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Polyethylene July 2020: Price hikes match rise in costs / Negotiating fronts harden
POLYMER PRICES
PET July 2020: Firming of notations / Demand still weak from coronavirus crisis
The second major increase in the ethylene reference cost after the significant coronavirus-driven price declines drove polymer notations in Western Europe up. Producers were calling for... (05.08.2020)
In July, the coronavirus crisis set the pace on the European and global PET markets again, even if only as an undercurrent threat at times. Demand remained generally disappointing. For... (04.08.2020)
TRINSEO
Q2 sales and earnings badly dented by Covid-19 / Automotive shutdowns hit Performance Plastics
DUPONT
Q2 EBITDA down 20% / Net loss widens due to Covid-19 impacts and impairment charge in Transportation & Industrial
Trinseo saw its second-quarter revenues plunging 40% to USD 570m amidst a historically low-demand environment brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, which depressed sales volumes... (04.08.2020)
DuPont reported that its net revenues in the first quarter fell 12% to USD 4.8 bn. This reflects the unprecedented demand drop brought about by Covid-19 on the automotive, aerospace, oil... (03.08.2020)
POLYNT-REICHHOLD
Plans to build a maleic anhydride line in the US / Backward integration of resin production
SK CAPITAL
Acquisition of majority stake in Techmer PM / Purchase of Baker Hughes' speciality polymers business
As a first step towards the planned backward integration of its resin production in the US, the Polynt-Reichhold group composed of Polynt and Reichhold is envisaging the construction of... (03.08.2020)
US investment firm SK Capital Partners has agreed two deals that boost its presence in the plastic additives and speciality polymers sectors. The first agreement sees it acquire a... (03.08.2020)
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POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene July 2020: Price hikes match rise in costs / Negotiating fronts harden / Some large customers think the agreed annual volumes will not be achieved / Plastics tax creates uncertainty
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene July 2020: Most of the feedstock hike passed on / Producers rarely improve margins / Auto horizon slightly brighter / Increases unlikely in August
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics July 2020: Hikes mostly remain below the cost transfer / Demand is much reduced / Maintenance plans could lead to allocations / Slight price increases in August
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PET July 2020: Firming of notations / Demand still weak from coronavirus crisis / Momentum from hygiene segment not enough to compensate / Bleak outlook due to indications of second Covid wave
04.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: July/August 2020
04.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PVC July 2020: Ethylene hike provides a lift / Strong demand for profiles plus production cutbacks triggers small supply shortages / Additional volumes not generally available
04.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks July 2020: Broad upward trend / TDI soars / Demand unusually strong for holiday season / Output cuts now largely in the past
22.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate July 2020: Further price cuts with polyamide 6 and polyamide 6.6 GF / Notations otherwise stable / Demand continues weak / Regrinders to aim for small price hikes in August
21.07.2020
TEIJIN
Price hikes for polycarbonate and PC/ABS materials
21.07.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate July 2020: Prices stabilise further / Decreases only with rPET and rHDPE blow moulding grades / Demand improves slightly / Holiday season to dampen demand in August
20.07.2020
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