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INEOS STYROLUTION
PS recycling project with Agilyx in USA
ENERGY
“Master Plan 2050” from energy-intensive industry panel maps climate goals / Recommendations fed into “Green New Deal”
Ineos Styrolution and plastics recycling company Agilyx are progressing plans to develop a chemical recycling plant for polystyrene in Channahon, Illinois / USA. The facility which will... (13.12.2019)
As the EU moves toward the goal of a circular economy that also strives to be climate neutral by 2050, energy-intensive industries such as chemicals face enormous challenges. At the end of... (13.12.2019)
YEAR IN REVIEW 2019
Locking arms and looking ahead
NORTH AMERICA
New USMCA trade deal signed between US, Mexico and Canada / NAFTA replacement includes major changes for carmakers and suppliers
In just a few weeks it will be time to grab a glass of something bubbly and reflect on the past 12 months. The KI Group has distilled notable stories in a retrospective of the past year.... (12.12.2019)
The US, Mexico and Canada have agreed on a revised North American free trade agreement, USMCA, after more than two years of negotiations – see PIEWeb of 25.10.2019. The USMCA replaces... (12.12.2019)
INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING
Demand to rise at 3.3% CAGR to 2024 / Plastic drums will post above-average gains
TURKEY
Rönesans signs licensing deal for USD 1.4 bn PP production site in Ceyhan / Honeywell UOP and LyondellBasell technology
Demand for industrial packaging will rise at a compound annual growth rate of 3.3% to reach a value of USD 66 bn in 2024, says information services company Smithers in its new report... (11.12.2019)
Construction, real estate and energy investment firm Rönesans Holding has cemented plans to build a polypropylene production facility in Ceyhan / Turkey – see PIEWeb of 13.12.2018. The... (11.12.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2019: Prices down across the board / Trade conflict and weak domestic demand have negative effect / As yet no impact on prices after explosion in Texas / Year expected to end on a low due to upcoming holidays
13.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend December 2019: Polyolefin notations unchanged / Styrenics lose ground / Slack demand in short production month / Price stability or softening expected as year-end approaches
12.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2019: Domestic polycarbonate notations soar while PA 6 heads downwards / Several plants lower operating rates
11.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics November 2019: Downtrend continues for most polymer notations / Safety regulations impact domestic PVC producers / Low demand and some further decreases expected in December
10.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP November 2019: Resins surprisingly stable / Heftier rebates likely in December / Glass fibre prices on the shaky side
06.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics November 2019: Downward drift continues / Notations crumble, but not in one fell swoop / No interruption to market weakness / Price pressure expected to dominate in December
05.12.2019
TRINSEO
Price reductions for polystyrene in Europe
04.12.2019
INEOS STYROLUTION
Further price decreases for PS and ABS in Europe
04.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2019: Fall in feedstock reference price determines the reductions / Nearly all products follow suit / Film grades suffer from poor demand / Rollover likely in December despite slightly firmer ethylene price
04.12.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2019: Lower reference has repercussions along the chain / Demand remains weak / Players may take half of December off
04.12.2019
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