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PIE issue 1072
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: March/April 2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene March 2021: Hefty triple-digit increases / Shortage in Europe expected to continue / US converters siphon off much of available material / Demand to remain strong
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene March 2021: Notations surge / Tight supply decouples prices from C3 / More hikes inevitable in April
POLYMER PRICES
PVC March 2021: Lack of plasticisers restricting compound production / Pastes getting off lightly / Price hikes set to continue in April
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics March 2021: Meteoric rise of prices / All-time highs for all materials / Supply situation worsens for PS and EPS / New premiums in April
POLYMER PRICES
PET March 2021: European prices skyrocket / PTA outage in Belgium severely reduces availability as bottle season begins / Imports still scarce / Distinct hikes continue worldwide
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics March 2021: Shortage of cable, pipe and headlamps for end-users / Major triple-digit increases / Producers unable to meet demand / US facilities provide glimmer of hope
BIESTERFELD
Distribution of Dow silicone products in Hungary / Complete takeover of Biesterfeld Suisse
NORDMANN
Distribution of Evonik's monomer range / “Visiomer” flame-retardant coatings
DOMO
Bamberger Polymers to distribute products in North America
SOLVAY
Nevicolor takes over Italian distribution of sulfone-based, high-performance polymers
SNETOR
Distribution agreement with Ascend for polyamide range
BASF
German chemicals and plastics giant dons green-coloured glasses / Lower carbon emissions and higher share of renewables are key / Sustainability could also be a business
PLASTIC ENERGY
Recycling unit planned with ExxonMobil in France / Initial recycling capacity of 25,000 t/y
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
KI Group webinar “Turbulence on the plastics markets” / Price specialists answer questions from 700 participants / Not every force majeure is a force majeure / Purchasing should be more involved in decision-making
TURKEY
Pagev: Processors to boycott imported polymers from 1 April / Chinese associations said to be on board / Price 'crash' expected by June
RETOURMATRAS
Contract with H&S Anlagentechnik for chemical recycling of PU mattresses
DOW POLYURETHANES
Testing of blockchain platform for use with “Renuva” mattress recycling programme
RECTICEL
PU foam producer acquires Polish manufacturer of PIR panels
COVESTRO
Piloting of PU foam recycling process / Development of intelligent sorting system / Part of European “PUReSmart” project
REPSOL
Plans of Spain's first PU foam recycling plant at Puertollano / Verification by Volkswagen of emissions tests on car parts
PLASTICS INDUSTRY USA
Congress introduces “Break Free From Plastics Pollution Act of 2021”/ Opposition from trade association
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Switzerland: Plastics tax definitively “off the table”
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Mallorca outlaws various single-use items / Tourists set to feel impact of bans
UK
Introduction of tax for packaging with less than 30% recyclate / Treasury predicts 40% rise in reclaimed plastics use
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EuPC: Throwaway paper products embedded with plastics must not be exempt from SUP directive
POLYETHYLENE
Eurostat figures show large influx from the US / Saudi Arabia displaced as leading importer / Focus on high-quality LLD and HD grades / European production under increasing pressure
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