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PIE issue 1012
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: September / October 2018
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2018: Notations of low-pressure types trend softer / Producers happy with a rollover / Firmer tendency expected in October despite sluggish demand
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene September 2018: Most suppliers not successful in raising prices / Disappointing demand thwarts ambitions / Compounds hesitant to follow costs / Upward trend persists
POLYMER PRICES
PVC September 2018: Slight drop to a rollover in most cases / Combination of disappointing demand and good supply puts pressure on prices / No significant momentum with demand expected in October
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics September 2018: Prices follow increased styrene reference / Full cost transfer in only some cases / Speculation softens hikes / ABS feels import pressure / Discounts foreseeable in October
UPDATE - POLYMER PRICES
PET September 2018: Price rally for PX pushes up prices again / Market picture one of uncertainties / Improved supply and declining demand set to limit buoyancy in October
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics September 2018: Upturn largely comes to standstill / Weakness of auto industry clouds producers' prospects / Easing of tension with PMMA / Situation with PA 6.6 and PBT still tense
PBT
Chang Chun to increases resin prices / Hikes for compounds in Europe also in the cards
LOTTE
Third PP plant on stream in Malaysia
LANXESS
Additional compounding line for PA and PBT in Germany / Production start in mid-2019
WESTLAKE
Purchase of European PVC compounder Nakan / Fate of Alphacan and Omniplast unclear
ADNOC
Propane-to-propylene production running in UAE / FCC line at refinery still under reconstruction
RAVAGO
Belgian compounder and distributor acquires Bolcof / Boost to US polymers business
HEXPOL
Swedish compounder acquires Kirkhill Rubber / Presence to be boosted in US rubber compounds
INNO-COMP
Polyolefin compounding lines expanded by 30,000 t/y
WORLD TRADE
US rings in round three of trade war with China / Beijing reacts promptly with countermeasures / Chemical products and plastics severely impacted / US chemical industry threatened with significant losses
USA
Polyethylene exports increase / EU doubles imports since start of 2018 / Strong growth also in China in H1 2018 / US trade unsettles market policies
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Great expectations for Europe's recreational vehicle industry this year / Denmark, Finland and Germany are largest motor caravan markets / Impending Brexit affects UK
VERSALIS
EPDM plant opened in Italy / Automotive elastomeric materials
GRAMMER
Executive board surprisingly resigns / Ningbo Jifeng's takeover conditions to remain unchanged
MOMENTIVE
South Korean consortium takes over US speciality chemicals group
ADVAL TECH
Thai plastic components unit sold to Singaporean company / Strategy to focus on automotive sector
KORDSA
Takeover of two US composites suppliers / Tyre reinforcement producer aims to become big player in aviation applications
RECYCLING
UK report calls for plastic bottle waste going to landfill to be eliminated by 2030 / Coordinated action needed by drinks industry, government and consumers
SWITZERLAND
Alliance for high-grade plastics recycling / Focus on ecodesign for packaging
COVERIS
Rigid packaging division to be renamed Paccor
EFEKT PLUS
Polish stretch film specialist expands capacity / First line due on stream in 2019
BUDELPACK
Dutch packaging company acquires competitor Interpak
ECOLEAN
Swedish film and packaging manufacturer builds new plant / Stand-up pouches for liquid food products
RENOLIT
Acquisition of Draka Polymer Films / PVC film plant in the Netherlands to be renovated
PLASTIC PACKAGING
New technologies transforming traditional packaging methods / Easy sustainability improvements are diminishing / Smithers Pira report
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
Bioplastic and "green" polymer packaging demand to grow 6.5% per year / Flexible green packaging makes slow gains / BCC Research report
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Date of print: 18/12/2018
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