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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins in cautious uptrend / Support from outages in European production
INTERVIEW
Traditional meets intercultural: Meraxis is looking for its place in the world of distribution going forward / One-stop shop for virgin material and recyclate
European spot prices for polyolefins ended their decline at the end of September and are firmer in the first half of October than in mid-September. As expected, the attacks on Saudi oil... (15.10.2019)
Only about half of the cumulative EUR 2-2.5 bn in sales of new polymer supplier Meraxis comes from its polymers and additives business. The former production means purchasing segment of... (14.10.2019)
AUSTRIA
Over half of companies see circular economy opportunities / Waste prevention and recycling are most important measures
USA
Greenpeace accuses consumer good companies of false promises on plastics pollution / Call for investment in refill and reuse systems
Most Austrian companies see opportunities in the transformation to a circular economy, but the complexity of this mammoth task is considered a risk and an obstacle. Consumers in Austria... (11.10.2019)
The US arm of Greenpeace has published a report warning consumers to be sceptical of the “false” solutions proposed by multinationals to tackle plastics pollution. In its report entitled... (11.10.2019)
MARINE LITTER
Ocean Cleanup vehicle is now catching and retaining plastics / Design work commences on a new full-scale system
PLASTICS RECYCLING
Zero Waste Europe recommends changes to EU waste rules on chemical recycling / Plastics to fuels could undermine circular economy goals
Four months after its return to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in June 2019, the latest prototype of an oceangoing cleanup vessel operated by Ocean Cleanup is now successfully... (10.10.2019)
Zero Waste Europe is calling for amendments to existing waste legislation so that chemical recycling can play a relevant part in closing the loop. In its report, entitled “The El Dorado... (09.10.2019)
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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
TRINSEO
Price increases for polystyrene in Europe
04.10.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2019: Most producers pass on cost reduction / Sales stimulated by bonus prospects and bottoming out of prices / Weak demand in October expected to dampen stabilisation as costs rise
03.10.2019
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