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PIE issue 1088
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: November/December 2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2021: Waning pre-Christmas demand pressures prices / Producers, converters stake out positions for new year / “Groundhog Day” again for EVA
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2021: Costlier C3 boosts prices / Record highs for film, some compounds / Energy surcharge rebuffed for now / Demand generally soft
POLYMER PRICES
PVC November 2021: Relentless price rise continues / Triple-digit increases on energy, logistics costs / Market situation still tight / No end to high prices in December
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics November 2021: Prices soar by triple-digits / Record highs for EPS, ABS / Slight increases likely in December / Energy costs on the table again?
POLYMER PRICES
PET November 2021: Brief respite at the beginning of the month gives way to panic due to new coronavirus variant / Gaping emptiness in supply / Spot prices already exploding / Contracts could follow suit
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics November 2021: Prices show little movement in November / Significant increases imminent for flame-retardant and reinforced materials / Production cutbacks with base polymers
MERAXIS
Distribution group establishes independent sales company in China
BASF
WPO Polymers to distribute “ecovio” biopolymer in Iberian Peninsula
WIS KUNSTSTOFFE
Wholesaler offers PA 6 products from KuibyshevAzot, STFG in Europe
POLYMER-SERVICE
German distribution for Italy's Taro Plast
DUPONT
Materials behemoth launches sustainable “Delrin” range / EMEA, Brazilian distribution through Biesterfeld
UPDATE - OWENS CORNING
Options for short glass fibres operations could include sale / Materials used to reinforce plastic compounds
BOROUGE
Creation of largest polyolefin complex in the world / Plans for more crackers, PE plants in the Arab Emirates / Borealis, Adnoc to invest USD 6.2 bn
EXXONMOBIL
Final investment approved for Chinese complex / 1.6m t/y cracker to feed 3 PE, 2 PP lines / USD 15 bn to cut company emissions
EMS
Polyamide specialist reacts to increasing demand / New production lines for Switzerland, Germany
PLASTCHEM
More compounding lines at new Dutch site
RÖHM
Double-digit million-euro investment in PMMA / Expansion for moulding compounds in Germany
RAW MATERIALS
Ifo Institute: Material shortages worsen in Germany / Price hikes on the way
LOGISTICS
Supply chains rattled by Omicron variant: freight rates rise considerably / Shipping companies in need of crew / Lack of truck drivers aggravated by Sputnik stigma
BASF
Comprehensive plans to meet climate goals faster: Net Zero Accelerator / Standalone renewable energy company / CCS project at Antwerp
PETROCHEMICALS
Repsol, Versalis join “Cracker of the future” consortium / Focus on electric steam cracking / Technology partnership with Siemens, Technip
CHEMICALS AND CLIMATE
Decarbonisation of cement, chemicals, steel sectors could halve industrial emissions / Three levels of solutions in focus / Lux Research report
PACKAGING AND E-COMMERCE
Online retail giant Amazon to reduce plastic packaging in Germany / French postal service selects reusable plastic bags
PACKAGING AND SUSTAINABILITY
Fast-food giants hop on sustainability bandwagon / McDonald's to replace Happy Meal toys / Burger King tests reduced-paper packaging
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Virgin plastics use may have peaked for brands, retailers: EMF / Top consumer goods firms show more recycled content in packaging / Global Commitment 2021 Progress Report
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Reliability in short supply: Trust wanes among industry players / Dearth of raw materials burdens 2021 car production / Situation to first improve as late as 2024
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Date of print: 07/12/2021
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