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SHELL
Recycling pact for plastics waste / Energy group buys 21% stake in pyrolysis specialist
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate September 2021: Only rPP and rPET increase significantly / For rPE costs passed on at best
In one of the latest examples of petrochemical producers linking with technology partners to tackle chemical recycling of plastics waste, Shell Ventures, part of Dutch multinational energy... (17.09.2021)
The recyclates market showed a mixed picture in September 2021. For the most part, recyclers could only achieve significant price increases for rPET and rPP, where input materials are... (17.09.2021)
PACKAGING RECYCLING
Watermark trail for packaging in Copenhagen / First products in 2022
USA
Tropical Storm Nicholas hits Texas and Houston with massive rainfall / Supply of PVC faces renewed problems
The “Holy Grail” project, launched under the auspices of the European Brands Association AIM to improve the sorting accuracy of packaging by means of “digital watermarks”, has cleared... (16.09.2021)
Louisiana was still recovering from Hurricane Ida when, a little further west, Tropical Storm Nicholas made landfall to the south of Houston. According to information from various weather... (15.09.2021)
PLASTICS AND CLIMATE
Action needed to meet tougher decarbonisation targets / Recycling key to lower emissions
KEM ONE
Sale of PVC maker possible by end of year / Exclusive talks with Apollo Global Management
The plastics sector needs bold steps to reduce its carbon emissions and keep pace with other industries’ efforts to decarbonise, says Scottish consultancy Wood Mackenzie. As countries... (15.09.2021)
French PVC producer Kem One could be about to change hands: the company said Alain de Krassny, president and majority shareholder, has entered into exclusive negotiations about a sale of... (14.09.2021)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate September 2021: Only rPP and rPET increase significantly / For rPE costs passed on at best / Lively demand due to sustainability projects / Price momentum continues to weaken in October
17.09.2021
OQ CHEMICALS
Global price hikes for oxo intermediates and derivates
17.09.2021
RÖHM
Higher prices for PMMA moulding compounds
17.09.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend September 2021: Polyolefin prices continue to erode / Significant discounts on polystyrene / PVC and EVA continue to rise amid tight market conditions / Little change in the rest of the month
13.09.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics August 2021: Prices mostly higher / Low supply due to planned, surprise shutdowns / Feedstocks increase / Bullish outlook for September
13.09.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics August 2021: Prices mostly lower amid waning demand / Carbide-based PVC production low due to power curbs / September seen mostly softer
10.09.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Russia August 2021: Premiums dominate the picture in August / PVC sets record / Maintenance and outages cause shortages in polyolefins / Further increases expected in September
10.09.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2021: Prices mixed despite Hurricane Ida / Production downtimes drive up standard thermoplastics in particular / ABS, PC and polyamides move sideways / Market hopes for a breath of fresh air in September
09.09.2021
DUPONT
Price hike for “Vamac” elastomer products
09.09.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP August 2021: Resins market leaning toward rollover / Supply improves somewhat / Bottlenecks for glass fibre / Q4 to start with steep hikes
07.09.2021
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