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PIE issue 1013
POLYURETHANE MARKET
EMEA output to grow 2.9% per year to 2022 / Turkey and Poland drive growth in eastern Europe / IAL report
COVESTRO
World-scale MDI facility planned in US / Largest single investment in group's history
ASSOCIATIONS
PU value chain's Brussels offices moving closer together
MOL
Deal inked to build polyol plant in Hungary / Construction scheduled to start in Q4 2018
ELIX POLYMERS
Sun European Partners sells Spanish ABS specialist to China's Sinochem
BASF / SOLVAY
Chemical groups modify planned polyamide transaction / EU decision in January at earliest
BOREALIS
PDH facility in Belgium to go online in 2022 / PP capacity increases under consideration
BRUJ
Distributor for Sasol's PE materials in Benelux and German-speaking countries
QUALITY CIRCULAR POLYMERS
Albis adds QCP's recycled plastics to pan-European distribution portfolio / JV of LyondellBasell and Suez
VAMP TECH
European distribution of PMMA from China / Compounds from Suzhou Shuangxiang
R&P POLYPLASTIC
European distribution agreement signed with Germany's Polytrade
BODO MÖLLER CHEMIE
Distributor takes over French competitor Acanthe
VINYLOOP
PVC compounder Benvic acquires recycling plant in Italy / Conversion to compounding planned
LEHMANN & VOSS
German compounder installs additional production lines worldwide / Expansion of high-performance plastic materials
CELANESE
Acquisition of Indian compounder Next Polymers / Position in Indian engineering plastics market strengthened
PKN ORLEN
Takeover of Czech group Unipetrol completed / New PE plant to boost market position
BAYPORT POLYMERS
JV of Total, Borealis and Nova finalises plans for "Borstar" PE plant in US
TOTAL
Engineering studies to build giant cracker in Saudi Arabia
GLOBAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
Alarming levels of waste generation / Plastics accumulation noted by World Bank report / G7 meeting in Canada highlights marine litter
PLASTICS RECYCLING
EU exports of plastics waste to Vietnam and Thailand plummet in July / Effects of import restrictions felt / Malaysia's import freeze takes effect in August 2018 / China figures stable at a low level
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
Waste management group welcomes ENVI committee support for mandatory recycled content
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2018: Still only minor price movements with polyolefins / Significant reductions with styrenics / Limited supply with HDPE and homopolymer PP
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate October 2018: Largely stable market / Clear hikes only with clear rPET / Pressure on opaque grades of rLDPE / Seasonal lively demand / Fall in demand expected in November
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate October 2018: Rollovers dominate / Production largely running normally / Demand weakens / More movement expected next month
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin trading prices show market weakness
POLYMER PRICES
North America September 2018: Import tariffs imposed by China and US distort markets / Polyolefin prices show mixed picture / Most engineering plastics roll over / Signs that tension is easing with PA 6.6
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics September 2018: PE and PVC notations fall / Higher influx of imports / Mid-Autumn Festival in third week / Typhoon in Japan impacts propylene supply
POLYMER PRICES
Russia September 2018: Upward trend continuing / PE particularly hard hit / No relief in sight
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2018: PA and PBT prices skyrocket / PC substantially drops / Benzene, SM and PX costs move downwards
FRANCE
Slowdown of plastic packaging market / Elipso sees only slight growth in first half of 2018
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Rigid packaging more profitable than flexible / Uptrend for German industry / Stronger growth for large groups / Consolidation set to accelerate
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Date of print: 18/12/2018
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