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TURKEY
Processed polymer volume declined in 2020 / Packaging and white goods make up ground
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
Voting open for sixth “Best Polymer Producers Awards” / Delivery reliability to be key criterion
While the country on the Bosporus has been in the news with negative headlines that have been usual for some time now – military exercise near Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, another... (11.06.2021)
The Polymers for Europe Alliance has opened voting to assess polymer producers for the sixth edition of “Best Polymer Producers Awards”, and thus invites European plastics processors to... (10.06.2021)
INDORAMA
PET world market leader buys recycling capacity from CarbonLite insolvency estate in Texas
LOGISTICS
“Stratospheric level” / New round of container freight rate Monopoly game
One man’s sorrow is another man’s joy: Thai world market leader for PET, Indorama Ventures, has bought a plant for the production of rPET from the insolvency estate of US recycling PET... (10.06.2021)
When it comes to costs in container shipping, even the otherwise-restrained information service Lloyd’s List is losing its composure: the British news portal recently described short-term... (09.06.2021)
BOREALIS
Lower carbon footprint with 'Bornewables' PP – study / Expansion of anti-pollution project in Indonesia
RAW MATERIALS
Follow-up: Even more German builders report supply shortages in May / Construction companies see stagnant growth in 2021
A life-cycle assessment study by German energy and environmental research institute ifeu says the range of “Bornewables” polypropylene from resin maker Borealis produces fewer greenhouse... (09.06.2021)
On German construction sites, the problem of obtaining materials has become even worse than it was in April. Germany’s ifo Institute reports that 43.9% of firms in the industry said in... (08.06.2021)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics May 2021: Prices mixed as availibility varies / POM increases significantly, PBT plummets / June expected to see declines mostly
10.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2021: Notations race from one high to the next / Product shortages everywhere / Numerous forces majeures still in place / Benzene price gives reason for hope / Only PS situation likely to improve in June
09.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics May 2021: Most prices come down in overall well-supplied market / Several PE units start production / June seen sideways to lower / Only PET expected to move up
09.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP May 2021: Resins still upwardly mobile / High prices curb demand sharply / Converters order bare minimum / Some glass fibre products see steep hikes
08.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics May 2021: Prices generally continue to rise irrespective of the drop in feedstock costs / Occasional signs of a plateau / High prices and weakness in automotive industry slow down business
07.06.2021
STYRENICS
Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo reduce prices for polystyrene and styrene copolymers
04.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2021: Plateauing predominates / Notations falling for the first time / Supply bottleneck driving PVC further up / Overall demand average / Supply situation with thin imports in most cases
04.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene May 2021: Notations continue to rise / Rate of increase slows down considerably due to high price level and falling demand / Price plateau likely
03.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene May 2021: Tight market drives notations even higher / Producers with exaggerated hike plans / New record prices dampen demand
03.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics May 2021: Prices at historic highs / Serious bottlenecks for ABS and EPS / Massive decrease of SM contract in June still likely to end bull market
03.06.2021
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