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Exclusive “Medical Plastics” conference as part of Chinaplas 2016
KINGFA
Chinese compounder building production unit in Germany / First plant in Europe to be located in Wiesbaden
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
EUR 4m investment in Spanish plant
Kingfa intends to build its first European production site in Wiesbaden / Germany. The Chinese compounder in January 2016 set up a local subsidiary, Kingfa Sci & Tech, led by... (09.02.2016)
In an effort at meeting rising demand from the home and personal care industries, Constantia Flexibles has announced a EUR 4m investment at its site in Burgos / Spain. The money will go... (09.02.2016)
HASBRO / MATTEL
Merging “Barbie” and “Darth Vader”? / Toy giants rumoured to be considering a fusion
LYONDELLBASELL
Full-year 2015 profits increase on record results / Capacity expansions continue in 2016
It looks like a merger could be in the making between toy manufacturers Mattel and Hasbro. According to a report by Bloomberg, the two companies are examining a potential fusion, after... (08.02.2016)
A record performance at certain business segments has boosted 2015 profits at major chemical and plastics company LyondellBasell. The group’s full-year 2015 operating profit of USD 7.5... (08.02.2016)
INDUSTRY
First European Plastics Innovation Awards bestowed / Seven categories
DOW
Margins increase in 2015 as crude oil prices continue to decline / “Chronically volatile macroeconomic environment”
The winners of the "First European Plastics Innovation Awards" were announced by PlasticsEurope at its 2016 kick-off meeting, held in Brussels on 25 January. The prize for Best Plastic... (08.02.2016)
Dow Chemical has reported a 3% year-on-year increase in operating profit to USD 9.6 bn for 2015, with gains in its Performance Plastics and Consumer Solutions businesses. Sales in the... (05.02.2016)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2016: PE continues to slide / PP proceeds to climb / PVC and PS stuck / Engineering thermoplastics pointing down
05.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
GRP/Composites January 2016: Ortho resins give way again slightly / Glass fibre pointing up / Direct roving sees the greatest upward momentum / Delivery times appear to be lengthening
05.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics January 2016: Notations remain comparatively weak / Hopes for slide at the beginning of the new year quashed / Many quarterly agreements still being negotiated / Ongoing downtrend
04.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics January 2016: C2 and C3 point down, while styrene rises / Polymers mostly firm / Local producers manage to lift some notations slightly ahead of Chinese New Year holidays / Imports trending up / Demand normal for the season
04.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Russia January 2016: Notations mostly roll over amid little activity / Volatile exchange rate drives up PVC and PET / Respective trends expected to continue into February / PS catching its breath before renewed uptrend?
04.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene January 2016: Declines exceed the cost reduction / Market moves towards surplus / Imports pressure / Notations likely to slide further in February
03.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene January 2016: Prices fall faster as the month progresses / Inventories swell as buyers hold back / Propylene at near-record low / Downward trend will continue in February
03.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
HDPE Pipe 80 and 100: Introducing new ranges
03.02.2016
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics January 2016: ABS and EPS follow cost decline / Only PS notations stable / Improved availability / SM's renewed decline sets the stage for further falls in February
03.02.2016
INEOS STYROLUTION
Price decline for ABS
03.02.2016
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