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PIE issue 990
POLYMER PRICES
PVC October 2017: Price rises restricted to cost increases / Demand slowing / Rigid compounds the exception / Additives the driving force / November set for stability
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics October 2017: SM correction drags down prices / PS and ABS largely follow cost reduction / EPS suppliers benefit from market tightness / Further discounts expected for November
POLYMER PRICES
PET October 2017: Upward swing collapses / Aggressively priced imports back on market / Bottle season over / From peaks down to valleys in November
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene October 2017: Price rises reflect cost pass-through / Copo increases more modest / Notations will trend sideways in November
POLYMER PRICES
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks: October / November 2017
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics October 2017: Market tends firm / Minor falls with PC and PA 6 / Prices otherwise stable and trending upwards / November expected to continue firmer
CLARIANT / HUNTSMAN
Merger called off / Activist investor threatened Clariant shareholder acceptance / Future of Plastics & Coatings business unclear / No break-up fee
LYONDELLBASELL
New petchems, plastics project on US Gulf / Final decision next year
BOREALIS
"Anteo" bimodal LLDPE terpolymer family for flexible packaging / New technology / Better properties than previous metallocene grades / Production initially by Borouge in UAE
M&G CHEMICALS
Restructuring plan filed in Italy / Chapter 11 in US? / Sale of biofuel activities mooted / PET plant in West Virginia temporarily shut down
CELANESE
Debottleneckings at global sites completed / Output increased by 10% / “Celanex” PBT transferred to Mexico
JBF
PET facility in Geel starting up with the aid of MB Barter / Indian company could be poised for takeover
A. SCHULMAN
Company may be exploring sale / Debt burden of almost USD 900m
CHEVRON PHILLIPS
Two new PE lines put into operation in Texas
EXXONMOBIL
First of two new PE facilities in Texas onstream / Exports set to start soon
COVESTRO
North American TPU output to rise 25% / Debottlenecking in West Virginia
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
PRE calls for EU approval of recycling process for food contact / Market undermined by legal uncertainty
RESILUX
Takeover of PET recycling business from Signode Industrial in Switzerland
ALBA
Large facility for recycling of light-weight packaging planned in Germany / Startup in early 2019
AQUAFIL
Italian PA 6 producer makes investment into US carpet recycling plant / New facility to help the industry go circular
CORRECTION - RODEPA PLASTICS
ING acquires shares of holding company / New washing plant in the Netherlands for PE and PP recycling
UNITED CAPS
Takeover of Cups4you's plastic closures division / Production from plant in Germany in 2018
SÖHNER
German plastics packaging manufacturer opens sales office in Spain
MARZEK ETIKETTEN+PACKAGING
New plant for flexible packaging in Hungary / Investment amounts to EUR 11m
WOLF PLASTICS
Austrian packaging manufacturer streamlines production / Job cuts at headquarters
SAMSONITE
Second suitcase production plant onstream in Hungary / European production capacity to be boosted 17%
TUPPERWARE
Closure of injection moulding plant in France planned / Only three factories left in Europe
THERMOFORMED PACKAGING
European market for thermoforms applications reaches 1.1m t / Further growth / Recyclates are important / Petcore Europe report
FLUOROPOLYMERS
Important socio-economic benefits / Transport, chemicals and power key drivers / EU manufacturers invested EUR 43m in R&D in 2015 / PlasticsEurope report
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Date of print: 19/01/2018
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