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PIE issue 1102
POLYMER PRICES
PVC June 2022: Slight price drop for base material / Clearer reductions for S-PVC (U), pastes / Noticeable demand weakness / More declines expected in July
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene June 2022: Polymer prices start declining despite C2 rollover / Widespread uncertainty on the consumer side / More imports and less demand put quotations under pressure in July as well
POLYMER PRICES
PET June 2022: Seasonal demand clearly picking up / Higher feedstock costs raise prices / Attractive imports boost supply / Further increases expected in July
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics June 2022: Minor price shifts for PS, EPS / Oversupply weighs on ABS / Recession concerns, holiday season dampen demand / Price uptrend in July fuelled by hefty premium on styrene
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene June 2022: The polymer is facing its Waterloo on the market / Declines now predominate / Solid European output plus imports swell inventories / Bleak outlook for July
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: June/July 2022
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics June 2022: Regional price spread increasing dramatically in Europe / Precursors costs cannot be passed on / Lower demand from customer markets
ENERGY MARKETS
European Parliament passes EU reform package / Response to war-related energy crunch / Chemical producers slam new export rules / Debates on ETS scheme
ENERGY MARKETS
Europe scrambles to secure Middle East LNG / TotalEnergies set to lead expansion of Qatar's North Field
NATURAL GAS SUPPLY
MD of Plastics Europe Deutschland: Lower Russian gas flows could push resin making outside Europe / Lower-cost production areas would profit
ARAB GULF STATES
Higher prices for oil, gas lift GDP in GCC countries / GlobalData raises 2022 growth forecast to 4.4% / Polymer exports of trading bloc continue to rise
MALAYSIA
Plastics market to increase 3% annually / Packaging for food, beverages to drive growth / Mordor Intelligence report
CHINA
The People's Republic turns to lightweighting and bio-based, recycled plastics / Beijing to ban conventional plastic packaging from express delivery outlets
REPSOL
Construction of a plant for UHMW-PE in Spain / Investment of EUR 105 mn
DUPONT
Divestment of POM business / Sales talks to start soon
POLYSTYRENELOOP
German EPS converters rescue Terneuzen recycling plant from insolvency / Plant to restart soon
AVANTIUM
Offtake agreement with Carlsberg / Further step in commercialisation of PEF / Fibre beer bottle to be trialled at European summer festivals
DOMO CHEMICALS
Further expansion in North America / Search for polyamide waste collection partners
INTERVIEW
“Chemical recycling is going in a direction that has not existed before” – Heikki Färkkilä, VP of chemical recycling at Neste, talks about the company's developments and its vision for the future
CHEMICAL RECYCLING
Technology has a role in circular economy / Significant growth projected if current constraints are overcome / Better sorting infrastructure needed / McKinsey analysis
PLASTICS WASTE
OECD: plastic waste volumes could nearly triple by 2060 / Rate of resin consumption to outpace other materials
LOGISTICS
Endless container chaos / Cancelled flights, port strikes further reduce transport capacity / Is the German holiday ban on lorries finally sending drivers around the bend?
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Date of print: 15/08/2022
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