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EPS
Further growth in demand / Consumption driven by insulation in Europe and packaging in Asia / High capacity utilisation at European plants / Benzene crisis intensifies price volatility
16.02.2006
PET
Lower anti-dumping duty for Chinese producer
07.02.2006
TPE
Consumption is seen to top 3m t through 2009 / China now the largest market / Freedonia study
19.01.2006
POLYETHYLENE
World consumption now tops 60m tonnes / Slack growth and scant capacity expansion in western Europe / Asia overtakes North America / Central and eastern Europe in the fast lane, too
19.01.2006
POLYURETHANE MARKET
German consumption climbs to nearly 900,000 t in 2005 / Europe´s largest processing industry
05.01.2006
COMPOSITES
Producers warn of massive price increases / UP and GMT/LFT products are equally affected
01.12.2005
POLYSTYRENE
Global demand for PS is subdued / China puts brake on growth / Demand for EPS rises
01.12.2005
FLAME RETARDANTS
World demand to approach 2.2m t in 2009 / Fast growth in Asia-Pacific / New Freedonia study
17.11.2005
RAPRA
New study: “Flame Retardants for Plastics”
17.11.2005
FEEDSTOCKS
European petrochemical markets calm down / Supply situation getting back to normal / ARG pipeline network is key to distribution / Contract and spot prices provide market equilibrium
17.11.2005
HURRICANES
Ethylene and propylene supplies ease further / Polyolefins make gains / Benzene looks better
20.10.2005
MIDDLE EAST
Future hub of the plastics world will become the centre of global production for polyolefins / Gas as a cheap raw material base / Naphtha feedstocks are likely to be substituted by ethane
20.10.2005
POLYAMIDE
Global engineering polymer production at 2m t annually / Main markets are automotive, E+E and packaging / PA 6 growth passes PA 6.6 / Asian capacities larger than in North America by 2010
06.10.2005
PMMA
Global capacities above 1m t / New plants mainly in Asia / Speciality products lead to additional applications / Strong growth expected for TFT and LCD displays.
22.09.2005
PET
Packaging resins continue to expand share of polyester market / New CMAI study
22.09.2005
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