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BOREALIS
Strong Q2 showing despite forecast sales and earnings slip / Borouge expansion complete
MEXICO
Plastics industry on growth course / Billions invested in booming automotive and aviation industries
Despite a 12% decline in net profit to EUR 309m in Q2 2016 – in line with an earlier forecast – global polyolefins group Borealis said the quarter was its second strongest after the... (26.08.2016)
Thanks to the existence of numerous free trade agreements, including with fellow NAFTA members and the European Union, Mexico has become an important trade hub for both regions. The... (25.08.2016)
LOGOPLASTE
US investor Carlyle Group acquires 50% stake in Portuguese rigid plastic packaging producer / Money to go towards future investment plans
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks August 2016: TDI still volatile despite lower input costs / Only slight rise for MDI
Logoplaste has entered into a partnership agreement with investor The Carlyle Group, under the terms of which the latter will acquire a 50% stake in the rigid plastic packaging producer.... (25.08.2016)
Amid seasonally weaker demand, MDI saw moderate hikes, and polyols rolled over, but TDI remained extremely tight. Although the price of feedstock toluene continues to decline – the last... (24.08.2016)
FRANCE
Recycling specialist Eco-Emballages supports construction of new sorting centres / Raising rates of industrial reuse
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Incremental gains for LDPE, LLDPE and PP homo give way to uptrend in mid-August / PP copo and HDPE injection moulding also pointing up following earlier decline
French recycling organisation Eco-Emballages plans to contribute EUR 25m to the construction of nine additional packaging waste sorting centres in the country. Three of the hubs are... (24.08.2016)
In the three weeks beginning in mid-July and up until the second week of August, it was rather calm where spot market notations for PP homo, LLDPE film and LDPE film were concerned, with a... (23.08.2016)
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TRONOX
Global price increase for titanium dioxide
26.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks August 2016: TDI still volatile despite lower input costs / Only slight rise for MDI / Rollover for polyols / Summer holidays dampen demand
24.08.2016
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Incremental gains for LDPE, LLDPE and PP homo give way to uptrend in mid-August / PP copo and HDPE injection moulding also pointing up following earlier decline
23.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2016: Virgin material surplus rings in landslide in secondary market notations / Polyamides and polycarbonate strongest affected / Despite signs of stabilisation, minor tremors still possible
22.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2016: Falling primary prices take notations down / Demand dampened by summer holidays / Stabilisation appears to set in / Cost of some secondary materials likely to rise again
19.08.2016
CELANESE
LDPE price increase in the Americas
18.08.2016
HUNTSMAN
Global price hike for titanium dioxide
17.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2016: Market situation begins to stabilise / PE cost decline passed on / PP slightly weaker / Tough struggles over PVC price cuts / All calm on the styrenics front
12.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2016: Following initial rise, cost of imported feedstocks weakens / ABS, PC, PA and PMMA point up, while other grades decline / Seasonally low demand for PA, POM, PBT / Outlook for August similar
10.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2016: Ethylene and styrene import quotes drop / Propylene firm / Demand satisfactory / Aside from PE and PET, all grades point up / Imported polymer notations also rise / Little change expected in August
08.08.2016
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