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The coronavirus pandemic has created much uncertainty. Our everyday lives are constantly changing, and this makes it difficult to plan with any certainty. In order to help you keep track of the rapidly evolving events across the globe during these dynamic times, you can find an overview of the most important information on our website.

We are continuously compiling the most important news of the day and keeping you up to date on the industry's event dates via our events listing.

In addition, we will inform you through our customer notification how PIE – Plastics Information Europe is handling the current situation.
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TURKEY
Government introduces Covid-19 measures to help out businesses / Pagev sees lack of including plastics sector as major deficiency
FEEDSTOCKS
Record price drop for benzene / Olefins also in a free fall
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced an economic package worth TRY 100 bn and containing 21 measures to support the country’s markets during the coronavirus pandemic.... (02.04.2020)
For the petrochemical market, and benzene in particular, April 2020 will take a special place in the history books. The European reference price for the key aromatic plummeted by more than... (01.04.2020)
COVESTRO
EUR 225m loan from EIB to boost R&D / EU bank backs coronavirus pandemic aid to SMEs
PLASTIC PACKAGING
European science academies join forces to study plastics chain / EUBP sees bioplastics criticisms as mainly emotional
German engineering plastics producer Covestro has agreed a EUR 225m loan facility with the European Investment Bank, lending arm of the European Union, to secure medium-term funding for... (01.04.2020)
Current efforts to resolve the plastics crisis are “ineffective and misleading,” according to a group of European scientists, who believe that fundamental and systemic reforms are needed... (31.03.2020)
PLASTIC PACKAGING GERMANY
Increasing demand for pharma packaging due to coronavirus / Bottles for disinfectants especially needed
MEDICAL PLASTICS
EU commission may postpone implementing medical device regulation / Free access to European standards for medical supplies to boost production
There is a great deal of uncertainty in the economy at the moment, and daily decisions by European and German politicians have the ability to shut down entire sectors. On top of this,... (30.03.2020)
The new medical device regulation was due to come into effect on 26 May 2020, but the European Commission announced on 25 March 2020 that it is working on a proposal to postpone the MDR... (30.03.2020)
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