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RAW MATERIALS
IVK Europe warns of raw material shortage, rising prices / Association to monitor situation, political courses of action
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins suffer gradual erosion
The Germany-based industry association of companies producing sheets made of plastics and caoutchouc, Industrieverband Kunststoffbahnen Europe, has expressed concern over the ongoing... (23.06.2021)
After reaching a plateau in spot prices for polyolefins, a gradual erosion has recently set in for all polyethylene and polypropylene materials. The downward trend was most pronounced for... (22.06.2021)
PACKAGING
Redesign scenarios see plastics consumption waning / Rigid applications will bear the brunt of reuse models
PLASTICS INDUSTRY USA
American resin makers rail against proposed pause for production permits / Claim jobs, growth at risk
Those seeking to reduce the amount of plastics in circulation will be heartened somewhat by the new “Cross-Polymer Demand Model” from consultants Wood MacKenzie. By the reverse token,... (22.06.2021)
An industry group representing US plastics producers called on politicians in the American capital to scrap environmental legislation introduced in March because it threatens hundreds of... (21.06.2021)
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks June 2021: MDI still climbing / TDI eases for the first time since June 2020
PACKAGING RECYCLING AUSTRIA
ARA presents circular economy package / Higher collection rates, more plastics recycling, digitalisation of the value chain
The polyurethanes movement on the European market was uneven in June. While notations for polymeric MDI and rigid polyols in particular moved yet higher on strong demand from the building... (21.06.2021)
Only with joint efforts along the entire value chain will Austria succeed in achieving EU targets for collecting and recycling packaging waste. This was the message Altstoff Recycling... (18.06.2021)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins suffer gradual erosion
22.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks June 2021: MDI still climbing / TDI eases for the first time since June 2020 / Order volume uneven by geography and application / MDI may decline in July
21.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate June 2021: Prices continue to climb amid strong demand / Recyclers search desperately for substitute sources of base material / Holiday period will ease the pressure only slightly
17.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate June 2021: High purchase costs and strong demand fuel new record highs / Upward momentum clearly weakens in July / Plateau emerging
16.06.2021
TRINSEO
Price hike for MMA in Europe
15.06.2021
LANXESS
Global price hike for inorganic pigments
14.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend June 2021: Surge of massive price rises loses momentum / Styrenics already moving downwards / Initial signs of improved supply situation with PE and PP / PVC, EVA and EPS still short
14.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics May 2021: Prices mixed as availibility varies / POM increases significantly, PBT plummets / June expected to see declines mostly
10.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2021: Notations race from one high to the next / Product shortages everywhere / Numerous forces majeures still in place / Benzene price gives reason for hope / Only PS situation likely to improve in June
09.06.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics May 2021: Most prices come down in overall well-supplied market / Several PE units start production / June seen sideways to lower / Only PET expected to move up
09.06.2021
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