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PIE issue 981
IRAN
Lifting of economic sanctions boosts plastics demand / Huge potential for infrastructure and consumer packaging sectors / AMI plastics processors database / "Iran Plast" 2017 trade fair in September
KARPATNEFTEKHIM
Petrochemical production re-started in Kalush / Interruption of five years
CELANESE
POM plant in Saudi Arabia could start in Q3 / Joint venture with Sabic
INEOS
USD 2 bn expansion of gas-based petchems in Europe / PDH plant may be built at Antwerp / Cracker capacity at Grangemouth and Rafnes to reach 1m t/y
CLARIANT
Two additives plants planned in China / Offering of sustainable products boosted to meet growing demand
HENGYI
Expansion of caprolactam capacity in China / Plans for its own PA 6 processing facility
PEF
EUR 25m grant from BBI for biopolymer project / Pilot plant for FDCA
UNILEVER
Plastic sachet recycling technology launched / Pilot plant planned in Indonesia / Waste collection schemes to be established
FAERCH PLAST
Danish packaging producer poised for sale to Advent International / Basis for further acquisitions
TRANSCENDIA
Goldman Sachs fund buys US speciality films manufacturer / Deal cleared by Ireland
BIOPLASTICS
Global bio-based chemicals market to exceed EUR 30 bn by 2030 / Drop-in bio-based materials growing at fastest rate / Nova-Institute report
BIOPLASTICS
Global bioplastics packaging demand to grow by 17% per year to 2022 / Growth led by sharp rise in bio-PET consumption / Smithers Pira report
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP May 2017: Resins prices follow styrene downward / Demand gradually recovers / Inventory refilling slow / Some glass fibre products also see deterioration
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2017: Downstream demand continued to be lacklustre in May / Major feedstock costs remained stable or decreased / Crude oil price impacted slightly on the market / High level inventories
CORRECTION - POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2017: Feedstocks see general drop except for propylene / Commodity market no less exciting than a rollercoaster ride / Demand normal to weak
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Downward spiral for polyolefins continuing in June
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks June 2017: Isocyanates still tight / Market could cool noticeably in July / Firm demand unlikely to slacken / Minimal growth for polyols
POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2017: Markdowns for all polymers / Significant reductions for polyolefins / Pronounced price corrections for PS
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2017: Sideways tendency predominates with most types / Slight downward trend with PS, more marked with PP / Engineering plastics calmer / Only polyamides continue to gain ground
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
ECHA classifies pigment as category 2 carcinogen / Industry takes issue
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
"Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2017": Ceremony in Madrid / Borealis wins the special category of delivery reliability / Marsh: "Major opportunity for a better dialogue"
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Date of print: 23/08/2017
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