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INTERVIEW
Seeking harmony and circularity for plastics packaging / Q&A with RecyClass Chairman Paolo Glerean
RAW MATERIALS Q&A
Powerless in the face of force majeure? / What converters need to know if their supplier stops delivering
Making plastic packaging circular – this is the goal of the cross-industry initiative RecyClass developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe, which works to advance plastic packaging... (06.05.2021)
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of force majeure notifications in the European plastics industry has skyrocketed. Scarcely a week passes without raw material... (05.05.2021)
LOGISTICS
Freight rates continue to rise / Container shortages exacerbate price inflation
BASF
Outlook revised higher / Strong end of 2020 continues into Q1
Freight rates keep on moving in one direction: up. According to the latest research by PIE, the price of transporting a 40-foot container from China to Northern Europe is now USD 8,275, a... (05.05.2021)
German chemicals and plastics giant BASF has raised its 2021 financial targets after a strong start to the year on the back of the better-than-expected global economic recovery. The... (04.05.2021)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
WTO's Informal Dialogue group seeks to address plastics trade data gaps / Talks on transparency, international cooperation
BRUJ INTERNATIONAL
Dutch plastics distributor acquired by compatriot trading group NCT / LyondellBasell retains Sasol contracts
Members of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade – launched in 2020 by members of the World Trade Organization – met on 29 March 2021... (03.05.2021)
Without revealing any details about the deal, Dutch plastics trading company NCT Holland has announced the 100% takeover of compatriot distributor Bruj International in April 2021. Both... (03.05.2021)
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