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PIE issue 1020
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
Processors sceptical about EU targets for recycled materials usage / Quality issues are still main barrier / EuPC's second survey on recyclate
PACKAGING RECYCLING
TerraCycle establishes global alliance to promote reusable and recyclable packaging / Over 20 major companies join Loop / Circular shopping platform
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
European consortium Ceflex reaches 100 members / Growing interest from outside Europe
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: January 2019 / February 2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene January 2019: Cost reduction generally factored in / A few producers manage to retain part of it / Demand picks up slowly in the new year / With stable costs in February, situation expected to gradually return to normal
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene January 2019: Producers improve margins / End markets still weak / Outages and Brexit stimulate ordering / Moderate hikes in February
POLYMER PRICES
PVC January 2019: High-volume purchases reflect reduction in C2 costs / Demand robust for the season / No restrictions on production / Rollover expected for February
CORRECTION - POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics January 2019: EPS and ABS fall only slightly / Even smaller discounts on PS / Inventories being replenished / Buying opportunities in February / New grade in PIE reports – grey EPS insulation
POLYMER PRICES
PET January 2019: Further reductions on the European market / Cost side still weak / Sufficient availability of imports / No trend reversal expected in February
CELANESE
Acetic acid expansion in the US / Optimisation plans for global production network
LOTTE / BP
USD 175m expansion at Ulsan up to 2020 / VAM capacity to double
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics January 2019: Producers keep prices largely stable / Demand from automotive sector becomes more critical / Price pressure will rise further in February
NAYARA ENERGY
Rosneft subsidiary planning a PP line in India / Country set to be a world player for PP
SONATRACH TOTAL
Agreement on joint PP project in Algeria signed
PAMPA ENERGIA
Permanent closure of Argentine ethylene plant on weak demand
NOURYON
Biopolymers supply deal with Itaconix / Offering to detergents market expanded / New HQ and research centre in India
K.D. FEDDERSEN
Distribution of Elix's ABS grades for food-contact applications
ALBIS
Exclusive distribution of Eastman's copolyester products in France and Poland
ULTRAPOLYMERS
Marketing of Ineos Styrolution's complete portfolio across German-speaking Europe / Distribution agreement extended
EURORESINS
Exclusive distribution of Lantor's nonwovens in UK and Italy
RPC
UK plastic packaging group to be sold to investment firm Apollo / Deal worth EUR 3.8 bn
OERLEMANS PACKAGING
Dutch packaging manufacturer acquires Frisiapack / Activities to be relocated
CONSTANTIA FLEXIBLES
Austrian group buys out Russian pharma packaging partner
TREOFAN
Jindal's acquisition of BOPP producer creates disturbance / Plant closure?
GRUPO LANTERO
Coexpan subsidiary adds plastic sheet line in France / Emsur division takes control of Russia's Eximpack
PET RECYCLING
Pilot plant for "CuRe" process / Dutch collaboration between Cumapol, DSM Niaga and Morssinkhof Rymoplast
PET RECYCLING
PET bottle collection in Europe reached almost 60% in 2017 / Petcore Europe says harmonised collection is needed
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Date of print: 20/04/2019
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