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POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate February 2017: Notations broadly trending upwards / Increased virgin material prices make secondary materials more attractive
BIO-BASED POLYMERS
Asia to account for 52% of global production by 2021 / Asian growth led by PLA and PA
In February, recyclate notations strengthened the uptrend that started in January. rPS, rPET, rPP and clear rLDPE film grades all moved upwards, mostly because increased virgin material... (17.02.2017)
Nearly 52% of the world’s production capacity for bio-based polymers is expected to be located in Asia by 2021, compared with about 45% in 2016, boosted by significant capacity increases... (17.02.2017)
RECTICEL
Turmoil continues at foam producer / After FM declaration, a strike at Dutch plants
ANTIMICROBIAL PACKAGING
Global market to expand by 5.6% per year to 2024 / Demand for convenience foods and health awareness issues drive growth
So far, the new year has not been kind to polyurethane foam manufacturer Recticel. Soon after a fire broke out at its automotive OEM supply plant at Most / Czech Republic on 22 January,... (16.02.2017)
The global antimicrobial packaging market is forecast to expand by an average of 5.6% per year to USD 11.88 bn by 2024, driven by rising demand for convenience foods with an extended... (16.02.2017)
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations take a big leap
GRAMMER
Auto components supplier in a fight with Prevent's owners / Hastor wants to replace supervisory board and withdraw confidence in CEO Müller
At the start of February, European spot prices for polyolefins took a big leap upwards. Especially the LDPE and PP materials that are dominated by European production put on a sudden... (15.02.2017)
The German company Grammer, which supplies seats and dashboards for cars and utility vehicles, is currently engaged in a fight to beat off a hostile quasi-takeover. The Bosnian... (15.02.2017)
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POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate February 2017: Notations broadly trending upwards / Increased virgin material prices make secondary materials more attractive / Further increases expected for March
17.02.2017
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations take a big leap
15.02.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend February 2017: Moderate margin improvements for the polyolefins / PVC still slightly weaker / Styrenics explode along with the monomer / Upward pressure to continue
13.02.2017
UPDATE - TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Huntsman and Kronos jump on the price increase bandwagon / China's Henan the lone hold-out
13.02.2017
KRAIBURG TPE
Price hike for TPE compounds
13.02.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Russia January 2017: Market still largely in hibernation / Notations slowly crumbling / Only PVC rises slightly due to lack of imports / Little recognisable stimulus for change in February
10.02.2017
EVONIK
Price hike for PMMA moulding compounds
10.02.2017
ALIANCYS
Next round of hikes for composite resins announced
10.02.2017
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2017: PE and PVC remain stable / PP notations rocket in major turnaround / PS and ABS also take off / Plenty of movement with polyamides / Strong upward trend in February
09.02.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2017: Major feedstock costs rise further on crude / Butadiene prices hit four-and-a-half-year high / Overall demand slows before Chinese New Year / Inventories at predicted levels / Positive outlook for February
09.02.2017
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