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PIE issue 1030
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: June/July 2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene June 2019: Most contracts fixed with a rollover / Supply returns to normal / Business generally slow / Significant price cuts expected across the board in July
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene June 2019: Most contracts roll over / Long supply pressures copo / Demand generally weak / C3 slide heralds substantial rebates in July
POLYMER PRICES
PVC June 2019: Rollovers predominate on European market / No bottlenecks despite production curtailments / Exports on the increase / Declining costs and weak demand mean prices expected to fall
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics June 2019: Notations plummet by three digits / Price correction after SM crash / Market characterised by oversupply and weak demand / Discounts expected in July
POLYMER PRICES
PET June 2019: Notations fall more sharply than in May / Demand remains weak overall / Favourable import offers / Will the current hot summer weather last for a few weeks?
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics June 2019: Majority of prices on the decline / Weak automotive demand puts more pressure on notations / Downtrend likely to continue in July
CHEVRON PHILLIPS
Reuters reports acquisition plan for Nova Chemicals / Further concentration on the North American PE market?
EXXONMOBIL / SABIC
Texas cracker complex receives green light / Start-up in 2022
BRASKEM
Owner Odebrecht files for bankruptcy protection
BASF
New structural realignment plans unveiled / 6,000 job losses to up to 2021
LYONDELLBASELL
Thai JV to add fourth PP plant / Growing demand in Southeast Asia
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
"Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019": Nine producers awarded / Vynova wins overarching prize for customer communication / Ceremony at EuPC conference in Berlin
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
Automotive industry hitting the brakes is noticeable in the first quarter / Decline in sales of technical parts / Picture is one of uncertainty
ONDAPLAST
Italian sheet manufacturer opens plant in Serbia
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
Acquisition of US stock shapes manufacturer APT / Synergies in injection moulding and extrusion
SENOPLAST
Ground-breaking ceremony for new production facility in China / Plant expansion in Mexico
INTER PRIMO
Danish profile manufacturer acquires Essentra's extrusion business
SOLVAY
PARA rod stock from Drake Medical Plastics / Alternative to prototype tooling for single-use medical devices
PLASTICS MACHINERY USA
Domestic sales fall quarter-on-quarter, rise year-on-year / Exports ebb slightly in Q1 / Weaker economy and trade issues cloud outlook
PLASTICS MACHINERY CHINA
Wages rising sharply / German and Austrian machinery manufacturers continue to hire local employees / VDMA survey
PLASTICS MACHINERY GERMANY
Deteriorating outlook for 2019 as orders fall in Q1 / Growth in 2018 lower than anticipated / China takes top export position
FRANCE
Trade association Elipso welcomes bottle deposit scheme consultation / Concern over access to rPET for packaging
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Switzerland bans bisphenol A and bisphenol S in thermal paper / EU to follow in 2020
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Several African countries ban single-use plastics to fight pollution / Many plastic carrier bag bans already in effect
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Canadian government proposes SUP ban from 2021 / Based on European model
PLASTICS AND CLIMATE
NGOs publish study on impact of plastics production on the environment / Call to stop future petrochemicals development / Ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions sought
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Ingestion of microplastics widespread / Drinking a lot of bottled water increases particle consumption / Canadian study sees health concerns
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Date of print: 20/08/2019
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