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PIE issue 1096
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: March/April 2022
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene March 2022: War in Ukraine causes uncertainty / Prices explode due to soaring energy costs / Some converters consider closing down production lines
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene March 2022: First price wave from Ukraine crisis triggers triple-digit rises despite soft demand / Uncertainty dogs European market / Massive hikes foreseeable for April
POLYMER PRICES
PVC March 2022: Prices continue climb, hit new highs again / Pricing spat over base material / April increases set to dampen demand for compounds / High inflation rattles market
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics March 2022: Triple-digit rise for PS, increase for EPS white only slightly lower / Heterogeneous price changes for ABS / Extreme uncertainty / Massive increases due to sharp cost surge in April
POLYMER PRICES
PET March 2022: Unique situation as pandemic, war boosts prices / Start of spring, tight supply situation cause run on resin / Little change likely in April
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics March 2022: Market in state of shock / Tight supply expected to spur April prices despite weak demand / Little relief from glass-fibre imports / Automotive troubles remain
UKRAINE
War hits plastics processors / Stoppages at units in Ukraine, Russia / Concerns rise over price hikes, supply shortages / Moscow mulls expropriations
SINOPEC
Russian sanctions delay investment plans with Sibur, threaten financing for Amur facility – report / Ethylene production rises 10% in 2021
TOTALENERGIES
Company to end Russian oil, petroleum product purchases by year's end / Suspension of business activities in Russia
EUROPEAN ECONOMY
German, Spanish inflation hit highest marks since 1980s / Ukraine war spurs price surge
PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
More companies board sustainability train / Mass balance, ISCC Plus are the watchwords
PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
More companies achieve ISCC Plus status / Steps toward greener polymer production and marketing
NOVOLEX
US packaging group sold to investment company Apollo
BERRY GLOBAL
Establishment of centre of excellence in UK / Analysis of waste scrap to boost recyclate quality / Assistance in compliance with UK Plastics Tax
COFFEE CAPSULES
NatureWorks, IMA partnership to develop compostable pods / Trials commence
AXIUM PACKAGING
French processor moves HQ, two units to new production site
AMCOR
Australian group to end exports from Russia “as soon as possible”
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
PepsiCo, Starbucks plan to move away from SUPs / PepsiCo Germany partners up with WWF
ZALANDO
Plans to shift from plastic to kraft paper shipping bags / Plastic "polybags" still part of product range
RECYCLING
Alliances needed for packaging waste solutions / Brand owners, technology firms from sector should play active roles / VTT discussion paper
RECYCLING
Report calls for better labelling of plastic products / Call to focus on sustainability
UK
Around 80% firms set to pay plastics packaging tax still in the dark about new regime
RECYCLING
Study says rPET can contaminate drinks more than virgin resin / Researchers call for “super cleaning”
TURKEY
Record output, imports, exports of plastics products in 2021 / Resin production unchanged / War threatens material supply from Russia
CHINAPLAS
Plastics trade fair postponed indefinitely due to pandemic control measures / German organisers optimistic about K 2022 in October
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Date of print: 18/05/2022
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