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RECYCLING
Major firms join "HolyGrail 2.0" project to evaluate digital watermarks for plastic packaging
TRADE FAIRS
Sign-up open for “NPE 2021” plastics show in Orlando / Dates set for Russia's “interplastica 2021”
More than 85 companies and organisations are assessing the viability of digital watermarks for plastics to improve sorting and recycling rates in the EU, according to the European Brands... (18.09.2020)
The Plastics Industry Association has announced the opening of attendee registration for the triennial US plastics show “NPE”, the industry’s largest trade fair in the Americas. NPE 2021... (17.09.2020)
SHELL
Eight new cracker furnaces for Moerdijk / Plans to cut carbon emissions by 10%
AUSTRIA
Climate action minister unveils three-point plan for plastics waste / Proposal includes rising refill rates and deposit model for single-use bottles
In line with plans to reduce 10% of annual greenhouse gas emissions from its petrochemicals complex in Moerdijk / The Netherlands by 2025, Shell is replacing 16 older cracker furnaces... (17.09.2020)
Austria currently generates some 900,000 t of plastics waste a year, and according to estimates from Austria’s federal environment agency, this could rise to 1m t by 2021. That is the year... (16.09.2020)
EVENTS
Coronavirus sparks postponements of further plastic events in Europe
PLASTICS MACHINERY USA
Second quarter shipments show uptick / 46.5% of US exports to USMCA partners
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the rescheduling of a number of European plastics industry events. Organisers of the annual “Plastics Recycling Show Europe” have announced... (16.09.2020)
The value of primary plastics machinery shipments in North America increased in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of the year, according to data compiled by the... (16.09.2020)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate September 2020: Supply and demand equally low / Low-priced new material continues to exert pressure / Minor impetus from reduction in value-added tax
18.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate September 2020: Most prices move sideways / Only occasional slight discounts / Demand often below expectations / Prices remain largely stable in the coming weeks
17.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2020: Season's first hurricane triggers pronounced hikes for polyolefins and PVC / Engineering plastics predominantly firmer / Restart of polymer production will determine September prices
15.09.2020
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations mainly trending sideways or down
15.09.2020
INEOS STYROLUTION
Price hike for speciality ASA and ABS
15.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend September 2020: No change with polyolefin prices / Demand below expectations / PVC producers benefit from tight availability / Weak rollover with PS and EPS
14.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics August 2020: Most prices rise amid low supply and reviving demand / Several PVC plants set to come onstream / Mixed outlook for September
10.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Russia August 2020: Polyethylene availability very low / Simultaneous outages and maintenance on plants at four producers / Notations set to continue upward trend in September
10.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics August 2020: Prices broadly higher amid recovering demand and lower inventory levels / Scarce import volumes / September demand seen at normal levels
09.09.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GPR August 2020: July firming leaves few traces / Little momentum overall / Glass fibre products also mostly stable
07.09.2020
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