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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
European life cycle analysis finds LDPE bag beats alternatives on environmental impact / EuPC welcomes recommendations
EUROPEAN RECYCLING
Trade group: costly energy threatens viability of recyclers / Government help needed to stop shutdowns
A single-use plastic carrier bag has been found to have the lowest environmental impact from a one-time shopping trip than alternatives made from cotton, jute or polyester, a European... (26.09.2022)
Major increases in energy prices are consuming the profits of European recyclers, and “many companies will close” without intervention by the European Commission and EU member state... (23.09.2022)
LOGISTICS
Increasing consolidation of global transport groups / Rhine water levels rise
ENERGY COSTS
Natural gas price skyrockets / Crude demand falls
If competition authorities play along, Germany’s largest shipping company Hapag-Lloyd will soon acquire nearly half of one of the leading Italian logistics players, Spinelli Group. The... (22.09.2022)
The cost of natural gas in August on the world’s markets spiked nearly 41% in just a month, which fuelled a 12.2% growth in the energy raw materials index calculated by Germany’s Hamburg... (22.09.2022)
PETROCHEMICALS
Trade and market disruptions worsen / Increase in PE, PP capacities
EUROPEAN PROCESSING
EuPC says rising prices could stop production / Supply of packaged goods at risk
The outlook for the petrochemicals industry in 2022 has deteriorated markedly following a resilient year in 2021 that nevertheless saw several disruptions. Those disruptions, which... (22.09.2022)
The industry association European Plastics Converters has cautioned that companies making plastic products may need to shut down due to higher costs for energy and wages, and that the... (21.09.2022)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks September 2022: Catastrophic month for flexible foam / TDI supply heavily thinned / Demand remains weak / Widely firmer price trends in October
22.09.2022
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Quotations again down sharply / Economic concerns pressure demand
20.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate September 2022: More tough negotiations likely in October / Demand still poor to non-existent / Base material increasingly rare, expensive / Threats of plant shutdowns
20.09.2022
DOMO CHEMICALS
Price increase for polyamides in Europe
19.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate September 2022: All prices now declining / High energy costs not transferred / First recyclers react with plant shutdowns / Further discounts likely
19.09.2022
RÖHM
Higher prices for PMMA moulding compounds
15.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics August 2022: Prices largely lower / Demand worse than expected / Feedstock price drop / Power Shortages / September seen mixed
14.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2022: Polymer prices plummet / Trend turnaround for PS, PA 6 / Falling feedstock costs, weak market base to push prices lower
14.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend September 2022: Polyolefin prices fall even further / Styrenics plunge again / Demand continues weak despite end of holiday season / Heated discussions over energy cost surcharges
13.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics August 2022: Prices broadly lower except for PET / Overall demand is low as temperatures soar / Government releases stimulus policies / Mixed outlook for September
13.09.2022
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