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PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
MDI: BorsodChem declares force majeure on deliveries from Hungary
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PET: JBF disconnects plant in Belgium / Liquidity problems
Effective 14 August 2017, Wanhua Chemical's Hungarian subsidiary BorsodChem has declared force majeure on deliveries of all MDI, chlorine and caustic soda products from its site in... (17.08.2017)
PET producer JBF Industries has shut down its production facility in Geel / Belgium due to liquidity problems. In communication issued to customers on 7 August 2017, the company stated... (17.08.2017)
GABRIEL-CHEMIE
New EUR 3.7m masterbatch hub in Russia planned / Strong regional demand
LEGO
Change of management after eight months / Christiansen to become CEO of the toy company in October
In response to increasing demand from customers in Russia and the neighbouring countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus, Austrian masterbatch producer Gabriel-Chemie is enhancing... (17.08.2017)
The Lego Group has announced that Niels B. Christiansen will replace Bali Padda as CEO on 1 October 2017. Padda will act as a "special adviser" for holding company the Lego Brand Group.... (17.08.2017)
AUTOMOTIVE FILM MARKET
Global demand driven by expanding car production / Consumers prefer protective wraps and greater comfort
PLASTICS APPLICATIONS
Security printing market set for growth / Polymer banknotes gain credibility
An expanding car industry and rising demand for protective wraps will drive growth in the global automotive film market over the next four years, according to a new report by Grand View... (16.08.2017)
The global security printing market is set to grow from USD 22.9 bn in 2012 to USD 34.3 bn in 2022, according to a report from Smithers Pira, titled “The Future of Global Security to... (15.08.2017)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2017: Holiday period dampens demand / Deductions on rLDPE and rPS / rPP mostly stable / Premiums on clear rPET grades / Only moderate change expected in September
18.08.2017
INTERPLASTIC
Global price increases for gel coats and colourants
16.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2017: Summer slump prevails despite slight upward trend in some niche markets / No significant movements expected for this month
14.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2017: PVC, PS and PET prices went up / Support from rising futures and raw material costs
14.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2017: Polyolefins stable to firm / PVC weaker / PS follows feedstocks down / Engineering thermoplastics face mounting downward pressure
10.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2017: Traditional off-season / Ship collision incident at China Resources Logistics' terminal led to rise in the upstream price / Domestic quotes went up
09.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2017: Situation calming down / More expensive imports stabilise domestic notations
08.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP July 2017: Ortho resins crumble farther / More downward movement likely / Hikes sought by roving manufacturers have no impact yet
07.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics July 2017: Declining demand removes much of the pressure from possible price hikes / Rollovers dominate the picture / PMMA shoots up and is the exception / Summer lull will hit home in August
04.08.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene July 2017: Prices follow reference / Producers stop margin erosion / Bottoming-out lures buyers / August may see stability / Compounder bucks consensus
03.08.2017
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