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UNITED KINGDOM
House of Lords report calls for urgent clarification on chemicals regulation post-Brexit / Concerns on REACH registrations and data
WORLD TRADE
US exports of HDPE to China plummet / EU imports more
A report released on 7 November 2018 by the House of Lords is urging the UK government to clarify how it intends to regulate chemicals after Brexit as the country approaches a “cliff-edge”... (14.11.2018)
China's 25% tariffs on many products from the US – including HDPE – have resulted in a drastic drop in import volumes in September 2018. In that month, the polyolefins tonnage fell by... (13.11.2018)
CHINA
"The world is about cooperation" / Adsale chairman Stanley Chu on US-China trade war
BASF
German group considers establishing own fleet / Shallow Rhine river is costing several million euros
The trade war between the US and China that began in July 2018, when the two countries imposed 25% tariffs on imports worth USD 34 bn coming from each side, had escalated to a third round... (13.11.2018)
Its own fleet of flat-bottomed boats or even hydrofoils, substantially increased storage capacity in Ludwigshafen, additional barrages and pipelines – BASF is presumably not the only... (13.11.2018)
MARINE LITTER
Greenpeace's global plastics pollution audit identifies top brands / Coca-Cola world's worst offender
PLASTIC PIPES GERMANY
Significant rise in production volume in 2017 / Building boom boosts order volumes
A marine clean up by environmental advocacy group Greenpeace and its allies from global movement Break Free From Plastic have named and shamed ten leading multinational brands as the... (12.11.2018)
The outlook for German plastic pipes manufacturers has both a good and bad side. First, the good news. "From an economic point of view, we can look to the future with confidence," says the... (09.11.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Russia October 2018: Prices stagnate for most standard thermoplastics / PS trends upward / PET slumps with declining demand
15.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend November 2018: Minor reductions with polyolefins / Styrenics take triple-digit plunge / Occasional supply restrictions with PVC and PP
14.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics October 2018: SM and PX costs fall / Overall low demand / National Day Golden Week holiday in first week / Prices for all grades decrease / Negative market outlook
13.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics October 2018: Feedstock costs fall / Stark drop in PET and PS prices / Most domestic notations increase / Weaker yuan dampens import business
12.11.2018
LANXESS
Global price hikes for PA 6.6 and PBT compounds
09.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2018: Standard thermoplastics roll over / Most engineering plastics move sideways / PA 6.6 much firmer / Falling feedstock prices point to significant reductions in November
08.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP October 2018: Rollover for ortho resins / Minor changes on the fringes / Lower prices certain in November / Glass fibre market quiet
07.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics October 2018: Automotive slump puts pressure on the market / Prices of many materials down / Only PA 6.6 climbs again / Downtrend to continue in November
06.11.2018
KEM ONE
Price hike for PVC / FM in France continues
05.11.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene October 2018: Sluggish demand curbs cost pass-through / Minor upturn for standard grades / Flat curve for compounds / Automotive weakness likely to persist
05.11.2018
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