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PIE issue 1021
EPS
PIE extends price reporting to include grey EPS / Slight growth expected for the EPS segment as a whole / Consolidation in the European processing sector / Impulses for recycling
BREXIT
Companies withdrawing operations from UK / CEO Tom Enders warns that Airbus could make a “very harmful decision for the UK” / Dyson, Philips and Sony in the process of relocating
UNITED KINGDOM
UK corporate insolvencies likely to rocket in the face of a "no-deal" Brexit / Atradius report
DENMARK
Country urged to switch focus from plastics incineration to recycling / New plastics vision could save over EUR 210m per year / McKinsey report
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Arnold Wang from China's plastics recycling association CPRRA / Three-year plan for recycling under preparation / Upcoming 2019 conferences to discuss marine litter
TRANSPORT
Situation eases for road freight in Europe
LOGISTICS GERMANY
Cost reduction for freight transport on German rivers / Berlin abolishes tolls in 2019
LOGISTICS GERMANY
Freight transport on the Rhine river nosedives in 2018 / Plans to deepen shipping channels
SASOL
LLDPE plant starts up in Louisiana / Cracker and LDPE line to follow in 2019
UNIVAR
Divestment of Nexeo's plastics distribution business announced / Proceeds to pay down debt
R&P POLYPLASTIC
Russian compounder aims to strengthen exports / Output increasing / Sales primarily on the domestic market / Production of LFT materials
BENVIC
Majority buy into Plantura to revive VinyLoop's site in Italy / PLA biocompounds production
GRUPO LANTERO
Coexpan subsidiary buys BO Packaging Chile / Extended presence in South America
INDORAMA
Purchase agreement to take over Bevpak (Nigeria) / PET preforms and closures production
ALPLA
Austrian packaging producer takes over 100% of Zamil Alpla JV / Three sites in the Middle East to continue operations
PLAST-BOX
Polish packaging manufacturer expands in home market
NOVIO PACKAGING
Dutch group acquires Flacopac and Deflaco / Extended presence in cosmetics and perfume sector
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend February 2019: Polyolefins and PVC see stability / Increases for polystyrene / Demand largely normal / Adequate availability for most materials / Supply shortage with PS
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate February 2019: Prices of rLDPE and rPS soften in the wake of falling virgin material notations / Brisk demand continues due to tightening recyclate policies
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate February 2019: Most prices roll over as expected / Little movement likely in March / Demand picking up / Reasonable supply of base material and situation easing with PA 6.6
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks February 2019: TDI loses more ground / MDI downswing bottoming out / Demand on the continent weak, in UK dynamic
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations show stabilising tendencies
POLYMER PRICES
Russia January 2019: Polymer markets dormant / Predominantly sideways movement in February
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2019: Downtrend dominates polymer prices / Domestic benzene, SM and PX increase / Subdued market before Chinese New Year holiday
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2019: PE and PVC flat amid high inventories / PP seen nearing bottom / Engineering plastics flat to lower with PA 6.6 continuing to be the exception
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics January 2019: Domestic prices of polymers decrease or move sideways on weak demand / Some import notations slightly up / C2, C3 and SM head upward / Plants shut down before Chinese New Year holidays in February
POLYLACTIC ACID
Biopolymer forecasted to witness strong growth over next seven years / Recyclability and sustainability are key drivers / Packaging largest segment
BIOPLASTICS
Share of global plastics market to remain very small / PLA and PHAs primary drivers of growth / Europe's share of global output to reach 27% by 2023 / New studies by European Bioplastics and IfBB
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Date of print: 20/04/2019
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