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Europur secretary general discuses current challenges for flexible PU foam industry / “We expect alternative sources of supply to arise in the upcoming years”
POLYURETHANE FOAMS EUROPE
2020 presented a range of challenges / Sharp rise in demand in H2
Michel Baumgartner, secretary general of Europur, the European industry association of flexible PU foam block suppliers, talks to PIE about the outlook for 2021, the hope of alternative... (15.10.2021)
Due to issues associated with the pandemic, 2020 was one of the most challenging years for the foam industry, which saw significant demand shifts, raw material supply chain issues and... (15.10.2021)
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics September 2021: Price mostly higher / Generally low supply levels
PIE AT FAKUMA
Discussions on mega topics: Availability, logistics and recycling
Prices for engineering thermoplastics on the Chinese market were mixed in September 2021. PA 6 and PA 6.6 both increased sharply, while the POM and PBT month-on-month increases were less... (15.10.2021)
“Practical and well-summarised”. “In view of the exceptional year that 2021 has been so far, it’s good to have these topics presented from other perspectives across the board at an event... (14.10.2021)
LOGISTICS
Finally: freight rates fall for important routes / Containers clog European ports
RECTICEL
Business with engineered foams goes to Carpenter / Takeover by Greiner no longer an issue?
There’s finally a bit of good news about the pre-Christmas logistics rally: freight rates in global container traffic in calendar week 41 remained largely at the level of the previous... (14.10.2021)
Potential buyer, Greiner, will definitely not be happy: shortly after submitting an offer for a complete takeover of PU specialist Recticel, the latter is planning to sell its largest... (14.10.2021)
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