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PIE issue 985
POLAND
Plastics consumption on the rise / Net importer of polymers / World production estimated at 335m t in 2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Emissions trading compulsory for polymerisation plants in Germany in 2018 / Prices for carbon dioxide
NPC
Iranian firm acquires propylene licence from Air Liquide for Lurgi's MTP process
SADARA
MDI and TDI plants now in operation
ARTLANT
Portuguese PTA producer is insolvent / Plant in Sines still running
DELTAPLAM
Brazilian food packaging company acquired by Sealed Air
RPC
Subsidiaries PET Power and M&H Plastics strengthen presence in Germany
CROCCO
Film manufacturer expanding production in Italy / New plant and warehouse / 50th anniversary
ERGIS
New stretch film line operating in Poland / Expansion plans for German subsidiary MKF
BISCHOF + KLEIN
Expansion of capacities in Germany / Films and packaging specialist celebrates 125th anniversary
AUTOMOTIVE FILMS MARKET
Global demand driven by expanding car production / Consumers prefer protective wraps and greater comfort / Grand View Research report
GLM
Polycarbonate windscreen for new Japanese sports car / Significant weight reductions underway
STRATASYS
3D-printed parts for Airbus / Fused deposition modelling technology to enhance competitiveness and cut costs
DRÄXLMAIER
Third automotive wiring harness plant in Moldova to open in autumn
FAURECIA
Successful half year for automotive supplier / Promising partnerships in safety and electronics
POPPE-VERITAS
Investments in the double-digit million euro range / Plant opening in China
PROCTER & GAMBLE
Technology for high-quality recycled PP / PureCycle to build large-scale plant in USA by 2020 / Partnerships to develop shampoo bottles with recycled content
SUEZ
Joint venture with Dutch company Kempenaars / High-grade recycling of rigid plastic waste
PLASTICS RECYCLING
PlasticsEurope recycling initiative for polystyrene / Use of new chemical technologies
AGILYX
Offtake agreement signed with AmSty / Recycling process turns PS waste products into styrene
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2017: Summer slump prevails despite slight upward trend in some niche markets / No significant movements expected for this month
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2017: Holiday period dampens demand / Deductions on rLDPE and rPS / rPP mostly stable / Premiums on clear rPET grades / Only moderate change expected in September
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2017: Prices rollover in all cases / Base material remains expensive / Situation eased by fall in demand / Minor reductions likely for rPA and rPOM in September / Secondary PP compounds tending upwards
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trading prices for polyolefins show firming tendencies
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks August 2017: MDI still tight but September could see hikes / TDI stability uncertain / Polyols mostly unchanged / Overall demand robust
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2017: Situation calming down / More expensive imports stabilise domestic notations
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2017: PVC, PS and PET prices went up / Support from rising futures and raw material costs
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2017: Polyolefins stable to firm / PVC weaker / PS follows feedstocks down / Engineering thermoplastics face mounting downward pressure
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2017: Traditional off-season / Ship collision incident at China Resources Logistics' terminal led to rise in the upstream price / Domestic quotes went up
GERMAN PLASTICS ECONOMY
Excellent first half of 2017 / Business forecasts exceeded / End-users the most upbeat, machinery more subdued / Industry can expect a record year / Readership survey
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Date of print: 23/10/2017
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