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POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2021: Mammoth price increases dominate the picture / Converters despair over record costs
LYONDELLBASELL
Olefins, polyolefins provide Q1 sales and profit surge / Company expects to operate close to full capacity to meet robust demand
Turbulence still commands the North America polymer markets. With the exception of polypropylene, prices are shooting up ever faster. Especially buyers of styrenics and polyamides were... (07.05.2021)
Improving demand and margins driven by the recovering global economy boosted LyondellBasell’s first-quarter results, with sales rising 21% to USD 9.08 bn and net income more than... (07.05.2021)
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PVC: Vynova declares force majeure / Disruption with VCM
INTERVIEW
Seeking harmony and circularity for plastics packaging / Q&A with RecyClass Chairman Paolo Glerean
Due to a “safety issue” at one of the two vinyl chloride operated by Vynova’s in Tessenderlo, the company has declared force majeure on PVC. In response to a PIE query, a company... (06.05.2021)
Making plastic packaging circular – this is the goal of the cross-industry initiative RecyClass developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe, which works to advance plastic packaging... (06.05.2021)
RAW MATERIALS Q&A
Powerless in the face of force majeure? / What converters need to know if their supplier stops delivering
LOGISTICS
Freight rates continue to rise / Container shortages exacerbate price inflation
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of force majeure notifications in the European plastics industry has skyrocketed. Scarcely a week passes without raw material... (05.05.2021)
Freight rates keep on moving in one direction: up. According to the latest research by PIE, the price of transporting a 40-foot container from China to Northern Europe is now USD 8,275, a... (05.05.2021)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
EMS
Price hikes for PA base polymers, compounds
16:21
DUPONT
Price increase for most engineering compounds / Worldwide force majeure ongoing
11:58
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2021: Mammoth price increases dominate the picture / Converters despair over record costs / Benzene price explodes / High costs and low inventories point to new record demands for May
07.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP April 2021: Resins rise to new heights / Glass-fibre products somewhat higher / Automotive weakness curbs orders / Precursor bottlenecks could drive prices further
07.05.2021
BASF
Major price hike for “ecovio” bio-compounds in Europe / Worldwide raw material bottlenecks
07.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics April 2021: More triple-digit hikes as demand remains vibrant / Many shops struggle to secure material / Another twist of the price screw inevitable
06.05.2021
STYRENICS
Trinseo and Ineos Styrolution announce price hikes
06.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene April 2021: Supply situation assumes dramatic proportions / Demand generally strong / Some end-markets face bottlenecks / Virtually no imports again in May / Wave of price increases to continue unabated
05.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene April 2021: Notations rise even more steeply / Records set again / Severe bottlenecks worsen / Price rally to continue in May
05.05.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics April 2021: New round of massive premiums / Fresh highs for PS, EPS and ABS / Supply bottlenecks could worsen in May / Less upwards price pressure from precursors
05.05.2021
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