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PIE issue 1026
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: April / May 2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene April 2019: Producers manage to halt margin decline / Reports of first margin increases too / Signs point upward for May due to rising costs, dwindling supply and livelier demand
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene April 2019: Producers' gains modest / Demand still soft after Easter / Auto weakness brakes compounds / Cost rise will pull prices up in May
POLYMER PRICES
PVC April 2019: Pro-rata ethylene reference passed on in most cases / Sufficient quantities available despite isolated production bottlenecks / Cost development points to a rise in May
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics April 2019: Prices continue uptrend / Margins slightly below cost change / Subdued demand for PS and ABS / Slight increases likely in May
POLYMER PRICES
PET April 2019: Weak rollovers predominate / Demand remains disappointing while costs stagnate / Seasonal firming expected in May
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics April 2019: Producers regulate supply to keep notations mostly stable / Demand remains slow / Price cuts for polyamides probable in May
TRINSEO
Polycarbonate business could be up for grabs / "Strategic alternatives" sought for plant in Germany
PETROCHINA
Construction start for ethylene hub at Korla City / LyondellBasell licence
PREFERE RESINS
Phenolic resins producer acquires Ineos' melamine resins activities
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
China has world market share of over 40% following expansion measures / Low capacity utilisation worldwide / Producers want to halt further fall in market price
ESSEL PROPACK
Investment firm Blackstone to acquire majority stake in leading laminate tubes maker
DANAFLEX
Russian packaging manufacturer opens plant in Czech Republic
AUGROS
French cosmetics packaging manufacturer invests in plastic metallisation / Profit quadrupled in 2018
RPC
EU approves takeover by Berry / US decision pending
TEKNI-PLEX
Acquisition of three Amcor medical packaging plants in US / Deal to resolve US anti-trust concerns with proposed Amcor-Bemis merger
GREIF
IBC manufacturer invests in second blow moulding machine for its Dutch plant / Food-grade containers
SEALED AIR
European customer centre opened in Italy
BILCARE RESEARCH
Capacity expansion for PET film / Shrink and medical device films
RECYCLING GERMANY
Federal cartel office intends to block merger of two waste management firms / Proposed takeover of DSD by Remondis could lead to higher market prices
PU RECYCLING
Aimplas project created to develop new chemical recycling process for polyurethane waste
RE-MATCH
Danish recycler of synthetic turf plans international expansion / New plant to be built in the Netherlands
TERAPLAST
Spin-off focuses on PVC recycling / Post-industrial and post-consumer waste from Romania and Europe
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
EuPC launches platform for monitoring recycled plastics usage / Available to plastics converters in six EU countries
SPAIN
Production value of plastics processing declines slightly / Employment now above the pre-crisis level / GDP growth loses dynamism / Political uncertainties continue
GLOBAL TRADE
Decline in proportion of goods traded across borders / Rubber and plastics trade intensity falls to 22.8% / Value chains more reliant on highly skilled labour / New priorities for location decisions / McKinsey report
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Date of print: 17/06/2019
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