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WORLD TRADE
Trade war leads to plummeting US polymer exports to China / Imports to Europe continue to grow
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Fluoropolymer intermediate PFOA added to Stockholm Convention POP list / Non-member US is pursuing action independently
The US chemical and plastics industry is already suffering from the consequences of the trade dispute with China. An intensification of the dispute could cost thousands of jobs, warns the... (24.05.2019)
A UN conference held from 29 April to 10 May 2019 in Geneva / Switzerland unanimously voted to add perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and related compounds to the list of substances to be... (24.05.2019)
CHINA
Plans to add major new PP capacities in the next two years / Significant reduction of import dependency expected
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
Formal adoption of single-use plastics directive by European Council
China’s polypropylene production capacity is projected to increase more than 7.5m t/y from 2019 to 2020, which is a significant addition to the country's current total capacity of... (23.05.2019)
On 21 May 2019, the European Council formally adopted a directive that will ban certain single-use plastic items. The adoption of the new rules is the final step in the procedure. Many... (23.05.2019)
CHINAPLAS
Start of Asia's largest plastics trade fair / More than 3,600 exhibitors in Guangzhou
EDITORIAL
The participants at the “European Youth Debating Competition” are well ahead of some adults
"Chinaplas" has opened its gates. Around 3,615 exhibitors are presenting their machinery, raw materials and services at what is the largest plastics trade show in Asia and the world's... (22.05.2019)
What could a future with plastics and petrochemicals look like? This was the question posed by the organisers of the German final of the “European Youth Debating Competition”, namely... (22.05.2019)
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