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PIE issue 1100
PLASTICS INDUSTRY EUROPE
PIE flash survey on Russian gas: Half of the firms fear supply stoppage / France, Germany expect greater impact / Higher polymer prices in emergency case / Stockpiling, search for new suppliers
PLASTICS AND ENERGY
Brussels unveils plans to end reliance on Russian gas / Initiative seeks to balance shift to renewables with energy needs / Industry on board
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: May/June 2022
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene May 2022: Market still fairly well-balanced / Declining demand is clearly evident / Additional imports likely to put prices under pressure
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene May 2022: Notations crumble across the board / C3 producers drown in material / Converters order the bare minimum / End-users brace for the outcome
POLYMER PRICES
PVC May 2022: Prices ease for first time in two years / Declines follow fall in C2 cost / Converters eye lower prices in June / End of high-price phase or just a dip?
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics May 2022: PS, EPS prices on upward trend / ABS out of steam / Extremely high prices an issue / EPS only one with good demand / Minor price changes seen in June
POLYMER PRICES
PET May 2022: Quotations plummet / Demand very weak in traditional peak period / Significant imports arrive / Producers' stocks fill up / Sluggish demand likely to continue in June
LOGISTICS
Shanghai finally lifts the lockdown / Is the container wave now headed for Europe? / Airfreight volumes in Europe suffer from Russian overflight ban / Shipping rates soften
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics May 2022: Price moves vary / PC, PBT roll over / POM, PMMA at record highs / June increases expected on rise in benzene
ADVENT
JV for engineering polymers from DSM, Lanxess / German resin maker to sell PU division
EVONIK
Plans to pull back from C4 activities at Marl, Antwerp / Employees fear job losses
REPSOL
More polymer polyol output planned for Spain / Focus on higher quality flexible foam applications
VERSALIS
Cracker in Porto Marghera decommissioned
INEOS
Green hydrogen projects take firmer shape / Funding from Enova to fuel electrolysis project in Norway
FAURECIA
Collaboration with Veolia for sustainable car interior compounds / 30% recycled content to be included from 2025
MARINE LITTER
South Korean car maker Kia partners with The Ocean Cleanup / New automobiles could use 20% more reclaimed plastics
BOREALIS
JV with Reclay to recycle lightweight packaging waste
RECYCLING AUSTRALIA
Government invests in local plastics recycler for development of new technology
PLASTICS RECYCLING USA
US reclaim rate drops, waste generation soars / Senate introduces bill to improve recycling in rural America
PLASTICS RECYCLING ITALY
Working to harmonise recycled content efforts with Europe / PSV scheme approved by CPA
RECYCLING NEW ZEALAND
Next phase begins for soft plastic packaging recycling / Postal service to test collection of post-consumer material
HONG KONG
Report urges government to ban single-use plastics / Pandemic worsens waste issues
GLOBAL TRADE
Worldwide commerce little changed in May / No “clear direction” / IfW Kiel report
PLASTICS PRODUCTION GERMANY
Positive figures in 2021 despite difficult environment / New Plastics Europe Deutschland president comes from Evonik / Clear no to gas embargo / “Challenging scenario” expected for 2022
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Date of print: 15/08/2022
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