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THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS
Global consumption to expand by 5.5% per year to 2020 / Strong demand from automotive sector
LANXESS
EUR 25m investment for integrated PA complex in Antwerp
Strong automotive demand is continuing to drive growth in the global TPE market, Smithers Rapra says in a new report, titled "The Future of Thermoplastic Elastomers to 2022". Global... (27.04.2017)
German chemical and plastics producer Lanxess is planning to invest around EUR 25m this year for efficiency improvements at its production sites for polyamides and precursors for plastics... (27.04.2017)
EVONIK
Continuous bottlenecks for PMMA moulding compounds / No easing in sight
ITALY
EPS consumption stagnates at low level / Slight shift to packaging materials
Due to a serious global shortage of precursor MMA, Evonik's Performance Materials unit has informed its customers about delivery shortfalls for PMMA moulding compounds. According to... (26.04.2017)
In 2016, the demand for EPS in Italy remained at the previous year's level. According to the Italian EPS association, Associazione Italiana Polistirene Espanso, its members'... (25.04.2017)
PLASTICS RECYCLING UK
New BPF recycling strategy aims to keep material in the UK / Proposals for split plastic packaging recycling targets adjusted for post-Brexit
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate April 2017: Recent price increases across the entire portfolio / Boom in demand
The British Plastics Federation’s recycling group has launched a strategy to encourage the development of the UK plastics recycling industry and keep valuable plastic material in the UK.... (25.04.2017)
The upward movement in recyclate prices continued on into April in the wake of skyrocketing prices in the primary sector. All secondary materials rose by up to EUR 150/t once again. The... (24.04.2017)
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