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In the Spotlight
BRASKEM
European HQ in Rotterdam takes over business in Asia and bio-based polyethylene / Closure of Frankfurt office
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Plastics industry establishes clarity on global plastics flows for the first time / Study based on data from 44 countries shows differentiated picture
Polyolefins producer Braskem has announced some restructuring measures. These include the closure of its office in Frankfurt / Germany, Alexander van Veen, one of the managing directors... (22.10.2019)
Right on time for the “K” show, the plastics world has come up with some interesting new data – 390m t of plastics were processed worldwide in 2018. At the same time, around 250m t of... (22.10.2019)
WORLD PLASTICS COUNCIL
International alliance meets at "K 2019" / Advocacy is the priority
USA
Plastics sector's exports and imports up in 2018 / Trade uncertainties remain major issue
Leading global polymers producers founded the World Plastics Council in 2014, and more than 50 representative executives had a general assembly at “K” to discuss strategies for challenges... (21.10.2019)
At the Plastics Industry Association’s “K 2019” press conference on 17 October, new president and CEO Tony Radoszewski – see PIEWeb of 02.08.2019 – outlined major issues and progress on... (21.10.2019)
BOREALIS
Expansion of “STOP” initiative against marine litter with Borouge and Nova / New partnership with AEPW
KI GROUP SUMMIT K 2019
Transition to a circular economy / Plastics markets undergoing change through recycling
Partnerships are at the centre of Borealis’ focus on circular economy, as Lucrèce Foufopoulos, the company’s executive vice president of polyolefins, innovation and circular economy... (21.10.2019)
“Plastics markets in a circular economy” – this was the motto adopted for the “KI Group Summit” on 17 October at “K 2019”. Players from the full length of the value chain set out... (19.10.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate October 2019: Prices roll over / Demand very weak for the time of year / Many recyclate producers have their backs to the wall / Gap between primary and secondary PA is too small
18.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate October 2019: Prices still under pressure / Rollover only for rPP and rPS / Demand remains weak / Recyclers reduce output / Measures for more price stability in November
17.10.2019
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins in cautious uptrend / Support from outages in European production
15.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2019: Market mood remains gloomy / Buyers still holding back / Producers not always able to attain feedstock reference prices / Indications point to declining trend
14.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics September 2019: PE notations decrease / Speculations after attacks in Saudi Arabia lead to price fluctuations / Propylene plant in the Pearl River Delta online
11.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2019: Autumn brings in the high season / Domestic benzene, styrene and paraxylene costs head upwards / Many polymers follow suit / Crude oil price has negative impacts
11.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2019: Only polyolefins show small increases / PVC, PS and engineering plastics move predominantly sideways / Automotive slump and trade war have an impact / Storm and drone attacks hold up prices in the short term
10.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia September 2019: Market remains subdued / Polyolefins largely stable / PVC and PET give way
09.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP September 2019: Cautious market leaves ortho resins prices unchanged / Demand remains slack / No movement for glass fibre products
08.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics September 2019: Most producers keep prices stable at end of Q3 / Only PA 6.6 sees minor reductions / October is start of a new quarter and new game / Buyers will insist on price cuts
07.10.2019
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