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PIE issue 992
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2017: Price cuts dominate despite stable costs / Stock reductions, imports and problem-free production lines / Ethylene reference higher in December / Rollover nevertheless probable
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2017: Inventory drawdown rebates stimulate demand as intended / Cost pass-through may put upward pressure on December notations
POLYMER PRICES
PVC November 2017: Strikingly good demand keeps prices stable / Rollovers predominate / Margin expansions halted / Exceptional purchasing activity in December too / Slight upward movement possible
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics November 2017: Prices yielding again / PS and ABS follow cost trend / Market tightness allows EPS suppliers to improve margins / Prices trending up in December
POLYMER PRICES
PET November 2017: Noticeable reductions / Brisk import activity / Demand slumps / Margins shrink / Weakness likely to continue on into December
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: November / December 2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics November 2017: Fresh price rally in the offing / Initial rises for nearly all types / Supply becomes tighter / Increasing feedstock costs will drive prices up further in December
LYONDELLBASELL / SUEZ
Joint acquisition of Dutch plastics recycler / New PP and PE recyclate products from consumer waste
HUNTSMAN
Expansion of TPU production in Germany
EXXONMOBIL
MoU for chemical complex in China / Cracker and downstream units envisaged
LANXESS
New compounding plant for PA and PBT in China / Start-up in 2019
R&P POLYPLASTIC
Strategy to boost compounding capacity and exports / Russian producer seeks to enter European market / New PPS compound
COVERIS
Restructuring of packaging group into four segments / Divestment of Rigid and Americas businesses?
CAPRI SUN
Purchase of Italian films manufacturer Porta Imballaggi / Group intends to become world's biggest pouch-pack manufacturer
BERRY GLOBAL
Acquisition of films producer Clopay for USD 475m / Rationalisation synergies
HUHTAMAKI
Packaging group invests EUR 11m to build new factory in Finland / Production of takeaway containers
KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST
Films producer opens innovation centre in Spain for food and consumer packaging
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Sale of Labels division to Multi-Color complete / Plans to strengthen food and pharma businesses
ES-PLASTIC
Investor RiverRock sells shares to French packaging group Proplast
4PET RECYCLING
Dutch recycler plans large-scale PET tray recycling / Cooperation with Afvalfonds Verpakkingen for "Tray 2 Tray"
PLASTICS RECYCLING
Launch of "Demeto" project to recycle European PET waste / Chemical technology developed by gr3n
RECYCLING
PolyStyreneLoop inaugurates first European demo plant / Treatment of flame-retarded EPS and XPS foam
PLASTICS RECYCLING
US and European industry associations collaborate / Standardisation of global testing protocols for recycled plastics
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Consumer goods group Henkel participating in initiative against plastics waste in Haiti / Partnership with Plastic Bank
SPAIN
Catalonia's quest for independence clouds economic prospects / Region is plastics industry heavyweight / Strikes and demonstrations ahead of new elections
SPAIN
Economic revival spurs growth in plastic packaging / GlobalData report
AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS
Increasing demand for automotive plastic fasteners / Global market estimated at USD 2.18 bn in 2016 / Grand View Research report
ELECTROMOBILITY
Joint venture Ionity to set up pan-European charging network / 400 charging stations by 2020
UNITI
Electric city car made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics to be built in Sweden / Delivery from 2019 on / Siemens and Kuka partners
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Date of print: 19/01/2018
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