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PIE issue 1109
K 2022
70 years of K / Energy crisis, circular economy and climate protection leading topics / More than 3,000 exhibitors from 60 countries / German firms to cover over one-third of floor space
PVC INDUSTRY
Converters hard hit by high prices, supply chain problems / Sector worst affected by forces majeures / Ccurrent utilisation rates in Europe only at about 76%
ENERGY COSTS
Natural gas prices ease / Decline in crude demand continues / Industrial raw materials prices lower
RUSSIA
EU sanctions on feedstocks, resins slash Russian production / Industry source says half of methanol capacity offline / Logistics issues, discounts slow exports to Asia
LANXESS / ADVENT
Merger of polymer producers to result in three operating divisions / Headquarters planned near Düsseldorf, Germany
BASF
Earnings down sharply in Q3 / Losses in Germany / Half a billion in cost cuts planned
MERAXIS
Distributor buys plastics unit of French competitor Fournier / Expansion in North Africa
SAFIC-ALCAN
Acquisition of two Brazilian chemical distributors / Safic-Alcan Brasil established
REPSOL
Plans for distribution of PP compounds, sustainable PP production in Morocco
DOMO CHEMICALS
Polyamide distribution via De Monchy expanded to Benelux
RESINEX
Belgian distributor to sell Aquapak PVOH-based resin / Focus on Europe
PLASTICS RECYCLING
Report shows bigger climate impact from chemical recycling / Call for focus on mechanical recycling and reducing packaging waste
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
Online platform MORE tapped by project to recycle home appliances
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Call for urgent shift to a sustainable and low-emissions model / Transformation could double industry's size, create 29 mn new jobs
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
New EU regulation aims to pave way for recyclate use in food packaging / Interview with IK managing director Martin Engelmann
PACKAGING
Healthy growth of global PCR resin to 2026 / Food-contact products lead the way / Clearer rules needed for recyclate in disparate applications
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2022: Price declines for feedstocks, base polymers, compounds / Cooler economy, rising interest rates slow purchasing / More reductions in October
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics September 2022: Mixed price trends/ Demand recovers for most polymers/ Market needs more time to calm down
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics September 2022: Prices of some polymers rebounded / Demand recovered / Automotive sector strengthening
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend October 2022: Prices defy feedstock cost declines / Dynamics differ for polyolefins, styrenics / Recession worries pressure demand
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate October 2022: Further discounts on all grades / Weak demand prevents transfer of high energy costs / Recyclers shut down plants / Downward pressure continues
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate October 2022: Downward trend loses energy / General shift towards price stability / Recycling companies, converters bear difficult cost situation
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Declines end / Slight hikes for individual types / Few spot deals
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks October 2022: TDI soars to astronomical heights / Improvement in demand stabilises / Production cutbacks in intermediate products with barely any consequences so far / Additional price hikes
POLAND
Plastics industry: Post-pandemic investment activity rebounds / Energy crunch sparks pessimism / Recycling sector on brink of collapse
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Date of print: 26/11/2022
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