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PIE issue 982
POLYMER PRICES
PVC June 2017: Notations for base material declining further / Tight supplies of titanium dioxide and plasticisers fuel price rises for ready-to-use materials / Market situation set to remain virtually unchanged in July
POLYMER PRICES
PET June 2017: Notations stabilising / Good weather pushes up demand significantly / Imports declining somewhat / Tendency to firm likely in July too
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene June 2017: Price cuts mostly much bigger than the fall in costs / Film grades under particularly acute pressure because of oversupply / More reductions in July / Will there be a trend turnaround before the end of the month?
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene June 2017: Price declines exceed reference price dip / Imports pad supply / Buyers hold out for rebates / Market could bottom out in July
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics June 2017: Notations for PS and EPS turn slightly upwards again / ABS tends further down / Demand lively / July expected to bring renewed rises for PS and EPS and reductions for ABS
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: June / July 2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics June 2017: June rollover repeats itself in July / Exception is PMMA that goes through the roof due to dramatic shortage of MMA / Subdued demand in the holiday period puts pressure on prices
DOW / DUPONT
All authorities clear merger / Loeb pushes six-way split / Dow Corning standalone?
TAKATA
Japanese airbag manufacturer makes bankruptcy application / US competitor Key Safety Systems takes over activities
CELANESE
Merger of acetate tow business with Blackstone / Projected sales of over USD 1 bn
POLYONE
Sale of former Spartech core area to Arsenal / Sheet, roll stock and packaging
VERSALIS
Eni's petrochemicals subsidiary back in the black after many years / Switch to higher-grade products pays off
BASF
PA and PBT compounding plant starts at Schwarzheide / Output gain of 70,000 t/y
CHEVRON PHILLIPS
PE units in Texas ready for Q3 start-up / USD 6 bn Gulf Coast Project
DOW CHEMICAL
Construction of enhanced LLDPE plant at Freeport completed / First of four projects
ELIX POLYMERS
ABS lines to be sold in North America by GP Materials
RESINEX
Distribution warehouse established in southern Germany
OLIN
New distribution pact with NRC / German-speaking Europe and Spain in focus
BODO MÖLLER
New branch office in Israel / Distributor for Huntsman Advanced Materials
BIESTERFELD PLASTIC
German distributor to market BASF's polystyrene portfolio
ALPLA
Packaging manufacturer opens plant in Egypt
UNITED CAPS
Acquisition of Dewit Plastics' closures operation / Deal will allow Dewit to focus on injection moulding
JABIL
US packaging group opens customer centre in Spain / Product development of Europe's big brands
JOKEY
Acquisition of Spanish packaging producer Treplas
GUALAPACK
Acquisition of Mexican plastics converter Excel Nobleza
JINDAL FILMS
Joint development of recyclable film for food packaging with TIPA / New polyester plant in the USA planned
SANNER
German packaging producer buys Jaco / Merger creates worldwide leader in effervescent packaging
TURKEY
Plastics sector fraught with structural difficulties / Dependence on imported raw materials / Private investments remain low / Upturn through economic stimulus programme / Pagev association demands removal of trade barriers
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Helmut Maurer, senior expert at the European Commission, about the circular economy in Europe / A paradigm shift needed for product design / Regulations for sustainability
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Date of print: 19/08/2017
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