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PIE issue 1066
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: December 2020/January 2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene December 2020: Pandemic-related stockpiling boosts demand / Significant rise in prices / Upward trend unlikely to turn around in January / Ordering could see a small dip
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene December 2020: Hikes outpace C3 rise / Tight market gives producers tailwind / Further increases mulled to improve margins
POLYMER PRICES
PVC December 2020: Prices trend further upwards / Supply tight while demand remains strong / Supply situation expected to stay tense in January / Further increases expected
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics December 2020: Sharp SM cost increase fuelling price rally / PS and especially ABS particularly scarce / Prices reach annual highs / Further premiums expected in January
POLYMER PRICES
PET December 2020: Notations remain unchanged in slack environment / Imports still thin on the ground / Disappointing demand as pandemic flares up again / Firming of precursor products could drive prices in January
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics December 2020: Price increases for all types / Supply short across the board without prospect of improvement / Price for PA 6.6 to reach all-time high in January
EVONIK
Acnis distributes PEEK grades for medical applications in Southwest Europe
VINK
Semi-finished goods firm to acquire Mitsubishi Chemical unit's distribution network in Poland, Hungary
NEXEO
EMEA distribution of KuibyshevAzot PA 6 compounds
STOCKMEIER
German distributor acquires majority stake in Innochem
BASF
German petrochemical giant launches own circular economy scheme / Closing the materials loop / Chemical recycling projects with partners
SINOCHEM / CHEMCHINA
State-run holding may offer way to avoid US interference into merger
NESTE
Milestone industrial scale trial of plastics waste conversion
LYONDELLBASELL / SUEZ
Acquisition of Belgium's Tivaco boosts recycle production capacity
POLYKEMI
Realignment of recyclate products / “Rondo” to be launched globally
UPDATE - TRINSEO
Acquisition of Arkema's PMMA business / US company strengthens position in polycarbonate
INEOS STYROLUTION
Groundbreaking ceremony for Chinese ABS plant / Capacity of 600,000 t/y to be ready by 2023
IPACKCHEM
Industrial packaging manufacturer may have new owner / Further investment for SK Capital
ECOPOL
PVA packaging manufacturer doubles capacity / Production begins at second facility
GUALA CLOSURES
Italian closures giant selects reclaimed ocean plastics for bottle stoppers
TOTAL
Chemically recycled PS tested successfully in yoghurt pots / Collaboration with Intraplás and Yoplait
BACARDI
Biodegradable bottle made of plant-based polymer set for 2023 launch
REPSOL
Supply of circular food-grade PP to packaging group Berry Global
DANIMER SCIENTIFIC
Partnership with Kemira to develop biodegradable paper coatings
SERIOPLAST
Italian packaging supplier moves into new headquarters / EUR 11.5m investment in Seriate
MARINE LITTER
Ocean Cleanup partners “Interceptor” production / Sunglasses from ocean plastics waste
RESEARCH
Two Austrian recycling projects seek to improve sorting of plastics waste
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Second Ellen MacArthur progress report / Accelerated efforts needed to meet 2025 goals / Call for action on recycling, reduction, international cooperation
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Pandemic hits EU 27 sales, output in first nine months / Circular economy can cushion economic blows
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