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POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene April 2016: Price hikes bring small margin improvements / EVA climbs steeply after outage in Germany
KRAUSSMAFFEI
Takeover by ChemChina complete / Stronger access to Greater China
Many European PE producers – but by no means all – managed to gain slight margin improvements in April. One notable exception was EVA copolymer, availability of which was very short due to... (04.05.2016)
After all regulatory approvals were given, China National Chemical Corporation on 29 April completed its takeover of German plastics machinery maker KraussMaffei Group. The almost EUR 1... (04.05.2016)
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene April 2016: Hikes top cost rise slightly / Producers take advantage of tightening trend
POLYMER PRICES
PVC April 2016: Producers manage to improve margins / Titanium dioxide price hike drives rigid blends notations up
In April, PP producers quickly recouped the slight margin deterioration they suffered in March. Some maintenance turnarounds, several of them coming unexpectedly, narrowed supply... (04.05.2016)
S-PVC base material producers in April managed to achieve the gains they had been so desperately seeking in the preceding months. The resultant rise in margins was set against the backdrop... (03.05.2016)
POLYMER PRICES
PET April 2016: Producers have to concede earlier margin gains again / Price increases fall short of cost rise
BASF
Sales and earnings slide in 2016 first quarter / Many plastics businesses perform better
European PET producers in April had to once again concede the slight margins gains they had achieved in March. Since availability was not as tight as initially feared, suppliers were... (03.05.2016)
As expected, business development at BASF in the first quarter reflected the “subdued” start to 2016 that CEO Kurt Bock pointed to earlier this year. Presenting results for the first... (03.05.2016)
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