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COVERIS
US packaging maker's net loss widens / Sales dip on flexible plastics
OLEFIN MARKETS
Ethylene and propylene defy reductions for naphtha / Shift in raw materials base to gases being felt
Coveris widened its net loss last year to USD 112.6m from USD 63.4m the year earlier as sales eased 3.3% to USD 2.5 bn, hit by lower volumes in its UK and Europe Flexible segment... (28.03.2017)
The price of petrochemical intermediates from refineries would appear to be under somewhat less pressure again at the moment, but the isolated price corrections that have come about are at... (27.03.2017)
GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Butadiene shows first signs of easing / Styrene seems to have peaked
DANONE / NESTLE
More sustainable route to PET / Cooperation with California start-up in the "NaturALL Bottle Alliance"
The enormous wave of rising costs that has hit polymer production lines around the world this spring, most of which originated in the petrochemical markets of Asia, has not yet fully... (24.03.2017)
For their contribution toward making plastic water bottles more sustainable, two France-based industry giants, Danone and Nestlé Waters, the water division of the Swiss-based Nestlé... (24.03.2017)
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks March 2017: Isocyanates and polyols in upwind / Prices shoot past February level
PLASTICS MACHINERY ITALY
Production reaches EUR 4.2 bn in 2016 / Record foreign trade
The price dip for polyurethane feedstocks in February was short-lived, and March saw an across-the-board upswing. For the first time in a while, the two MDI grades covered in this report... (23.03.2017)
The Italian trade association Assocomaplast has published its 2016 figures analysis, which incorporates foreign trade data from the Italian National Institute of Statistics. Production... (23.03.2017)
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