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PIE issue 1094
UKRAINE
Consequences of war: Karpatneftekhim closes plants / Transport affected / Oil, gas, naphtha all up sharply / Polymer prices likely to react / Little local petchem capacity
POLYMER PRICES
Russia February 2022: Inconsistent price development in February / PS significantly more expensive / Some strong price hikes seen from early of March / Imports initially suspended at beginning of month
LOGISTICS
Russia's attack on Ukraine impacts situation in logistics industry / Land connections between China and Europe largely cut / Closed airspaces make switch to air freight difficult
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: February/March 2022
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene February 2022: PE prices under pressure despite higher C2 costs / Producers' calls for price hikes fail due to weak demand / Only partial implementation of ethylene increase likely also in March / EVA meanwhile continues to soar
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene February 2022: Homo mostly rolls over / Copo grades lose ground / Film demand disappoints / Automotive orders sink again / More imports
POLYMER PRICES
PVC February 2022: Prices continue to climb / End of two-month breather for base material / Ukraine war likely to cause further hikes in March
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics February 2022: Prices fall in the slipstream of decreased styrene reference / Price declines, however, only a brief intermezzo / Uncertainty due to Ukraine war drives prices up in March
POLYMER PRICES
PET February 2022: Upward pressure increases / Supply situation tightens / Pre-seasonal rise in demand / Ukraine war casts pall / Price hikes coming
CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Cefic says output in Europe rose 6% in 2021 / 2.5% growth expected this year
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics February 2022: With the exception of PC, most prices roll over / Supply and demand generally very weak / Minor price increases expected in March / Substantial price rise for glass fibres
EXXONMOBIL
Energy company to restructure / McKee to helm largest division / Investments in polymer recycling, CO2 storage
BASF
Expansion of PA, PPA market in Europe / Consolidation of Ultramid portfolio
DUPONT
Celanese to pay USD 11 bn for broad range of plastics operations
SOLVAY
More PVDF capacity in France / Strong demand for EV batteries
HONEYWELL
Recycled feedstock for Total Energies / Spanish production set for 2023
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
OECD report underlines need for global action on plastics and waste / Plastics lifecycle only 8% circular / Study issued days before major UN environmental meeting
PLASTICS WASTE
EU renews call for global regulation of plastics / WWF says polymer pollution now in “every part of the ocean” / UN to discuss global treaty
CHEMICAL RECYCLING
Most plants worldwide still in test operation / Controversies about risks and benefits / Studies by ecoprog, WWF and DUH
PLASTICS RECYCLING
Launch of RecoTrace plastics recycling monitoring system / EuPC's updated MORE system now CPA-compliant
PATENTS
Europe, US lead world in plastics recycling innovation / Healthcare out front in bioplastics advances / European Patent Office study
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Date of print: 19/05/2022
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