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PVC: Vestolit resumes supply from Marl / Force majeure remains in effect
Processors sceptical about EU targets for recycled materials usage / Quality issues are still main barrier to usage
On 17 January 2019, Vestolit announced that it has restarted its PVC and caustic soda plant at its production site in Marl. It has resumed supply of "all products to the full extent." The... (18.01.2019)
The European plastics processing industry remains sceptical about achieving the EU targets for recyclate usage in new products. Outlined in the EU plastics strategy, the aim is to ensure... (18.01.2019)
Global alliance of 29 companies aims to help manage plastics waste / Commitments totalling over USD 1 bn
Brexit deal suffers heavy defeat / Plastics companies concerned about no deal
A global initiative was launched by 29 companies in London / UK on 16 January 2019 to advance solutions that "reduce and eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the... (17.01.2019)
On 15 January 2019, prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was clearly defeated, with a 230-vote margin. The UK parliament voted 432 to 202 against her plan. May has spent the past... (16.01.2019)
Global production rises to 348m t / Europe defends its position as second-largest producer
Olefins: Fire at Karpatneftekhim's site in Ukraine
Global production – which includes thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, polyurethanes as well as additives, coatings, sealants and PP fibres – rose in 2017 to 348m t, nearly 4% higher... (16.01.2019)
A large fire broke out on 12 January 2019 at Karpatneftekhim's cracker in Kalush in western Ukraine. The fire could be brought under control after about 12 hours. No one was injured,... (16.01.2019)
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