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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Downward spiral for polyolefins continuing in June
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2017: Feedstocks see general drop except for propylene / Commodity market no less exciting than a rollercoaster ride
The fall in European trading prices for polyolefins continued between mid-May and mid-June once again and even sped up at times. The PP grades, in particular, gave way quite considerably,... (21.06.2017)
With the monthly overview for May 2017, we are continuing our reports on polymer prices in China, which we had to interrupt in February. While the price reports are in the same proven... (20.06.2017)
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
"Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2017": Ceremony in Madrid / Borealis wins the special category of delivery reliability
INEOS
USD 2 bn expansion of gas-based petchems in Europe/ PDH plant may be built at Antwerp / Cracker capacity at Grangemouth and Rafnes to reach 1m t/y
At this year's EuPC and ANAIP annual meeting held from 1 - 2 June in Madrid / Spain, the Polymers for Europe Alliance presented its "Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe" for... (20.06.2017)
Building on its expanding shale gas franchise, olefins and polyolefins giant Ineos has announced plans for a massive USD 2 bn expansion of gas-based petrochemicals production units in... (19.06.2017)
TURKEY
Plastic thermoforming materials market shrinks 8% to USD 972m despite higher volumes / PET contribution falls 7% to USD 424m
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2017: Sideways tendency predominates with most types / Slight downward trend with PS, more marked with PP
Turkey's plastic thermoforming materials market decreased by 8% to USD 972m last year, despite a 2% rise in sales volumes, according to a new report from the Turkish Plastics... (16.06.2017)
Instead of the feared upward trend on the North American thermoplastic markets, most materials tended downwards in May. The significant increase in stocks held by US PE producers that... (15.06.2017)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks June 2017: Isocyanates still tight / Market could cool noticeably in July / Firm demand unlikely to slacken / Minimal growth for polyols
22.06.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate June 2017: Notations mostly moving horizontally / Pressure on rLDPE prices limited to pure grades / Slight premiums on rPET / No important movements expected for July
22.06.2017
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Downward spiral for polyolefins continuing in June
21.06.2017
CELANESE
Another price hike for VAE emulsions in Europe
21.06.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2017: Feedstocks see general drop except for propylene / Commodity market no less exciting than a rollercoaster ride / Demand normal to weak
20.06.2017
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2017: Sideways tendency predominates with most types / Slight downward trend with PS, more marked with PP / Engineering plastics calmer / Only polyamides continue to gain ground
15.06.2017
ASHLAND
Global price increase for urethane and laminating adhesives
15.06.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2017: Prices follow in the footsteps of the cost changes / Producers notch small margin gains with some LLDPE and PP grades and EVA / All types have potential for price cuts
14.06.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2017: Markdowns for all polymers / Significant reductions for polyolefins / Pronounced price corrections for PS
12.06.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP May 2017: Resins prices follow styrene downward / Demand gradually recovers / Inventory refilling slow / Some glass fibre products also see deterioration
08.06.2017
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