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PIE issue 986
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
USA: Petrochemical industry drowning in floods following hurricane near Houston / Historic catastrophe
POLYAMIDE MARKET
Automotive sector drives growth / Global demand to increase by over 6% to 2025 / Europe and USA could be pressured by Asian capacity build-up / Grand View Research report
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: August / September 2017
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene August 2017: Notations oscillate around a rollover / Pipe grades fall slightly / Considerable turbulence probable in September / Increase in reference price rendered insignificant by catastrophic storm in US
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene August 2017: Rollover dominates / Some very low prices pulled upward / Palpable price hikes likely in September / Rising costs and extreme tightness in North America
POLYMER PRICES
PVC August 2017: Stability predominated during this quiet holiday month / September could prove to be turbulent / Impact of catastrophe in Houston should provide a boost
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics August 2017: Only minor price changes / Slight reductions on PS and ABS and slight premiums on EPS due to supply tightness / Sharp price increase on all materials in September
POLYMER PRICES
PET August 2017: Prices still rising / Wider spread in evidence / Tight market situation allowing margin increases for producers / September still on upward trend / Impact of US hurricane unpredictable
FLUOROPOLYMERS
Global PTFE prices continue to rise / Tight supply due to plant closures in China
ASHLAND
Impact of fire and force majeure in Marl / Earliest restart for BDO and THF production in late September
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics August 2017: Generally quiet summer month / Stability dominates with traditional materials / Situation with PMMA becomes increasingly dramatic / Upward pressure mounts on a broad front
HIP PETROHEMIJA
Debt cut brings Gazprom closer to a takeover / Polyolefins producer hopes for investment
TORAY
PPS compounds production plans in Hungary / First plant in Europe
BRASKEM
Large-scale PE plant in Mexico helps lift H1 results / Debottlenecking of PP plants in Germany
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Supply bottlenecks due to railway line closure in southern Germany
ASAHI KASEI
Construction of plastics compounding plant in China
R&P POLYPLASTIC
Expansion of compounds production in Russia / Renovated extrusion line from Italy's ICMA
AKRO-PLASTIC
Two additional compounding lines in Germany / Capacity expansion for carbon fibre-reinforced materials
US PACKAGING FILMS
PET growth to outpace major resins / Rising barrier requirements in food applications drives demand / Strong growth in pharmaceuticals market / Freedonia report
FATRA
Czech plastics processor modernises plastic films production / New injection moulding machines for Ikea products
TREOFAN
BOPP films producer aims for growth in Turkey / Partnership with sales specialist Köylü
AEGG
Manufacturing plant expanded in the UK / Growing demand for PS, PET and PP food packaging
ORAFOL
Takeover of Rowland Technologies in the US
RESILUX
PET bottle manufacturer builds new plant in Germany
GREINER PACKAGING
Acquisition of remaining shares in Turkish joint venture / 100% subsidiary to be introduced at "Eurasia Packaging"
MANAGEMENT
Rising number of major insolvencies / Abundant cash reserves are risk driver / 25% of companies worldwide wait 88 days or more to get paid / Euler Hermes report
© 2017 by Plastics Information Europe, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 23/10/2017
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