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PIE issue 975
ARAB GULF STATES
State economies embark on a new era / Creation of added value from oil products to go much deeper in the next 15 years / Refineries and petrochemicals / Aramco goes public / Direct investors sought
US PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Second wave of the shale revolution rolls in / Formosa and ExxonMobil plan mammoth investments
INEOS
“Europe's largest” butane tank to be built at Antwerp / Start-up in 2019 / Supply of Cologne and potentially Lavéra crackers / Swiss group eyes entry into butane trading
REPSOL
Efficient propane-propylene distillation column installed at Tarragona / Cleaner production of polyol carbonate
OXYCHEM
Joint-venture cracker with Mexichem starts production in USA / Partners provided with feedstock for VCM/PVC
BASF
Plans for new plastic additives plant in China
COVESTRO
Tarragona MDI plant to stay open / “Significant” rise in demand / New chlorine supplier
PLASTRIBUTION
Deal to supply Ethydco product range proving a hit with customers / Progress helped by quality of product, says UK firm
DOMO
Production of PA 6 and 6.6 grades begins in India
NEXEO SOLUTIONS
Distribution of DSM's resins portfolio in Nordic countries / Deal with K.D. Feddersen
POLYKEMI
Collaboration with distributor De Monchy in Benelux
ALBIS PLASTIC
Appointment as distributor for Basell Orlen Polyolefins in Poland
SONGWON
Biesterfeld Turkey appointed distributor for polymer stabilisers
BODO MÖLLER
New marketing subsidiary in Morocco
BIO-FED
Iberian distribution contract signed with Plastic Agents
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Acquisition of Italian dairy lidding company TR Alucap
ERGIS
Best-selling stretch film product pushed 2016 revenue to a record / Berlin restructuring bears fruit
PEPSICO
Collaboration with Danimer Scientific on biodegradable resins / 2025 sustainability agenda intends 100% recyclable packaging
ANTIMICROBIAL PACKAGING
Global market to expand by 5.6% per year to 2024 / Demand for convenience foods and health awareness issues drive growth / TM Research report
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend March 2017: Prices rise across the board / Margin increases nevertheless generally moderate / Styrenics reach record highs
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate March 2017: Prices almost at a standstill despite increased virgin material notations / Noticeable premiums only on rPET and rPS / Recyclers aiming for price increases across the board
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate March 2017: Massive price increases / Peak still not reached / Lively demand results in the first bottlenecks / Recycling companies near to their capacity limits
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks March 2017: Isocyanates and polyols in upwind / Prices shoot past February level / Exports shrink European supply / Demand picking up
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin spot prices continue to rise
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2017: Widespread price rally also hits North American markets / Significant rises across the board / Styrenics and polyamides climb particularly steeply
POLYMER PRICES
Russia February 2017: Significant rise in notations for PS and LDPE / PVC and PET stagnating / Continued price erosion for PE-HD and PP / Trends remain unchanged into March
GERMAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
New record for sales and output in 2016 / Year of superlatives / Building is largest end-use market
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Date of print: 24/05/2017
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