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FAURECIA
Collaboration with Veolia for sustainable car interior compounds / 30% recycled content to be included from 2025
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Spaceborne observation of waste sites / System said to identify areas for clean-up, improve enforcement of anti-dumping laws
French car-industry supplier Faurecia and compatriot waste management group Veolia have agreed to jointly develop compounds for car interiors that will contain an average of 30% recycled... (20.05.2022)
Australian non-profit organisation Minderoo Foundation has launched Global Plastic Watch, a digital platform it says can map the world’s plastics pollution in near real-time using... (20.05.2022)
LOGISTICS
An absurd result of the Ukraine war: rail transport combined with shipping on inland waterways / Risk of container tsunami if Shanghai reopens
PERSTORP
Swedish speciality chemicals manufacturer to be acquired by Petronas / Deal priced at EUR 2.3 bn
Will war become the new normal after the coronavirus? Following Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, shipping giant Maersk cut its rail connections through Russia on the so-called New Silk Road. As... (19.05.2022)
Petronas Chemicals Group, the petrochemicals arm of Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas, owned by the Government of Malaysia, plans to wholly acquire Swedish speciality chemicals... (18.05.2022)
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate May 2022: Prices for rPA 6, rPOM through the roof / Market swept clean of many types
GLOBAL TRADE
Ukraine war cuts business confidence / Insolvencies to rise over 10%
The market for engineering recyclates in Western Europe developed unevenly. For example, while rABS failed to reflect significantly increased prices for primary material as reduced demand... (18.05.2022)
Business pessimism has risen since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, with more companies bracing for lower sales this year, according to a global survey by trade credit insurer... (17.05.2022)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks May 2022: First markdowns point to development of plateau / Robust demand from construction, Eastern European comfort industry weak / Small price moves expected in June
20.05.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate May 2022: Prices for rPA 6, rPOM through the roof / Market swept clean of many types / Car sector remains weak / Processors have their backs to the wall
18.05.2022
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Weak demand puts downward pressure on prices / Wave of energy costs apparently absorbed
17.05.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate May 2022: Higher prices for all grades / Mostly good demand driven by weak availability of virgin material / June set to bring more cost transfers, partly with margin additions
17.05.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend May 2022: Price reductions dominate the picture / Converters benefit from more storage capacity / Producers come up with special offers / Prices likely to fall further
12.05.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics April 2022: Decrease in prices of most types / Generally low demand / Higher MMA cost and low supply pushed PMMA / Covid-related lockdowns continue to have an impact
12.05.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2022: Reports of significant increases except for polyolefins / Polyamides in particular are picking up / Inflation and rising interest rates are likely to put pressure on demand / Further inflation in May
11.05.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics April 2022: Softer demand pushes prices mostly lower / Continued impact of Covid-19 outbreak / Mixed outlook for May as lockdowns expected to ease
11.05.2022
POLYNT
Price hikes for sheet and bulk moulding compounds
09.05.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP April 2022: Prices still shy of peaks / Demand soft / May moves to range from rollover to slight rises / Glass fibre roving firmer
06.05.2022
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