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PIE issue 1028
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: May / June 2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene May 2019: Producers manage to improve margins / Supply thins out in many areas / Demand nevertheless still slow / Rollover in the cards in June
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene May 2019: Producers make slight margin gains / Little impetus to buy / Automotive slump still dogs compounds / Signs point to weak rollover in June
POLYMER PRICES
PVC May 2019: Producers only succeed in upping margins slightly / Maintenance season not causing significant bottlenecks so far / Producer asking prices not necessarily going to be pushed through in June either
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics May 2019: Prices rise slightly again / Processors order only essential volumes / Suppliers lessened hikes during the month / Significant price correction expected in June
POLYMER PRICES
PET May 2019: Global polyester lull depressing European market too / Producers experiencing increasing difficulty / Production cutbacks on the horizon / Price reductions could gain momentum in June
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019: Price pressure continues / Producers have trouble keeping notations stable / Automotive slump remains key concern / More reductions probable
MOL PETROCHEMICALS
New 100,000 t/y propylene plant at Tiszaújvaros / McDermott wins contract
GAIL
Another Indian group expands polypropylene production / New integrated facility to start up by 2024
ASCEND
ADN expansion progresses / Force majeure on HMD is lifted
RESINEX
European distribution of Dow's LLDPE for blown and cast film
AXIA PLASTICS
European plastics distribution company launched / Offering includes ExxonMobil's polymers
DKSH
Swiss distributor markets Huntsman's MDI in India
SAFIC-ALCAN
French distributor opens subsidiary in Greece
TUPPERWARE
Sabic's polymers from post-consumer waste used in plastic household goods / Reusable on-the-go coffee cups
AIRPACK
Merger talks with Belgian packaging producer
HENKEL / AMPACET
Recyclable black plastic bottles / Award-winning carbon black-free masterbatch
SP-BERNER
Spanish company invests in plastics recycling / New logistics site in Paterna
WALKI
Finnish group to take over packaging manufacturer Plastiroll / Biodegradable films and bags
RPC BPI
Films specialist invests “millions of pounds” on new equipment to ramp up capacity in UK
ITC PACKAGING
Spanish group upgrades production centre in Ibi
LOGOPLASTE
UK expansion for Portuguese packaging manufacturer
RECYCLING CHINA
Plastics industry is concerned about circular economy issues / Many companies already recycling / CPRJ survey
PET RECYCLING UK
Scottish government publishes details of deposit return scheme
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
Formal adoption of single-use plastics directive by European Council
RECYCLING FRANCE
SRP members produce over 435,000 t of recycled plastics in 2018 / Improvements needed to meet target of recycling 100% of French plastics
FRANCE
Plastics processing sales set a record in 2018 / Profitability of companies weak in a European comparison / Great hopes for recyclate / Voluntary initiatives versus national roadmap
MASTERBATCHES
Global market to grow by more than 5% per year / Strong demand from Asia automotive sector / Reports from Applied Market Information and Global Market Insights
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Date of print: 20/08/2019
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