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MANAGEMENT
More Asia-Pacific businesses taking a strategic approach to credit management / Total value of B2B sales on credit rise to 55.5% from 48.1% last year
LOGISTICS
Low water levels along Germany's rivers spreading / German minister of transport presents measures to improve navigability of Rhine
A growing number of Asia-Pacific companies are taking a more strategic approach to credit management as they increasingly use trade credit in response to the current challenging... (15.07.2019)
After continuing sparse precipitation, the shallow water on Germany’s rivers has worsened at the start of July 2019, leading to restrictive passage for deep draught transport vessels. If... (15.07.2019)
FRANCE
Draft law puts waste collection in focus / Elipso sees need for more sorting plants and EPR for industrial packaging
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
YouGov's survey reveals small UK companies have been left behind in battle to cut out disposable plastics / SMEs need support, says litter campaign group
On 10 July 2019, the French government presented an anti-waste draft law as previously announced. The proposed circular economy bill was put forward by Brune Poirson, who is secretary of... (12.07.2019)
Small- and medium-sized enterprises in the UK are not doing enough to reduce their usage of single-use plastic products, claims new research. While campaigns to cut the use of disposable... (12.07.2019)
BASF
EBIT profit in 2019 estimated to contract / Q2 sales down
INEOS STYROLUTION
Several collaborations on European chemical recycling projects for PS / Partners include Indaver, Müller, Trinseo and Agilyx
BASF issued a profit warning for its second quarter and full-year 2019 financial results, citing weaker business developments and trade conflicts that have led to a slowdown in global... (11.07.2019)
Ineos Styrolution has announced multiple collaborations that are centred on advancing the chemical recycling of polystyrene. The first partnership is with Belgian waste management company... (11.07.2019)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin trade prices plunge sharply
16.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend July 2019: Price cuts dominate picture / Cost reductions point the way downwards / Demand still too weak for trend turnaround / Holiday season about to start in Southern Europe
12.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics June 2019: Prices keep downtrending / Inventory levels remain high / Subdued demand overall / Trade conflict with US puts small dent in imported POM supply
12.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics June 2019: Prices continue to decrease / Inventory levels remain high / Weak demand dominates / July could see more of the same
11.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2019: Trade wars and weak automotive and construction segments bring widespread price cuts and rollovers / Only PVC sees an increase / Engineering thermoplastics expected to be weaker in July
10.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia June 2019: Demand still sluggish / Slump in prices / PVC driven solely by demand from construction sector / Stabilisation the target for July
09.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP June 2019: Resins slip slightly / Demand below expectations / More pronounced downturn seen for July / Glass fibre with minimal movement
05.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics June 2019: Majority of prices on the decline / Weak automotive demand puts more pressure on notations / Downtrend likely to continue in July
04.07.2019
TRINSEO
Lower price for polystyrene in Europe
03.07.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics June 2019: Notations plummet by three digits / Price correction after SM crash / Market characterised by oversupply and weak demand / Discounts expected in July
03.07.2019
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