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PIE issue 994
POLYMER PRICES
PVC December 2017: Notations mainly stagnating / Suppliers intend to recover margin losses in January / Threat from exports / Titanium dioxide providing upward push on PVC-U
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene December 2017: Surprise surge for injection moulding / Film grade rolls over / Compounds follow propylene reference / Upward trend to continue in January
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: December 2017 / January 2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene December 2017: Producers unable to pass on increased costs / Tactical buying neutralises hopes of hikes / Rollover dominates / Slight upward trend probable in January
POLYMER PRICES
PET December 2017: Small quantities catch up on price reductions / Trend otherwise increasingly upward / Imports thinning / January prices set to move sideways
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics December 2017: Increasing costs again reversing price trend / Short supply of EPS and ABS persists / Only minor price movements likely in January
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics December 2017: Prices take off / Ascent has begun / Cost pressure and bottlenecks will continue to drive notations this month / Buyers increasingly desperate in search for material
PVC
Shintech and Formosa Plastics plan expansion in US / Focus on exports
W. R. GRACE
Polyolefin catalyst business acquired from Albemarle / Talk of CB&I Technologies acquisition
CHEVRON PHILLIPS
Cedar Bayou ethane cracker mechanically complete / PE to be exported
NEXAM CHEMICAL
Acquisition of Swedish masterbatch specialist Plasticolor
AMPACET
Company presses button to start first line for colour masterbatches in Luxembourg
A. SCHULMAN
Compounder adds new line in France / Company's largest masterbatch plant in Europe
KAZAKHSTAN
Chinese plan petrochemical and polymers complex in northwest of country / USD 4 bn investment
SIBUR
Upgrade of Russian PTA production / Project to lift output and improve environmental impact
RESINEX
Solvay's polyamides for 3D printing added to portfolio
VELOX
Distribution of Ilium's glass fibre materials in Europe
MB BARTER
Exclusive distribution of Ethydco's polyethylene in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia
ULTRAPOLYMERS
"Ravathane" TPU extrusion grades from Ravago added to product portfolio / Europe-wide distribution
KRAHN CHEMIE
Distribution of Valtris' plasticisers in select European countries and Baltics
UNILEVER
KKR to buy global Spreads unit for EUR 6.8 bn
GUALAPACK
Latin America expansion advances with new pouches facility in Chile / Full production seen by spring 2018 / Sustainable packaging for German coffee roaster
JACKON
EPS packaging manufacturer plans new plant in Denmark
ONE51
Irish packaging group changes name to IPL Plastics as part of reorganisation / Group aiming for stock market listing by end of 2018
ALUPOL
Investment in BOPP film production in Krakow / Second Brückner line will be installed in 2019
EPS
Global sales to reach USD 13 bn by 2025 / Strong demand for EPS food containers and lightweight automotive components / Grand View Research report
BULGARIA
Potential as low-cost plastics processing hub / New investments to drive growth in export-oriented processing / AMI database
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EU circular economy compromise presented / Lower recycling targets / European plastics industry reaffirms its contribution / PlasticsEurope sees big opportunities for resource efficiency
CHLORINE PRODUCTION
Mercury process banned in EU from 11 December 2017 on / Switch to alternative processes largely completed
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Date of print: 19/01/2018
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