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PIE issue 1037
K 2019
The curtains go up / Düsseldorf at the centre of the plastics world for a week / Circular economy features strongly at this year's K / Partnerships along the entire value chain gain importance
PLASTICS PROCESSING GERMANY
GKV corrects annual forecast downwards / TecPart association sharply criticises populistic aberrations
BREXIT
UK government offering webinars for European companies / Expectations of trade across border
INTERVIEW
Traditional meets intercultural: Meraxis is looking for its place in the world of distribution going forward / One-stop shop for virgin material and recyclate / Swiss family-owned businesses as the core
LANXESS
Picoplast is new partner for PA and PBT compounds distribution in Benelux
HELM
German distributor plans to market more propylene
NORDMANN
Swedish subsidiary Kemi-Intressen now Nordmann Nordic
DK KUNSTSTOFF-SERVICE
Distribution of PBT from Sipchem in the Benelux region and Germany
BIESTERFELD
Distribution of polyamide barrier resins from DuPont in EMEA and Brazil
BASF
Investment in chemical recycling partnership with Quantafuel
DOW
Polymers from chemically recycled waste / Dutch firm Fuenix Ecogy provides technology
PA 6.6
Major maintenance and expansion of ADN plant in Chalampé has begun / Start to the new year
SHALE GAS
Scotland renews fracking moratorium / No permanent ban
RAS LANUF OIL & GAS
Polyethylene production restarts in Libya
DOMO / COVESTRO
Collaborative project to improve plastics traceability / Partnership with blockchain start-up Circularise
INEOS
Potential closure of acrylonitrile plant in UK
POLYMER PRICES
Russia September 2019: Market remains subdued / Polyolefins largely stable / PVC and PET give way
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics September 2019: PE notations decrease / Speculations after attacks in Saudi Arabia lead to price fluctuations / Propylene plant in the Pearl River Delta online
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2019: Only polyolefins show small increases / PVC, PS and engineering plastics move predominantly sideways / Automotive slump and trade war have an impact / Storm and drone attacks hold up prices in the short term
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2019: Autumn brings in the high season / Domestic benzene, styrene and paraxylene costs head upwards / Many polymers follow suit / Crude oil price has negative impacts
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2019: Market mood remains gloomy / Buyers still holding back / Producers not always able to attain feedstock reference prices / Indications point to declining trend
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate October 2019: Prices still under pressure / Rollover only for rPP and rPS / Demand remains weak / Recyclers reduce output / Measures for more price stability in November
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate October 2019: Prices roll over / Demand very weak for the time of year / Many recyclate producers have their backs to the wall / Gap between primary and secondary PA is too small
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefins in cautious uptrend / Support from outages in European production
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP September 2019: Cautious market leaves ortho resins prices unchanged / Demand remains slack / No movement for glass fibre products
PLASTICS RECYCLING
EU waste exports decline again / Indonesia sends further contaminated containers back and introduces waste segregation
GLOBAL WASTE
US is world's largest contributor / Plastics scrap import bans exacerbate problem / Verisk Maplecroft report
MARINE LITTER
Ocean Cleanup vehicle is now catching and retaining plastics / Design work commences on a new full-scale system / Recycling on land
© 2019 by Plastics Information Europe, Bad Homburg
Date of print: 13/12/2019
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