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HUNTSMAN
Sales boost quarterly profit / Acquisition of CVC Thermoset complete
SWITZERLAND
Legislative initiative aimed at strengthening closed-loop economy / More recycling of packaging
Speciality chemicals group Huntsman has completed its acquisition of epoxy resin manufacturer CVC Thermoset Specialties. The US group paid Emerald Performance Materials around USD 300m... (27.05.2020)
The Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy Committee of the Swiss National Council launched a new initiative on 19 May 2020 aimed at closing material loops and reducing pollution. This... (27.05.2020)
RÖCHLING
Plastics group undergoes stress test / Sales down 80% in April
PLASTIC ENERGY
Study to build chemical recycling plant / Co-location with Viridor facility
On 19 May 2020, Hanns-Peter Knaebel, CEO of the Röchling group, presented the company’s results for fiscal 2019 in a video conference with the press. Sales grew almost 10% to EUR 2.35 bn,... (26.05.2020)
Plastic Energy, a specialist in constructing chemical recycling plants, has signed a memorandum of understanding with recycling and waste collection company Viridor to build a chemical... (26.05.2020)
BOREALIS
Plans for Kazakhstan cracker complex dropped / Pandemic clouds horizon
PLASTICS RECYCLING
PRE raises concerns about damage to recycling market / Covid-19 pushes recyclers to close production on lack of demand and cheaper virgin materials
Borealis has decided against building an ethane cracker complex with world-scale polyethylene and polypropylene plants in Kazakhstan, plans it announced two years ago. The olefins and... (25.05.2020)
With European plastics recyclers ceasing production due to the market developments caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the major problems are the lack of demand due to the closure of... (25.05.2020)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks May 2020: Steep plunge / Producer inventories full / Demand for the most part very weak / Downswing could bottom out in June
20.05.2020
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Gap is widening under the influence of Covid-19
19.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate May 2020: Reductions of as much as EUR 300/t / Large-scale cancelling of orders / Most recycling line production cut back or shut down
19.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate May 2020: Downtrend continues / Competition from cheaper virgin materials / Covid-19-related slump in demand / Margins are eroding / Further decreases expected in June
18.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Russia April 2020: Notations fall noticeably / PVC moving upward / Virus pandemic shuts down refineries and production lines / Frequent supply overhangs despite shutdowns
15.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2020: Unprecedented plunge in oil price causes thermoplastics prices to tumble / Inventories at record level after plant closures / Producers opt for shutdowns
15.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend May 2020: With PE, most producers factor in half the C2 reduction / Battle for price cuts heats up / Industrial packaging on tough road back to normality
14.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics April 2020: Negative crude oil prices impact domestic polymer markets / Only polypropylene rises on demand for medical supplies / Mostly low demand to continue in May
13.05.2020
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics April 2020: Large falls for prices of most grades / Ups and downs of crude oil prices impact polymer markets / Subdued demand expected in May
12.05.2020
TRINSEO
Price increase for polystyrene in Europe
11.05.2020
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