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PIE issue 1060
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: September/October 2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2020: Most prices remain unchanged / Increased exports have a consolidating effect / Demand generally normal for the time of year / Rollover to be expected in October
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene September 2020: Notations move sideways with C3 costs / Amid soft demand outages have little impact / Little change likely in November
POLYMER PRICES
PVC September 2020: Prices continue upward trend helped by the tight supply situation / Demand lively / Further increases likely in October
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics September 2020: Prices mostly in weak rollover / Slightly higher discounts for HIPS films / ABS injection moulding bucks the trend / Declining SM reference leads to price pressure in October
POLYMER PRICES
PET September 2020: Prices plunge surprisingly heavily / Second Covid-19 wave depresses demand / Consequences of US hurricane season stabilise in the second half of the month / Minor consolidation in sight
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics September 2020: Stable prices across the board / Automotive industry forecasts weak demand until 2021 / Lamps and lights expected to do well in the dark months / Price rises at the start of the new quarter?
BASF
Investment in pyrolysis oil producer Pyrum / Second initiative in “ChemCycling project”
VINNOLIT
PVC maker proposes closure of Schkopau plant
ROTTERDAM POLYMER HUB
Start-up of second-phase expansion / Capacity for storing and handling PE and PP / Connection to Container Exchange Route
TOTAL
New renewables strategy for Grandpuits / Refinery site to become hub for bioplastics and chemical recycling / Start-up in 2024
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
Poll of European plastics consumers ranks Repsol top overall supplier / “Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2020” provides rankings for materials companies / Average user ratings decline
SIBUR
Polief subsidiary to produce recycled PET from mid-2022
TITAN-POLYMER
Gazprombank invests in production plant for PET, BOPET film / Bobst to supply vacuum metalliser
DRPIC
Intent to build new facility for PP and HDPE / Material production with LydondellBasell processes
BENVIC
Belgian PVC compounder acquires Italy's Luc & Bel
AMERICHEM
Acquisition of Danish compounds and masterbatch producer Controlled Polymers
POLYPLASTICS
20,000 t/y COC plant planned / Start-up expected by mid-2023
KUIBYSHEVAZOT
Russian group starts first European PA 6 compounding line in Germany
TOSAF
Israeli compounder unveils new metallic colour masterbatch
STYRENICS RECYCLING
Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo spearhead new sustainability project / Pilot plant for feedstock recycling in France
RECYCLING
Major firms join "HolyGrail 2.0" project to evaluate digital watermarks for plastic packaging
ALPLA
New HPDE recycling plant in Mexico to open in H2 2021
LINDNER WASHTECH
Slovenian recycler opens plant for polyethylene and polypropylene
CROMWELL POLYTHENE
UK firm increases recycling capacity / Production of 100% recycled films
BRIGHT GREEN PLASTICS
Former Imerplast business opens doors to new recycling plant
USA
Power supply instability delays restart of US polymer production after storms / Normalisation in the second half of October at the earliest / Shortages for PE, PVC and PC / Worst hurricane season since 2005
TURKEY
Plastics industry posts fall in demand and output in first half / Contraction predicted for 2020 / Domestic market hindered by taxes and low-value products
GERMANY'S PLASTICS MARKETS
New Conversio study looks at material flows in 2019 / Decline in raw material production and plastics processing / Upward trend for recycling comes to a sudden halt / Corona crisis leaves major scars
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Date of print: 23/10/2020
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