid weak demand and higher domestic operation rates / Only POM stable / January to be weaker
12.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2021: Rollovers reign / Further reductions for polyolefins / Shortages of compounds expected to lead to January hikes for engineering thermoplastics
12.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Russia December 2021: Prices of standard thermoplastics decline / Only PVC, PET dearer / Trends set to continue over next few weeks
12.01.2022
CELANESE
US group charges four-digit energy-cost surcharge for POM
11.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics December 2021: Prices broadly lower amid healthy supply, slack demand / January seen weak ahead of Chinese New Year
11.01.2022
INTERPLASTIC
Price hikes for vinyl ester resins
10.01.2022
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