www.pieweb.com
Strengthen your position in business negotiations!
  • European market reports for standard and engineering,
    thermoplastics, polyurethanes, recyclate, composites/GRP,
    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
  • MyPrices – individually configured reports and e-mail alerts
  • Comparative and analytical tools
PIE issue 988
POLYMER PRICES
PVC September 2017: Passing on costs is the norm / Disproportionate rise in rigid blends due to additives / Flexible compounds benefit from easing of short plasticiser supply / Trends continuing
POLYMER PRICES
PET September 2017: Price rises exceed cost increases again / Confused market fuels nervousness / Producers in financial difficulties / Spot business drives notations / Demand slows
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2017: Many producers push through margin increases / US hurricane and transport problems in Germany's Rhine Valley result in supply restrictions / Trends expected to weaken slightly in October
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene September 2017: Hikes only slightly above cost increase / Hurricane consequences proving not severe / Buying restraint / Similar trends lined up for October
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics September 2017: Skyrocketing styrene costs trigger three-digit premiums / Still largely strong demand / EPS supply running short / Price correction expected in October
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: September / October 2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics September 2017: Quite varied picture / Price cuts with PC and PA 6 / Further substantial increases with PMMA and now also with PBT / Trends likely to continue in October
M&G CHEMICALS
Italian PET group in great difficulty / US subsidiary collapsing due to liquidity problems / Production stopped / Construction work in Corpus Christi also halted
DOWDUPONT
New mega-cracker in Texas up and running / "Elite" LLDPE commercial production facility
NORDMANN, RASSMANN
Distribution of Evonik's MMA portfolio in Europe
BRASKEM
Agreement with Pegasus Polymers to distribute “Utec” UHMW-PE in China
BODO MÖLLER
Distribution agreement with Huntsman Advanced Materials in Hungary
SABIC
PP pilot plant in Geleen in operation / Commercial production will follow soon
GRUPA AZOTY
Official inauguration of new PA 6 plant in Poland
DOWDUPONT
Capacity expansion for engineering plastics in China / Three new lines for "Zytel" PA resins and "Hytrel" TPE set to be onstream by late 2019
ZHEJIANG PETROCHEMICAL
New PC line under construction / Germany's EPC is the contractor / Biggest private refinery project in China
DIC
Capacity expansion of PPS compounds in Japan
ALBIS PLASTIC
New US compounding plant inaugurated / NAFTA presence beefed up
EPSAN
New sales office in Milan / High-performance automotive and E&E components for the Italian market
LYONDELLBASELL
Production start at new PP compounding plant in China / Components for automotive market
RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING
Global consumption to grow by 3.7% per year to 2022 / Popularity of single-serve packs boosts demand / Smithers Pira report
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
European market at EUR 13.8 bn in 2016 / Italy, Poland and Turkey were fastest growing industries
PLASTICS RECYCLING CHINA
Chinese ban on imported solid waste / Potential to reshape the plastics industry / Efforts to protect international recycling industry
PLASTICS RECYCLING FRANCE
Merger of Eco-Emballages and Ecofolio now named Citeo
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
China's restrictions on waste imports disrupt markets / European surplus of low-quality plastics waste / PRE president Ton Emans calls for implementation of enhanced product design and investments
PLASTICS RECYCLING UK
The Black Plastic Packaging Recycling Forum brings together 61 stakeholders / Organisation seeks solutions to black waste sorting by 2018
GERMAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Around 4% growth in the first half of 2017 / Export share rises to record-breaking 41% / Semi-finished products show disproportionate increase / Technical parts under pressure on profit / Outlook remains good
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
US: Cedar Bayou plant to remain offline until November / Majority of facilities back online in aftermath of Hurricane "Harvey"
© 2017 by Plastics Information Europe, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 23/10/2017
Ref: p4m4ht55hdewrsyv3enkmr55
KIVBHI
All rights reserved.
Access und use is subject to our terms of use.
URL: https://pieweb.plasteurope.com/default.aspx?pageid=150