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NESTLE
Swiss R&D centre to develop environmentally friendly packaging / Deal with CarbonLite will expand use of rPET in US
EDITORIAL
Cyber security requires communication
Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé is establishing a new R&D centre dedicated to developing functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging. Located in Lausanne /... (18.12.2018)
"I've always said that this Industry 4.0 would only cause damage," could have been the reaction to the cyber attack that befell injection moulding machine manufacturer KraussMaffei at... (17.12.2018)
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Replacement of plastic packaging with alternatives would have adverse environmental impacts / Life cycle analysis of most common thermoplastics
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
Launch of multi-stakeholder alliance to boost recycling efforts in Europe / Need to match recyclate supply with demand and enhance quality
Replacing plastics with alternative materials in packaging applications would cause increases in energy use, water consumption and solid waste, as well as increasing greenhouse gas... (17.12.2018)
The European Commission launched on 11 December an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the entire plastics value chain as part of ongoing efforts to increase the share of... (17.12.2018)
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018: Feedstocks and polymers head downwards / Impacts from falling crude oil prices
SONATRACH / RÖNESANS
PP plant planned in southern Turkey / Gas supply from Algeria
Feedstock and engineering thermoplastics prices decreased in China for the month of November. Demand was weak for all grades reported here, and the abundant supply of ABS and PC... (14.12.2018)
Construction, real estate and energy investment firm Rönesans Holding and Algerian oil and gas group Sonatrach are planning to build a polypropylene production facility in Ceyhan in... (13.12.2018)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations looking to bottom out
18.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018: Feedstocks and polymers head downwards / Impacts from falling crude oil prices / Low demand across the board / Downtrends projected for ABS, PA 6.6 and PMMA in December
14.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend December 2018: Hefty price cuts with all polymers after triple-digit fall in olefin and SM reference prices / Producers nevertheless improve margins
14.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks December 2018: Isocyanates price slide halted / Weak demand across the board / Downwards into January / Polyols under pressure
14.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2018: PE weakens / PP falls sharply / PS and PVC stagnating / Engineering plastics prices erode / Only PA 6.6 still in short supply / Further reductions in December
13.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics November 2018: Prices of most types nosedive / SM notations hit record low for the year / Impacts from global market unease and weak oil prices / Mostly low demand projected for December
12.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia November 2018: Market shifts down a gear / Demand significantly more subdued
11.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP November 2018: Resins slip / More downward momentum likely / Demand from all but automotive holds up / Glass fibre unchanged
07.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018: Falling automotive demand leads to price erosion / Tight supply stabilises PA 6.6, PBT and POM / Downtrend could gain momentum in December
06.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2018: Falling ethylene reference sets trend / Most notations show moderate decline / Following ethylene crash, December should see substantial price cuts
05.12.2018
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