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PIE issue 1087
POLAND
Plastics industry upbeat / Economy booming, raw materials scarce and expensive / Polymer consumption up 3-4% in 2020 / Car sector slowing due to lack of microchips
A SHORT Q&A
Anna Kozera-Szalkowska, MD of Plastics Europe Polska, talks about coping with pandemic-related challenges
ENERGY COSTS
So-called energy cost surcharges cause increasing resentment among processors / Contractual, antitrust concerns
PLASTICS PROCESSING EUROPE
PCE warns of dangers from energy surcharges / Plastics converters may choose to exit Europe
TRINSEO
Plastics group looks to sell styrene, PS operations / Focus on engineering polymers, specialities / Acquisitions, raw material cost-transfer drive quarterly results
LANXESS
German group plans separate company for PA, PBT operations / Various options under consideration / Strong Q3 growth
BEWI
EPS specialist to buy competitor Jackon / Acquisitions in Belgium, UK / Strong organic growth / One shop warns of Bewi's “oppressive” power
SABIC
Idled UK cracker in Wilton to restart / GBP 850m capital injection from Aramco
INEOS
“Green” hydrogen for European chemical sites / Decarbonising energy supply
LYONDELLBASELL
PP, PE with measurable C14 renewable content / Feedstock from Neste made of bio-based waste
UK
Parliament puts new environment bill on statute books / Legislation threatens taxes on single-use plastics / Call for ‘consistent' recycling network across England
PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
US trade organisation's report says plastics have lower environmental impact over lifecycle than other materials
PLASTICS RECYCLERS EUROPE
Flexible film reclaim capacity up nearly 10% in 2020 / More growth expected from added collection, better sorting
REMONDIS
Acquisition of Veolia Recycling Solutions Nordic / Expansion of Scandinavian footprint
GREEN GROUP
Expansion of PET recycling in Slovakia / Renaming, integration of bottle processor Ekolumi
TRIOWORLD
Swedish agricultural film manufacturer acquires recycling company Reviva
CORRECTION - ALIPLAST
Recycling plant for plastics waste in Italy / Cooperation with NextChem
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend November 2021: Rocketing prices / Some triple-digit increases due to higher feedstock and energy cost / Record levels for many types / Converters hold back on buying behaviour
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate November 2021: Cost transfer succeeds across the board in November / High price level stifles demand in some areas / Agricultural sector could face a bottleneck in spring
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate November 2021: Converters force rollover for all types / Calm prices expected well into January / Vicious cycle of low processing rate and lack of base material
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Rise in monomer price affects PE / PP market still suffering under automotive crisis
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane November 2021: Hard-bargaining processors achieve rollovers and discounts / Weakening demand in all sectors / Higher cost of energy and logistics will factor into prices in January
POLYMER PRICES
Russia October 2021: Maintenance, lack of imports spur prices / HDPE sees highest increase / Trends set to continue over next few weeks
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2021: Polyolefin markets calmer / PVC unaffected by events in Europe / Engineering thermoplastics move sideways, but situation remains tense
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics October 2021: Increases in average prices across the board in volatile trading / Sharp drop toward end of month as Beijing announces coal price relief / November weakness expected
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics October 2021: Higher prices for PA 6, POM, PMMA, PBT / Declines for ABS, PC / Generally low demand
CHINA
Dual control energy policy hits polyolefins / Coal prices also play major role
POLYURETHANE FOAMS EUROPE
2020 presented a range of challenges / Sharp rise in demand in H2 / Slabstock foam sees almost 4% increase / Higher growth in foam production in Southeast Europe
POLYURETHANE FOAM
Europur outlines end-of-life options / Progress on chemical recycling projects / Initiatives needed to collect mattress and furniture waste, create markets for recyclate
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