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ARMACELL
Shortage of raw materials worries insulation manufacturer / Next price increase on the horizon?
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
ABS: Ineos Styrolution declares force majeure for production in Belgium / Serious consequences for the drastically undersupplied ABS market
Citing a worsening shortage of raw materials, insulation manufacturer Armacell is playing offense: raw material and operating costs have “risen dramatically” in the past few months, the... (03.08.2021)
More grim news for the ABS market, which has already been chronically undersupplied for months: Ineos Styrolution has declared force majeure for deliveries of its “Terluran” standard ABS... (02.08.2021)
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Global growth seen at 17% a year to 2026 / Large-scale production increasing
PLASTICS ECONOMY
PIE Readers Survey: Largely optimistic mood despite supply crisis and pandemic issues in Europe / Cautious willingness to invest, outlook good for staffing
The global additives manufacturing market is forecast to grow some 17% each year between 2020 and 2026 as the technology shifts from prototyping to mass production of parts and... (02.08.2021)
The mood across all plastics industry sectors and European regions seems to be rather optimistic, even if the global supply-chain crisis and pandemic-related problems are impeding business... (30.07.2021)
LOGISTICS
Floods have Europe firmly in their grip / Freight rates get a little breather
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Electromobility promises suppliers more added value / A material shift when the engine compartment cools?
The floods in Europe have large parts of the continent firmly in their grip. Human suffering is immeasurable, and logistics have been affected immensely, especially in Belgium and Germany.... (29.07.2021)
According to targets of some car manufacturers, no more vehicle combustion engines will be sold from 2030. That’s only nine years away. In its latest paper, “Fit for 55”, the European... (29.07.2021)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
PVC July 2021: Prices going further up / Hopes of an improved supply situation dashed / More hikes foreseeable in August
03.08.2021
POLYMER PRICES
PET July 2021: Only slight corrections to pricing / Rising petrochemical costs keep reductions in check / Demand still below expectations / Upward price pressure set for clear increase in August
03.08.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: July/August 2021
03.08.2021
INDUSTRIAL CARBON BLACK
Price hikes at Cabot and Orion in August
27.07.2021
KRONOS
Significant price hike for titanium dioxide / Other producers set to follow suit
26.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks July 2021: Renewed scarcity due to force majeure / Situation still characterised by price declines / Comfort segment continues to languish
22.07.2021
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Downward trend continues / Pronounced reductions for polyethylene grades
20.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate July 2021: Unabated high demand drives prices / Aggregates also in short supply / Processors' summer break cancelled this year / Further premiums likely
20.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate July 2021: Upward momentum cools significantly / Several grades peak / Only rPET rises again / August prices likely to increase slightly or remain stable
19.07.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics June 2021: Prices mostly lower amid weak demand / Converters suffer power shortages, limited chip availability / Further declines expected in July
14.07.2021
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