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POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2022: General market weakness pushes most prices down / Only PE, PS, engineering thermoplastics see occasional rollover
RUSSIA
EU sanctions on Moscow's crude oil exports, price cap come into force / Domestic PP demand at record lows
The North American polymer markets presented an exceedingly weak picture in November. Only polyethylene and polystyrene were able to escape the general downward trend, and in the case of... (07.12.2022)
The European Union is trying to hit Russia where it hurts the most – right in the oil and gas revenues. The EU embargo on Russian crude oil took effect on 5 December 2022. Going forward,... (06.12.2022)
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics November 2022: Lower flat-rate energy fees, weak demand put pressure on prices / Only PMMA escapes trend
PACKAGING
EU draft law sets targets for reuse, recycling / Goal is to cut packaging waste
In November, prices of nearly all engineering thermoplastics continued the downward trend of the previous months on the Western European market. The main reasons were the reduction in the... (06.12.2022)
The European Commission has unveiled a draft law to tighten EU packaging and packaging waste legislation with the goal of making all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030. Some of the... (05.12.2022)
PLASTICS AND ENERGY
Germany, Qatar announce LNG deal / Gulf state to supply some 2 mn t/y from 2026
POLYMER PRICES
PET November 2022: Downward trend continues / Precursor products, energy still expensive
After weeks of suspense over the fate of a preliminary agreement on deliveries of liquefied natural gas, Germany and Qatar have agreed on a deal. Starting in 2026, state-owned Qatar... (05.12.2022)
The situation on the European PET market can again only be described as miserable in November 2022. Producer efforts to stabilise the situation were undermined by continued very weak... (02.12.2022)
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POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2022: General market weakness pushes most prices down / Only PE, PS, engineering thermoplastics see occasional rollover / Downward pressure to remain until end of year
07.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP November 2022: Price “atrocities” likely done with / First rebates for resin / Styrene contract lends push / Glass fibre trend may be reversing, too
07.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics November 2022: Lower flat-rate energy fees, weak demand put pressure on prices / Only PMMA escapes trend / More pressure expected in December
06.12.2022
TRINSEO
Price cut for polystyrene
05.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2022: Film, high-end injection grades follow rise in C3 / Basic injection in rollover / Compounds ease / Demand remains weak / More rebates likely
05.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2022: More production cutbacks in Europe as demand from most sectors eases / Cheap imports from Asia add pressure / Situation unlikely to improve in December
05.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics November 2022: Downward trend continues / Producers price in lower energy costs / Major corrections for ABS / Processors only buying essential volumes / Further discounts in December
05.12.2022
INEOS STYROLUTION
Price cut for polystyrene
02.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks November/December 2022
02.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
PET November 2022: Downward trend continues / Precursor products, energy still expensive / Lack of sales pressures producers / Warehouses full / Demand vacillates / No upturn in sight
02.12.2022
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