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PIE issue 1050
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: April/May 2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene April 2020: Order activity varies / Producers consider controlling supply / More price cuts expected in May after cost of ethylene drops again
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene April 2020: Triple-digit rebates across the board / Coronavirus hits automotive demand / Compounding lines shut / More rebates likely in May
POLYMER PRICES
PVC April 2020: Notations fall after cost of ethylene plunges / Producers hang on to margin component / Further price reductions expected in May
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics April 2020: Prices continue to plummet / Partial transfer of cost reductions / Softening in the course of the month / Coronavirus crisis shapes demand / Smaller discounts expected in May
POLYMER PRICES
PET April 2020: Plunging costs cushioned by sudden boom in demand / Disinfectants to prevent spread of Covid-19 need packaging / Price pressure continues
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics April 2020: Small price cuts initially / Hesitant pick-up in demand / Volume planning in price negotiations / Substantial reductions expected in May
KÖKSAN
Turkish packaging manufacturer plans to double PET resin production / Second line planned to start in 2022
INEOS
Chemical recycling from late 2023 / Pact with Plastic Energy to use “Tacoil” feedstock
MITSUI CHEMICALS
Expansion of cyclic olefin copolymer capacity in Japan
DOW
Q1 results contract due to Covid-19 pandemic and oil price fall / Suspension of select production units
COVESTRO
All operating segments affected by coronavirus pandemic in Q1 / Reduced production rates on several continents
RECYCLING
Waste management considered essential in Covid-19 pandemic / Germany's bvse calls for interest-free loans for recyclers / Unrestricted EU waste flows urgently needed
RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
Agreement to install chemical recycling site at Dutch research hub
APK
EUR 1m investment in lab facility for plastics recycling
INTERSEROH
Laboratory accreditation for plastics recycling centre in Slovenia
BASF
Plastics segments already significantly weaker / Q2 will show actual consequences of coronavirus pandemic / Only few plant shutdowns to date
PSB INDUSTRIES
Acquisition of Pochet's Qualipac cancelled / Dramatic decline in sales due to Covid-19
AVIATION
Aircraft JV between Boeing and Embraer terminated / Reorganisation at Boeing to prepare for post-pandemic recovery
GUALA CLOSURES
Investindustrial offers EUR 91m for minority stake
BOREALIS
Buyout of Nova's 50% stake / Wider North American footprint
HEXCEL / WOODWARD
Merger falls victim to coronavirus
TRELLEBORG
Divestment of moulded elastomer component operations in Sweden and Estonia
PACKAGING ASIA
More than half of new global growth will be in Asia / Flexible plastic sector to grow the fastest / Smithers report
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
Coronavirus pandemic boosts demand in US and Europe / Sharp rise in growth predicted for 2020
PLASTICS RECYCLING UK
Black plastic packaging re-think needed / End market for recyclate can drive circularity / Recoup update report
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
LLDPE: Europe becomes the stage for a sales battle for film grades / Prices for C4 and C6 materials nearly equal in some areas / Can plastics converters benefit from the price pressure?
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Date of print: 05/06/2020
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