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TECHNO-UMG
Japan's new integrated player now due to start in April / Three-way merger
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate January 2018: Prices mainly trending sideways / Low premiums only on rPET
Not quite two years after the plans were first broached, the merged ABS businesses of Japanese players Ube Industries, JSR Corp and Mitsubishi Chemical are preparing to start operating... (19.01.2018)
European recyclate prices did not move in any significant way at the start of the year. Prices of rPET briefly deflected upwards due to increased purchase costs, while rPS yielded... (18.01.2018)
MORSSINKHOF RYMOPLAST
Investment in Dutch plastics recycling plant / Post-consumer PP and HDPE waste
3D PRINTING
Healthcare market to reach USD 6 bn in 2027 / Strong demand from dentistry and hearing aid sectors
Dutch plastics recycling group Morssinkhof Rymoplast has announced plans to build a recycling plant in Ecopark De Wierde, Heerenveen / The Netherlands, adjacent to the plastics sorting... (18.01.2018)
The use of 3D printing in the healthcare sector is growing at an explosive rate, driven by growing recognition of enhanced patient outcomes from the use of anatomical models, prosthetics... (17.01.2018)
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Mixed developments with polyolefins
MCDONALD'S
Fast-food chain to end use of PS foam containers by end of 2018 / US shareholder group raises environmental concerns
European polyolefins spot prices remained largely stable in the last days of 2017, as expected. Immediately after the turn of the year, however, PE film materials were slightly up again,... (17.01.2018)
Burger restaurant chain McDonald's has said it aims to phase out the use of polystyrene foam packaging by the end of this year, as a shareholder pressure group called on the firm to... (16.01.2018)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate January 2018: Rollovers predominate in December / Hikes probably only as of February / Base material scarce and expensive in part / Order situation still good
19.01.2018
ASCEND
Price hikes for PA 6.6 in Europe, Asia and North America
19.01.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate January 2018: Prices mainly trending sideways / Low premiums only on rPET / Increasing demand for rLDPE from China / Weak upward potential in February
18.01.2018
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Mixed developments with polyolefins
17.01.2018
AOC
Price increase for resins in Europe
15.01.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend January 2018: Prices mainly following reference contracts for relevant feedstocks / Higher swings remain exception / Upward pressure having greatest effect on PP
15.01.2018
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2017: PE situation relaxes / Price explosion for propylene fuels PP price hike / PVC weaker / PS trending up / Engineering plastics also remain solid / Pressure eases somewhat
12.01.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics December 2017: Feedstocks solid / Styrene is exception / Prices of LDPE and LLDPE decreased / Low inventories drive HDPE, PVC and PET higher / Polyolefins under pressure in January
11.01.2018
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics December 2017: Scarce supply raises prices / Only PA 6 decreases / PBT unchanged / PC rose significantly / Sideways movement can result from market loosening
11.01.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Russia December 2017: Polyolefins and PS stagnating / PVC plunges / Price hike for PET
10.01.2018
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