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PIE issue 1076
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: May/June 2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene May 2021: Notations continue to rise / Rate of increase slows down considerably due to high price level and falling demand / Price plateau likely
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene May 2021: Tight market drives notations even higher / Producers with exaggerated hike plans / New record prices dampen demand
POLYMER PRICES
PVC May 2021: Prices climb for the 12th straight month / Supply bottlenecks still dominate market / Shortages in additive components / Converters seek price relief
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics May 2021: Prices at historic highs / Serious bottlenecks for ABS and EPS / Massive decrease of SM contract in June still likely to end bull market
POLYMER PRICES
PET May 2021: Price increases coming to an end / Record rates already trimmed / Production situation improves / Demand remains slack due to weather / Across-the-board reductions seem possible in June
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics May 2021: Prices generally continue to rise irrespective of the drop in feedstock costs / Occasional signs of a plateau / High prices and weakness in automotive industry slow down business
INEOS STYROLUTION
ABS production in France delayed until second half of 2021
PKN ORLEN
Green light to start largest petrochemical project in Europe / Expansion of olefins complex to boost cracker capacity by 60%
RECYCLING
Dow, LyondellBasell, Nova Chemicals join together to reclaim polyolefins / Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund starts with USD 25m
ARKEMA
Acquisition of Italian compounder Agiplast / PA 11 plant in Singapore on track / Specialty materials drive Q1 earnings
BASF
Plans for 2 GW North Sea wind farm with utility giant RWE / Output would supply a quarter of Ludwigshafen's power needs
LOTTE
Range of chemically recycled MABS products / Application in BIC razors
WALMART
World's largest retailer to cut virgin plastic in packaging by 2025 / Company yields to push by environmental group
AMAZON
Shareholders vote down proposal on plastic packaging report / CEO Bezos says he's proud of climate-change related work
UNILEVER
Over 99% of shareholders back Climate Transition Action Plan / Target of net zero emissions by 2039 / Packaging technology receives RecyClass approval
MIGROS
Retail co-operative finally starts plastics collection in Switzerland
COCA-COLA
Beverage behemoth to boost recyclate content of PET bottles in Germany / Over 30,000 t of virgin material to be replaced
RAW MATERIALS
German builders hit by lack of materials / “Unprecedented” shortages in industry / ifo report
HELLA
Automotive segment shows slight improvement / Situation to turn more critical in coming months
ARVAI PLASTICS
Austrian automotive supplier invests in new injection moulding site
GRAMMER
Situation improves after poor 2020 / Joint venture with Chinese truckmaking giant
RECTICEL
Polyurethane foam producer says Greiner takeover offer "too low" / Higher earnings expected
RÖCHLING
German plastics group with weak results / Robust industry business / Material bottlenecks until third quarter
RAW MATERIALS Q&A
Powerless in the face of force majeure? / What converters need to know if their supplier stops delivering
PLASTICS WASTE
Greenpeace report assails UK and German shipments of polymer refuse to Turkey / German packaging waste should be returned, Turkish officials say
PLASTICS WASTE
Turkey to end PE scrap imports on 3 July / Recyclers left scrambling / Calls for better reclaim schemes in Europe
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
WTO's Informal Dialogue group seeks to address plastics trade data gaps / Talks on transparency, international cooperation / Trade and environment committee discusses climate change, sustainability
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Date of print: 23/06/2021
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