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PIE issue 1038
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Plastics industry establishes clarity on global plastics flows for the first time / Study based on data from 44 countries shows differentiated picture / More specifically targeted measures should be planned more specifically
CHINA
Sharp change of direction toward circular economy / Away from industrial civilisation to ecological civilisation / Representatives of China at "K"
WORLD PLASTICS COUNCIL
International alliance meets at "K 2019" / Advocacy is the priority / China's circular plans focus on technology and biopolymers / EPR schemes controversial
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: October/November 2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene October 2019: Factoring-in of cost increase is again the norm / Rises nevertheless sometimes less than reference increase / US imports begin to have an impact / Ethylene reference for November down / Price cuts on the cards
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene October 2019: Poor demand curbs margin gains / Producer prices fall / Lower propylene reference foreshadows November downswing
POLYMER PRICES
PVC October 2019: Market remains too weak to improve margins / Slight concessions still the rule instead / Sinking ethylene reference indicates November development
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics October 2019: Price curve turns down again / Minimal transfer of SM cost reduction / Oversupply and weak demand / Further discounts foreseeable
POLYMER PRICES
PET October 2019: Notations continue to crumble / Market situation still liquid / Demand subdued / Virtually no revival in sight / November set to remain bleak / Tendency to grant reductions remains
ALBIS
Separation of distribution and compounding business / More competencies for the new divisions / Weak automotive industry depresses sales
AMP-POLYMIX
Distribution group surpasses the EUR 100m sales mark / New warehouse in Morocco / Extended portfolio with Sabic products
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics October 2019: Prices start to dive / First part of quarterly reductions reflected in the monthly transactions / More decreases expected in November / Sales in crisis mode
ALPEK
Purchase of Lotte Chemical's UK PET plant / First acquisition outside the Americas
GRUPA AZOTY
Update on PP project in Police / PDH Polska rebranded as Polyolefins
BASF / ADANI
Borealis and Adnoc partners for India petrochemical project / USD 4 bn investment
LYONDELLBASELL
New catalysis-based chemical recycling scheme / Pilot plant at Ferrara / First samples of Samsonite suitcases made with recycled plastics at “K 2019”
SELENIS
Chemical recycling of PET / Test run for industrial production
NESTE
Partnership with Remondis to develop chemical recycling process for plastic waste / Target capacity of above 200,000 t/y
CLOSURE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
North American business to be sold to Cerberus / Sales of USD 861m
UNILEVER
Commitment to halve virgin plastics use by 2025 / Pledge to help collect and process 600,000 t plastic packaging annually / CEO says need to rethink design
HUHTAMAKI
Flexible packaging expansions through takeovers in South Africa and India
PLASTIC PACKAGING
EuPC says EU member states should reject multiannual financial framework / Levy could lead industry into recession / Long-term consequences are unpredictable
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Italy's tax proposal opposed by EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE / Thousands of jobs could be put at risk / Consumers would spend more
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Sales fall by 37% in England / Austria sees 28% decline in quantity used against 2014
POLYURETHANE MARKET
Asia-Pacific PU products output to rise 4% per year to 2023 / Strong growth in China adhesives and flexible foams / IAL Consultants report
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks October 2019: Isocyanates and polyols deteriorate / Producers hold MDI hike plans / Demand stabilises in part but still weak
© 2019 by Plastics Information Europe, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 16/12/2019
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