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In the Spotlight
Exclusive “Medical Plastics” conference as part of Chinaplas 2016
SEB
Using recycled plastics in small E&E devices / Collaboration with Veolia and Eco Systèmes
EVONIK
Shanghai-based “Rohacell” foam core production plant starts up
Small electronic device producer SEB has set up a circular model for the recycling of plastics sourced from E&E waste, as part of a cooperative effort with French WEEE guarantor Eco... (12.02.2016)
Evonik in late January started up its first “Rohacell” polymethacrylimide structural foam plant in Asia, located in Shanghai / China. Although the 1,200 m2 facility took only nine months... (11.02.2016)
THE BODY SHOP
Collaboration with Newlight Technologies on “AirCarbon” methane-based biopackaging
PLASTIC PACKAGING INDIA
Market to grow by 18% per year to 2020 / Growth in end-user industries drives demand
The Body Shop has teamed up with sustainable materials company Newlight Technologies in an R&D partnership aimed at introducing the latter’s “AirCarbon” biomaterial in The Body... (11.02.2016)
India’s plastic packaging market is forecast to grow by an average of 18% per year over the next five years, reaching USD 72 bn in 2020, according to a new report compiled by the... (10.02.2016)
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2016: Butadiene and styrene rise while other feedstocks point down / Polymer prices firm
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
New study points to ways of “triggering a revolution” in the plastics industrial ecosystem / Strategies for improving material flow, recycling and reuse
While feedstock costs danced to their own particular tune, both ABS and PC prices succeeded at turning the tide in January, rising for the first time in months. PA took the opposite route,... (10.02.2016)
The authors of a new study by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics”, say they would like nothing less... (09.02.2016)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend February 2016: Most cost reductions factored in / Declines for PVC somewhat more restrained / Battles over additional price cuts will characterise the rest of the month
12.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2016: Butadiene and styrene rise while other feedstocks point down / Polymer prices firm / ABS and PC rise slightly / Consumption in line with expectations / Processors gearing down for Chinese New Year holidays
10.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2016: PE continues to slide / PP proceeds to climb / PVC and PS stuck / Engineering thermoplastics pointing down
05.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
GRP/Composites January 2016: Ortho resins give way again slightly / Glass fibre pointing up / Direct roving sees the greatest upward momentum / Delivery times appear to be lengthening
05.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics January 2016: Notations remain comparatively weak / Hopes for slide at the beginning of the new year quashed / Many quarterly agreements still being negotiated / Ongoing downtrend
04.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics January 2016: C2 and C3 point down, while styrene rises / Polymers mostly firm / Local producers manage to lift some notations slightly ahead of Chinese New Year holidays / Imports trending up / Demand normal for the season
04.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Russia January 2016: Notations mostly roll over amid little activity / Volatile exchange rate drives up PVC and PET / Respective trends expected to continue into February / PS catching its breath before renewed uptrend?
04.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene January 2016: Declines exceed the cost reduction / Market moves towards surplus / Imports pressure / Notations likely to slide further in February
03.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene January 2016: Prices fall faster as the month progresses / Inventories swell as buyers hold back / Propylene at near-record low / Downward trend will continue in February
03.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
HDPE Pipe 80 and 100: Introducing new ranges
03.02.2016
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