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PIE issue 1033
PLASTICS INDUSTRY THAILAND
Polymer production growth supported by domestic and foreign investments / Strong demand from packaging and automotive sectors / Reliable logistics infrastructure
PETRONAS
Partnership with Plastic Energy / Study for chemical recycling plant in Malaysia
ALPLA
Study to build PET and HDPE recycling plant in Thailand / Collaboration with PTT
PLASTICS RECYCLING
Indonesia sends waste back to France and Hong Kong
POLYONE
Compounder to divest PVC division / SK Capital Partners takes over Performance Products and Solutions
BASF / SOLVAY / DOMO
Conditions for EUR 1.6 bn polyamide transaction fulfilled / Domo Chemicals to acquire European polyamide 6.6 business
SIBUR
Cracker in Siberia is running / PE facilities in test phase / First PP quantities delivered
BRENNTAG
Distribution of Sipchem PBT in countries including Italy and France
NORDMANN
Distribution rights for Venator's titanium dioxide and additives in German-speaking Europe
BIESTERFELD
Distributor for Polyprocess' polyester products / New general managers in Benelux and Ukraine
LEONI
Restructuring expert to monitor auto supplier's strategy / Creditors stay quiet
DUPONT
Q2 showing weaker but still solid / Outlook murky for automotive and E&E
GRAMMER
German supplier suffers in Europe and Asia due to automotive crisis / Positive figures from the Americas
MAGNA
Production facility for car seat structures in Ohio
IAC
Expansion of UK production / Leases signed to rent buildings near customer Jaguar Land Rover
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
Global sales estimated at USD 228 bn in 2019 / Revival in demand for single-use plastics in future / Smithers Pira report
BEVERAGE CARTON RECYCLING
Manufacturers take charge of recycling post-consumer materials / Groundbreaking ceremony for facility in Germany
SIG COMBIBLOC
EUR 180m investment for expansion in Asia / Second plant for aseptic cartons to be built in China
TETRA PAK
EUR 120m factory starts up in Vietnam
HENKEL
Software for assessing packaging recyclability / German drugstore adopts tool as standard for suppliers
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2019: Prices on the decline due to weak demand / August should witness stabilisation
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics July 2019: Price hikes for most polymer grades / Rosy macroeconomic outlook / Ethylene and propylene costs rise
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2019: Price pressure persists on the back of weak demand / Standard grades show varying trends depending on feedstocks / Engineering plastics broadly under pressure
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2019: Low-season month sees subdued demand / Post-G20 summit speculations have positive impact / August outlook not promising
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend August 2019: Sluggish demand puts damper on price increases / Most polymer notations oriented to costs / Little recognisable reason for change
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate August 2019: Price reductions for individual grades / Pressure from primary markets / Holiday season dampens demand / Wider range of discounts for rPET / Few changes expected in September
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate August 2019: Only a few minor price reductions / Rollover predicted across the board in September
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin trading prices oscillate around a flatline
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks August 2019: Rollover for all products but TDI / Producers try to restore margins / Slack demand and tight supply could hold hikes at bay / Trade wars and Brexit cloud outlook
PLASTICS ECONOMY
Mood in the sector in German-speaking Europe darkens after sluggish half year / Trade wars loom and OEM suppliers struggle / Recycling a bright spot
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Date of print: 23/10/2019
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