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PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PET: JBF lifts FM in Belgium / BP's PTA facilities delivering again
RAVAGO
Plans to acquire DowDuPont's European insulation material business / Seven "Styrofoam" plants
PIE has been informed that JBF Industries has recently lifted the force majeure on PET produced in Geel / Belgium. However, production volumes have already been sold out until well into... (19.07.2018)
According to reports in the Belgian financial press, Ravago is intending to acquire the European insulation material business of chemical giant DowDuPont. As became clear when... (19.07.2018)
MARINE LITTER
Record quantities of microplastics in Mediterranean Sea / WWF reports massive increase in marine litter through summer tourism
PLASTICS RECYCLING
European and US organisations define “recyclable” / Definition sets four conditions to be applied worldwide
The Mediterranean Sea attracts millions of tourists every summer – and with them come large quantities of litter. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm. A recent report published by the... (19.07.2018)
Plastics recycling organisations in Europe and the US have agreed on a definition of the term “recyclable” in order to provide a consistent metric in efforts towards a circular economy.... (17.07.2018)
WORLD TRADE
Dispute between US and China could escalate / Petrochemicals severely impacted
TOTAL
Investment in Belgian polymer site / Modernisation of PP lines
The trade war between the US and China, which has escalated to the point where punitive tariffs are being levied on goods valued at USD 50 bn, could heat up further. The US government has... (16.07.2018)
The site at Feluy / Belgium is to be made fit for the future. Total has announced an investment of EUR 45m in three new production plants. The first involves upgrading a PP plant, the... (13.07.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate July 2018: Primary product increases roll through secondary market / Large hikes for rPA 6.6 and rPC / Brisk demand continues / Varying trends in August
19.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate July 2018: Prices broadly trending upwards / Rising interest in recyclates usage drives demand / Recycled PET continues to soar / Holiday season to dampen demand in August
18.07.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Summer lull has commenced
17.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend July 2018: Producers aim to pocket fall in reference price / Demand tends downwards / Holiday season casts shadow / Further softening possible
13.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics June 2018: Surge in POM prices / PMMA continues downtrend started in May / PA 6.6 notations remain high on short supply
13.07.2018
A. SCHULMAN
Price hikes for masterbatches in EMEA
12.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics June 2018: Sharp increase in SM price causes PS notations to rise / Low seasonal demand for LDPE, HDPE and LLDPE / Bidding activities of major downstream plants result in falling PET prices
11.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2018: PP takes another massive leap up / Prices of most other standard products stagnate / Polyamide on the move again / Strong upward pressure for PA 6.6 / Producers call for hefty hikes
10.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia June 2018: PET still climbing / Upward pressure continuing overall / Almost double-digit percentage increase in PP pipe grades / Substantial hikes for PS too / No summer lull in sight so far
09.07.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP June 2018: Uneven movement for ortho resins / Minor price hikes / Demand rises ahead of summer holidays / Glass fibre products unchanged
06.07.2018
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