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COVESTRO
Demand recovers in second half of 2020 / Overall sales decline nearly 14%
POLYURETHANE
Maintenance at BASF and Sadara in March / Tight availability narrowed further
Spurred by strong demand, a better-than-expected fourth quarter wasn’t enough to erase the effects of the pandemic at Germany’s Covestro, with the company reporting 2020 group sales of... (26.02.2021)
The polyurethane landscape in Europe is unlikely to see relief in the next few weeks, even though tolylene diisocyanate has recently shown signs of a turning point. Polyols, on the other... (26.02.2021)
BRASKEM
Polyolefin producer expands production of bio-based ethylene in Brazil / Investment of EUR 50m
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
As You Sow files shareholder proposals with 10 consumer goods giants to reduce plastics use / Call for sustained commitments
Due to the healthy demand for bio-based PE, Braskem has announced its intention to expand production. To this end, the polyolefin producer plans to invest USD 61m in additional capacity... (25.02.2021)
Citing urgent new data on the growing plastics pollution, US environmental pressure group As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 major consumer goods companies and retailers,... (25.02.2021)
COCA-COLA
Beverage behemoth to test paper bottles in Hungary / Cooperation with Alpla and BillerudKorsnäs
ALPA
EUR 250m to be spent for recycling operations / Expansion and international push
US beverage giant Coca Cola said it has selected Europe as the test market for its new prototype paper bottle, with the initial trial set for the second quarter of 2021. The container is... (24.02.2021)
Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla says it intends to invest a yearly average of EUR 50m through 2025 in the further expansion of recycling activities. Above all, the... (24.02.2021)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks February 2021: Notations for MDI and polyols point clearly upward / TDI may have hit its peak / Continued plant outages limit supply
19.02.2021
BASF
Price hike for biodegradable compound
17.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate February 2021: Major increases predominate / Base material mostly tight and expensive / Higher prices expected in March 2021 as well / No easing of the situation with PA 6.6 recyclate
16.02.2021
SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Steep rise for polyethylene / Polypropylene also faces a big leap
16.02.2021
COMPOSITES
AOC, Interplastic and Polynt to raise prices for polyester and vinyl ester resins
16.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate February 2021: Prices continue to rise across the board / Support from poorly available and more expensive virgin materials / Demand growing / Recyclers announce further premiums
15.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend February 2021: Polyolefin notations again see sharp upward movement / Massive bottlenecks drive prices / PVC also sees further rises / Only moderate increases for PS and EPS
12.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2021: Unceasing upward movement in all segments / Rising feedstock prices and supply bottlenecks reinforce the trend / Slight easing of the situation expected in February
10.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics January 2021: Prices retreat broadly due to upcoming holidays / Weak demand / Most prices seen moving sideways in February
10.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics January 2021: Prices fall broadly amid good supply and weak demand / Only PET higher / Converters scale down output ahead of holidays / Further weakness expected
09.02.2021
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