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BOREALIS
Initiative to fight marine litter / Aim to improve waste management in Southeast Asia
BASF
Force majeure declared on "ecoflex" and "ecovio" bioplastics deliveries from Ludwigshafen / No health risks expected
Borealis is planning to launch a project worth EUR 4m, together with its partners, in order to improve waste management in Southeast Asia – and reduce marine litter. The plastics producer... (19.10.2017)
On 13 October 2017, BASF detected a "technical defect" in its plant that produces "ecoflex" and "ecovio" bioplastics at its site in Ludwigshafen. The plant has been shut down in order to... (18.10.2017)
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins prices losing their upward momentum
KRONES
Bottling machinery specialist builds first plant in Hungary / Total investments of EUR 200m in five years
The renewed upswing in European spot prices for polyolefins, since notations reached their lowest point of the year in early summer, has clearly lost momentum over the past few weeks.... (18.10.2017)
Krones will open a new production facility in Hungary's second largest city, Debrecen, in early 2019. This is its first plant in southeastern Europe, the packaging and bottling... (18.10.2017)
FAKUMA
Plastics trade fair opens its doors in Germany
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate October 2017: Hardly any price movements / Rollovers dominating
"Welcome to Friedrichshafen!" is being heard once again. The 25th "Fakuma" trade fair opens its doors this morning in Friedrichshafen / Germany. Around 1,880 exhibitors from 37 nations –... (17.10.2017)
Recyclate notations showed little change in the weeks until mid-October. Clear grades of recycled PET were the only ones to move slightly upwards. All other recyclate grades were dominated... (17.10.2017)
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