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MANAGEMENT
Mid-sized plastics processors in Germany underestimate risks of cyber attacks / One in four businesses affected
UPDATE - FAKUMA
Coronavirus alters attendance plans / Engel, KraussMaffei, Motan-Colortronic and Sumitomo not participating “actively”
In the German plastics processing industry, every fourth medium-sized company has already been a victim of a cyber attack, and every tenth company has even been affected several times.... (10.07.2020)
Injection moulding machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei has called of its “usual active participation” in “Fakuma” in Friedrichshafen / Germany in October 2020, although it notes that for... (09.07.2020)
PIE READERS SURVEY
Fourth poll on business developments in the European plastics industry / Only participants receive the complete evaluation
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
Rising demand for flexible films could boost recycling / Inadequate collection and recycling capacities are major obstacles
After the successful launch of PIE’s first survey on business performance and the economic outlook of Europe’s plastics industry in 2019, the fourth edition of the PIE Readers Survey is... (09.07.2020)
According to a new “State of Play” report by Plastics Recyclers Europe, flexible plastic packaging has the highest potential of contributing towards the EU’s recycling targets, with its... (08.07.2020)
PLASTICSEUROPE
Subdued mood among German polymer producers / Economic figures for 2019 and pandemic effects
AUTOMOTIVE TRADE FAIRS
“Geneva International Motor Show” 2021 also cancelled / Strong commitments for “IAA” in Munich
In the critical environment created by the coronavirus pandemic, plastics producers in Germany will have to assert themselves emerging from a phase of weakness. This is reflected in the... (06.07.2020)
The events industry is facing major impacts from Covid-19, with some organisers now having to deal with cancellations for 2021. In Switzerland, the committee and board of foundation Salon... (06.07.2020)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Russia June 2020: Notations rise moderately for PE, PP and PVC / PET grades at record low due to continued restrictions / Price increases for PVC expected in July
09.07.2020
TRINSEO
Price increases for styrenics in Europe
08.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP June 2020: Resins lose some ground and may bottom out in July / Market quieter / Most glass fibre products unchanged
07.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics June 2020: Prices fall to near-record lows / Producers fight plummeting prices with little success / Demand livelier but still weak / Automotive gives a glimmer of hope
06.07.2020
INEOS STYROLUTION
Price hikes for polystyrene and ABS
03.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene June 2020: Ethylene increase rarely factored in full into polymers / Demand below expectations / Production cutbacks still the norm / Upward trend in July
03.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene June 2020: Prices curve upwards again / Propylene rise not all passed on to copo and compounds buyers / Soft automotive demand / More hikes in July
03.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics June 2020: Prices pick up again / Often no full cost transfer / Further hikes expected in July
03.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PET June 2020: Notations firming / Oil chains have a stabilising effect / Market still subdued / Buyers focusing on European materials / Ongoing coronavirus pandemic dampens expectations
02.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: June/July 2020
02.07.2020
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