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CHEMICAL RECYCLING
Two major French PET reclaim projects announced / Eastman to invest up to USD 1 bn
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks January 2022: Widespread rollovers / Weak demand takes the wind out of the sails of any surcharge wishes
The recruitment of foreign investors as part of January’s “Choose France” summit at President Emmanuel Macron’s official residence, the Élysée Palace in Paris, has already paid off, with... (21.01.2022)
At the beginning of the year, prices remained at the previous month’s level. Almost everywhere, negotiating partners agreed to rollovers quickly and without many discussions. Only PU MDI... (21.01.2022)
LOGISTICS
Industry continues to suffer from lack of containers, port congestions / Fear of Ukraine war sends containers from rail to sea
BASF
More European capacity for HMD and PA 6.6 / Chemicals and plastics giant solidifies PA market position after Solvay deal
All quiet on the Western front... and on the Eastern front too – in terms of container shipping, of course. The industry continues to suffer from the lack of transport boxes, congestion... (20.01.2022)
With the global polyamide market booming and growing tighter, the industry’s heavyweights are seizing the opportunity to cash in on the growth. In the second announcement of expansion... (20.01.2022)
BOREALIS
Strategic partnership with German Reclay to recycle packaging waste
PLASTICS AND CLIMATE
Industry group BPF calls on UK processors to join climate change agreements / Major savings possible
German waste management service provider Reclay Group plans to supply plastic packaging waste to polyolefin producer Borealis, which intends to use the refuse to produce recyclates for... (19.01.2022)
The British Plastics Federation has urged UK-based plastics processors not yet signed up for the government’s climate change agreement scheme to do so before the current application... (18.01.2022)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks January 2022: Widespread rollovers / Weak demand takes the wind out of the sails of any surcharge wishes / Processors build up stocks / Factoring in energy costs may be an issue in February
21.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate January 2022: Marked differences in addition of higher energy costs / Recyclers take advantage of all increases in demand / Further discussions expected
20.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate January 2022: Premiums only for rPET / Discounts for some rPE grades, rollovers otherwise / More production scrap due to lower exports / New attempts to price in energy, logistics costs
19.01.2022
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trade activity very low at turn of year / PE grades firmer / Varied development for PP
18.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend January 2022: Only styrenics see significant premiums / Polyolefins mostly roll over / Low demand slows energy cost pass-through
14.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics December 2021: Prices broadly lower amid weak demand and higher domestic operation rates / Only POM stable / January to be weaker
12.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2021: Rollovers reign / Further reductions for polyolefins / Shortages of compounds expected to lead to January hikes for engineering thermoplastics
12.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Russia December 2021: Prices of standard thermoplastics decline / Only PVC, PET dearer / Trends set to continue over next few weeks
12.01.2022
CELANESE
US group charges four-digit energy-cost surcharge for POM
11.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics December 2021: Prices broadly lower amid healthy supply, slack demand / January seen weak ahead of Chinese New Year
11.01.2022
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