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WORLD TRADE
China makes concessions ahead of trade talks with US / 16 products freed from tariffs
PETROCHINA
Construction of ethane cracker in Shaanxi province begins / Downstream PE totalling 800,000 t/y
Before the new round of trade talks scheduled for early October, China announced it would make concessions towards the US in the trade war between the two economies. The Chinese ministry... (13.09.2019)
State-owned petrochemical giant China National Petroleum, also called PetroChina, has announced that it has commenced the construction of an 800,000 t/y ethane cracker in Yulin, Shaanxi /... (13.09.2019)
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics August 2019: Most polymer notations decrease / Low demand and abundant supply
BOREALIS
Groundbreaking for 750,000 t/y propylene facility in Belgium
End-use demand in China shrunk significantly with the slowing economy and escalating US-China trade dispute – see PIEWeb of 28.08.2019. Most prices of standard thermoplastics declined for... (12.09.2019)
Borealis has held its groundbreaking for a propane dehydrogenation plant in Kallo / Belgium – see PIEWeb of 13.03.2019. Located at Borealis’ existing production site there, the new... (12.09.2019)
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
German environment ministry considers ban / Plastic packaging industry association sharply criticises “symbolic policy”
PLASTICS RECYCLING SPAIN
Strong growth in recycling rate of post-consumer packaging in 2018 / Total of almost 572,000 t
Germany’s plastic packaging industry association Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen is sharply criticising the considerations and concepts of the German ministry for the... (11.09.2019)
Spanish plastics recycling organisation Cicloplast has released figures showing that Spain is continuing on a strong growth trend for recycling post-consumer plastic packaging, which... (10.09.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend September 2019: Reductions move PE and PVC prices towards cost target / PP producers improve their margins / Styrenics follow SM reference upwards
12.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics August 2019: Most polymer notations decrease / Low demand and abundant supply / Negative impacts of unfavourable foreign exchange and US-China trade war
12.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2019: Prices move sideways or downwards / Trade conflict and economic slump dampen demand / Export business limping along / No increases expected for September
10.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics August 2019: PC and PMMA prices rise / ABS, PA 6, PA 6.6 and PBT notations head downwards / Negative impacts from unfavourable foreign exchange rates
09.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP August 2019: Resins lose ground despite SM rise / Steep slide for feedstocks / Upswing possible next month / Glass fibre unchanged
06.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia August 2019: Polyolefins firmer in roubles / PET falling / Rollovers across the board in September
06.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics August 2019: Rollover domination a surprise / Market dead as a doornail / Transactions almost non-existent / Business expected to pick up in September / Heavy price pressure prevails
05.09.2019
UPDATE - TRINSEO
Hefty price hike for styrenics in Europe
04.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics August 2019: Prices trend moderately upward / SM cost increase mostly passed on partially / Weak demand during peak holiday season / Further hikes in September
04.09.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene August 2019: Weak rollovers dominate despite small cost hike / Business a bit livelier but still slow / Lower ethylene reference for September points to price cuts
04.09.2019
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