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ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS
Global market to expand by 7.6% per year to 2024 / Sluggish growth expected in Europe
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2016: Virgin material surplus rings in landslide in secondary market notations / Polyamides and polycarbonate strongest affected
The global electroactive polymers market is predicted to expand by an average of 7.6% per year to USD 5.69 bn in 2024, driven by increased use of the polymers in electrostatic discharge... (23.08.2016)
The summer months have not been good on European engineering recyclate producers. An abundance of low-priced offers from the overflowing stocks of virgin material suppliers took a chunk... (22.08.2016)
BOPP FILMS
Global market to expand by 5.8% per year to 2024 / Asia Pacific share forecast to grow to 63%
UK SHALE GAS
New UK energy minister calls shale gas “an exciting opportunity not to be missed” / YouGov poll shows strong opposition to fracking among those who voted against “Brexit”
Rapid growth in the pharmaceutical, food and beverages, electronics and personal care industries continues to drive demand for BOPP films. The global market is forecast to expand by an... (22.08.2016)
The tide may be turning as far as fracking in the UK is concerned. While Scotland is still holding on to its moratorium, shale gas exploration in England is slowly getting underway.... (22.08.2016)
A. SCHULMAN
CEO Rzepka steps down / Former chief executive Gingo retakes the helm
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2016: Falling primary prices take notations down / Demand dampened by summer holidays
In times of uncertainty, it is easy to find comfort in the tried and tested, which appears to be exactly what US compounder and distributor A. Schulman is doing. Just days after having... (19.08.2016)
Many suppliers of standard thermoplastics regrind had no choice but to lower their prices in August 2016. Not only was demand slack as usual during the main summer holiday month, a high... (19.08.2016)
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PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Incremental gains for LDPE, LLDPE and PP homo give way to uptrend in mid-August / PP copo and HDPE injection moulding also pointing up following earlier decline
23.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2016: Virgin material surplus rings in landslide in secondary market notations / Polyamides and polycarbonate strongest affected / Despite signs of stabilisation, minor tremors still possible
22.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2016: Falling primary prices take notations down / Demand dampened by summer holidays / Stabilisation appears to set in / Cost of some secondary materials likely to rise again
19.08.2016
CELANESE
LDPE price increase in the Americas
18.08.2016
HUNTSMAN
Global price hike for titanium dioxide
17.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2016: Market situation begins to stabilise / PE cost decline passed on / PP slightly weaker / Tough struggles over PVC price cuts / All calm on the styrenics front
12.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2016: Following initial rise, cost of imported feedstocks weakens / ABS, PC, PA and PMMA point up, while other grades decline / Seasonally low demand for PA, POM, PBT / Outlook for August similar
10.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2016: Ethylene and styrene import quotes drop / Propylene firm / Demand satisfactory / Aside from PE and PET, all grades point up / Imported polymer notations also rise / Little change expected in August
08.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2016: PE still trending stable / PP may have bottomed out / PVC and PS under latent upward pressure / Engineering thermoplastics notations mostly calm / Price offensive for PA 6
05.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP July 2016: Resins move down with SM / Lower-end glass fibre grades also slip / Latent pressure on mats / Resin costs appear to be stabilising
05.08.2016
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