www.pieweb.com
Strengthen your position in business negotiations!
  • European market reports for standard and engineering,
    thermoplastics, polyurethanes, recyclate, composites/GRP,
    feedstocks – more than 100 grades of polymer covered.
  • MyPrices – individually configured reports and e-mail alerts
  • Comparative and analytical tools
PIE issue 1010
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: August / September 2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene August 2018: Holiday lull dominates picture / Lack of demand weakens prices / Some minor reductions despite stable costs / Consolidation possible in September
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene August 2018: Notations remain flat / Slight impetus for hikes melts in summer sun / September could see increases
POLYMER PRICES
PVC August 2018: Reductions for standard PVC / Calls for a rollover fall on deaf ears / Market still tending toward oversupply / Hopes of seasonal pickup in demand for September
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics August 2018: Rollover results after slight increase in SM / Full cost transfer only for polystyrene / Problems with delivery / Holiday season governs demand / Hikes expected in September
POLYMER PRICES
PET August 2018: Prices still stable at high level despite improved supply / Explosion of PX costs in China driving the polyester world / Increases likely in September
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics August 2018: PA 6.6 situation continues to be very tense / Notations nevertheless largely stable in the holiday month / Stimulus for further price rises will remain effective into autumn
SAUDI ARAMCO
Subsidiary S-Oil conducts feasibility study for cracker complex in South Korea / Investment of more than USD 4 bn
FAINPLAST
Italian compounder expands operations
ECOBAT
Lead producer invests in added capacity for PP compounding / Takeover of Italian company Politec
SABIC
Polydist UK named distributor for Sabic's Specialties / PC resin and compounds
INEOS STYROLUTION
German producer to buy Total's PS business in China / Two plants in Ningbo and Foshan / French group to focus on European PS activities
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PA 6.6: BASF has pessimistic outlook on supply
IMCD
Dutch company to take over German distributor Velox
BRENNTAG
Take over of Belgian speciality polymers distributor Alphamin
VINMAR
Distributor forms polymers division for new US capacities / National and international trade
QUADPACK
Spanish cosmetic packaging manufacturer expands production of PMMA jars
SANNER
Expansion of injection moulding production in Hungary planned by German company / Medical packaging for European market
TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES
Acquisition of Colombian films producer Biofilm / On the heels of market leader Jindal
MULTIVAC
First production plant in eastern Europe / Introduction of "Snapsil" packaging for medical products
RPC BPI INDUPAC
New silos double storage capacity in Belgium / PE film business unit plans expansion
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
Waste associations support European Parliament's draft for more recyclate in drink bottles
ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING
EU draft law could threaten plastics recycling from e-waste / European associations view limit for flame retardant deca-BDE in recyclate as unrealistic
NESTE
Partners for plastics recycling project announced / Test plant to start in 2019 / "Game-changing" technology
PET TO PET RECYCLING
Austrian company recycles over 500m PET bottles in first half of 2018 / Up 7% on last year
MOL
Hungarian petchem company partners with German recycling specialist APK / New technology for central European market
L'ORÉAL
Partnership with chemical recycler Loop Industries / Incorporation of rPET into packaging
POLYSTYVERT
Canadian recycler with chemical recycling process for polystyrene / New plant in Québec / Higher-quality PS recyclate
TURKEY
Plastics industry so far manages to maintain growth / Resins consumption grows significantly again in 2018 / Trade associations call for government intervention / Appeal for stable relations with Europe
PLASTIC PACKAGING TURKEY
Production in Q1 2018 worth USD 5.5 bn / About 93% of production consumed domestically / Germany, Italy and France among top five exporters / Turkish lira devaluation creates uncertainty
FRANCE
Plans for virgin plastic packaging to become more expensive / Higher landfill taxation / Environment ministry calls for radical restructuring of French economy / Marine litter mission
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
UK government publishes consultation on disposable plastics tax / Chancellor Philip Hammond notes "extraordinary" public interest
© 2018 by Plastics Information Europe, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 22/10/2018
Ref: rxchqb45gdwsdd24rxgaxn2s
KIVBHI
All rights reserved.
Access und use is subject to our terms of use.
URL: https://pieweb.plasteurope.com/default.aspx?pageid=152