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ENGRO POLYMER
PVC expansion in Pakistan about to go into operation / Plans for PDH-PP unit updated
CHINAPLAS
First in-person trade fair in 2021 since Covid-19 / Number of international visitors remains thin
The most recent expansion of Engro Polymer and Chemicals in Port Qasim / Pakistan, is about to go into operation, according to the company. EPCL, 56% of which is owned by Engro Corp, with... (16.04.2021)
Many well-known exhibitors, only a few international visitors – this is the first preliminary summary of this year’s “Chinaplas”, which opened its doors on 13 April 2021 in the Chinese... (16.04.2021)
LOGISTICS
Situation on the container freight market remains tense / High costs and delays still prevalent
SABIC
Material from recovered, ocean-bound PET
The global market for logistics and goods traffic is still very much out of sync: according to PIE’s research, freight costs for 40-foot containers from China to northern Europe have... (15.04.2021)
Saudi petrochemicals and plastics giant Sabic launched a recycled material comprising a minimum 10% recycled ocean-bound PET blended with polycarbonate. The “Xenoy” PC/PET compound is... (15.04.2021)
TURKEY
Pagev says Turkish processors should halt virgin resin buys until June / Group says Chinese converters following suit
INDIA
Plans for phased ban on SUPs in 2022 / PE bag thickness to increase
Turkish plastics industry association Pagev has called on members to stop buying virgin resin and turn to recyclate if needed, ahead of planned capacity increases for raw materials... (14.04.2021)
Yet again, the Indian government is contemplating prohibiting the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastics to tackle widely spread plastics waste... (14.04.2021)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend April 2021: Extremely tight market drives prices massively up yet again / New record levels in the offing / Prospect of situation easing only with styrenics
16.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics March 2021: Prices broadly higher amid tight supply / Feedstock costs mixed / Buyers expect supply to stabilise in April as most grades move sideways
13.04.2021
UPDATE - COMPOSITES
Producers plan further price increases for resin products
12.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics March 2021: Global supply hiccups push prices higher across the board / Demand normal to high / April likely to see further increases amid market tightness
12.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2021: Prices race from one high to the next / Shortage of material leads to stoppages in processing / Slight easing of the situation with PP / Further increases on the cards for April
09.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP March 2021: Notations for resins and glass fibre rise / Further upswing likely in April / Strategic buying keeps demand stable
09.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics March 2021: Shortage of cable, pipe and headlamps for end-users / Major triple-digit increases / Producers unable to meet demand / US facilities provide glimmer of hope
08.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Russia March 2021: Notations at an all-time high / Polystyrene top of the list / Clearly felt bottlenecks set to fuel the upward trend in April
08.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene March 2021: Hefty triple-digit increases / Shortage in Europe expected to continue / US converters siphon off much of available material / Demand to remain strong
07.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene March 2021: Notations surge / Tight supply decouples prices from C3 / More hikes inevitable in April
07.04.2021
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