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PIE issue 1108
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: September/October 2022
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2022: Further price cuts for all materials / Full C2 reduction only rarely factored in due to high energy costs / Producers intend to broach topic of energy again in October
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene September 2022: Hefty rebates / Producers will insist on hikes in October / Tough negotiations certain / Reinforced material will see gains
POLYMER PRICES
PVC September 2022: Prices slide still further / Suppliers cut back output but recession fears depress demand / Further reductions expected in October
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics September 2022: Prices plummet further / High energy costs a constant issue in price talks / Demand suffers from fear of recession / High hopes for stimuli from K trade fair
POLYMER PRICES
PET September 2022: Market situation even gloomier / Demand collapsing / Producers' warehouses filling up despite curtailments, price cuts / Only minimum call-offs from customers
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics September 2022: Market in virtually unprecedented state of disruption / Cheap imports from Asia put prices under pressure / More production stoppages in the offing
DOW
Europe's largest chemical recycling plant planned for Germany / Project with Mura
NESTE
Eco-feedstock production could replace refining at Finnish site / First climate-neutral baby soother from MAM with Borealis
KOCH INDUSTRIES
Chemical recycling partnership with Ioniqa / Financing to ramp up Dutch facility
TRINSEO
Plans for shutdown of German styrene production back on the table / Talks with works council in progress
BOREALIS
Ponticelli wins contract for troubled PDH plant in Belgium / Stronger measures added to control contractor social and labour standards
POLYURETHANE FOAM
Downturn in European flexible foam demand continues / TDI supply expected to improve / Mattress recycling making progress
POLYURETHANE FOAM
TDI shortage hits flexible foam supply / Impact felt at European furniture, mattress firms / Historic high prices likely
EUROPEAN RECYCLING
Trade group: costly energy threatens viability of recyclers / Government help needed to stop shutdowns / Transition to circular economy at risk
PLASTICS WASTE
Lobbying group seeks role in global treaty talks / EMF, WWF take lead / Move follows UN push for worldwide waste regs
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Alliance to End Plastic Waste accused of greenwashing by UK thinktank / More resources, greater transparency planned / Update on project Stop
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
European life cycle analysis finds LDPE bag beats alternatives on environmental impact / EuPC welcomes recommendations
INTERVIEW
Digital network for circular plastics: Founders of start-up Polytopoly, Marine Charrier and Edouard Garreau, talk to PIE about the challenges on the European market, the state of France's reycling culture
RUSSIA
Low demand slows polyolefin output / Lack of Western tech hurts resin makers / Price caps coming?
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Date of print: 26/11/2022
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