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DSM
New thermoplastic copolyester line starts up at Emmen
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Canadian government proposes SUP ban from 2021 / Based on European model
DSM Engineering Plastics has started up a new production line for “Arnitel” high-performance thermoplastic copolyesters at its Emmen site. The unquantified investment is part of a... (14.06.2019)
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his government will ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021. Although the government has yet to decide exactly which products... (13.06.2019)
DUPONT
Second former chemical giant emerges / DowDuPont dissolved
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
Automotive industry hitting the brakes is noticeable in the first quarter / Decline in sales of technical parts
DowDuPont is now history after a short life of only two years. After the Dow relaunch at the beginning of the second quarter of 2019 – see PIEWeb of 05.04.2019 – a new, slimmed down... (13.06.2019)
After years of success, this positive trend does not seem to be continuing in 2019 for the German plastics processing industry. The slump in automotive production is going hand in hand... (12.06.2019)
MANAGEMENT
Global average payment duration fell to 65 days in 2018 in line with economic slowdown / China sees longest average payment term
HP
Investment in plastics washing line in Haiti to tackle marine litter / Recycled waste used in ink cartridges
After hitting a 10-year high in 2017, the average days sales outstanding – a measure of how long it takes companies to collect cash payments from customers – dropped by one day to 65 days... (11.06.2019)
US technology firm HP has announced plans to invest USD 2m in a new plastics washing line in Haiti that will allow the company to produce cleaner, higher quality recycled plastics... (11.06.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019: Price decreases in all engineering thermoplastics / Low demand / High supply
17.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2019: Pressure on prices constantly rising / Polyolefins and PVC nevertheless remain stable in first third of month / Styrenics plummet along with SM / Subdued demand dominates the scene
14.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2019: Overall market still quite weak / Only PVC shows slight upward movement
13.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2019: Price decreases in most standard thermoplastics / Low demand / High supply
12.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2019: Polyolefins tend sideways to firmer / PVC and PS roll over / Most engineering thermoplastics move sideways / Markets suffer from trade disputes and automotive slowdown
12.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019: Price pressure continues / Producers have trouble keeping notations stable / Automotive slump remains key concern / More reductions probable
06.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP May 2019: Resins upswing continues in May / SM's price drop in June will create massive pressure / Demand still mostly weak
06.06.2019
TRINSEO
Lower prices for polystyrene
05.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene May 2019: Producers manage to improve margins / Supply thins out in many areas / Demand nevertheless still slow / Rollover in the cards in June
05.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene May 2019: Producers make slight margin gains / Little impetus to buy / Automotive slump still dogs compounds / Signs point to weak rollover in June
05.06.2019
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