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ENGEL
Strong sales growth for Austrian injection moulding machinery manufacturer / Investments in Austria and China
PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Global plastics production benefits from healthy economy / Output in 2017 rises 3.8% to 348m t
Injection moulding machinery manufacturer Engel has announced a strong increase in 2017 sales as well as Major investments for further growth. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Austrian... (26.04.2018)
According to provisional figures from the European plastics producers association, PlasticsEurope, which were presented at a conference for the trade press at the beginning of 2018 in... (25.04.2018)
HENKEL
Use of regranulated resin in detergents packaging to be expanded / Cooperation with Mondi
CHINAPLAS
Asia's top plastics trade fair opens in Shanghai / 180,000 visitors expected
Consumer goods group Henkel is expanding the content of regranulated resin in the flexible packaging of laundry detergents from 10% to 50%. The company aims to achieve this together with... (25.04.2018)
Plastics and rubber trade fair “Chinaplas” is taking place in Shanghai in the new clover leaf-shaped “National Exhibition and Convention Center” with around 340,000 m² of exhibition... (24.04.2018)
UK PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Experts assess what domestic plastics sector might face upon leaving the EU / BPF Brexit seminar in London
AGRICULTURAL FILMS
Global greenhouse films market forecast for expansion to 2025 / Asia-Pacific region expected to keep its lead
Expert views on the UK government’s Brexit negotiations were on offer at a recent British Plastics Federation seminar. Held at the BPF’s headquarters in London and chaired by Mike... (24.04.2018)
The global greenhouse films market is projected to be worth USD 6.9 bn in revenues by 2025, expanding 8.1% on a compounded annual growth rate from 2017. This will come about as more and... (23.04.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks April 2018: Price gap between MDI grades widens / TDI firmer / High prices curb demand / MDI normalising, TDI still tight
23.04.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate April 2018: Little change this month / Upturn probable in coming weeks / Demand quite reasonable of late / Still minor delivery delays
20.04.2018
DAIKIN AMERICA
Fluoropolymer prices to rise by around 20% in May
20.04.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate April 2018: Demand from China leads to first bottlenecks / rLDPE and rHDPE films much stronger / Recycled PET increases / Spring upswing and Chinese exports drive prices in May
19.04.2018
OXEA
Europe-wide price increases for neopentyl glycol and trimethylolpropane
18.04.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins trading prices pass through the Easter gap
17.04.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Trend April 2018: PE and styrenics under pressure / PP, PVC and EVA producers pass on part of higher costs / Expectations of revival in demand during the month
13.04.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2018: PE remains stable / PP drops steeply in line with propylene / PVC and PS firmer / Upswing with engineering plastics slows down / PA 6.6 remains the exception / Feedstock prices fall in April
12.04.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics March 2018: Demand and supply gradually recovering / Significant increase in PA 6.6 notations / Substantial fall in ABS and PC prices
12.04.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics March 2018: Prices of all types fall on good supply / Demand more subdued than expected / High inventories of imported PE and PP in east China
11.04.2018
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