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PIE issue 1078
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: June/July 2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene June 2021: Little room for further increases / After months-long rise, prices start to drop / Downward trend set to affect more polymer types in July
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene June 2021: High prices and better supply curb upward trend / First grades roll over / Standard PP should flip in July / Compounds may go higher
POLYMER PRICES
PVC June 2021: Prices setting record upon record / Bottlenecks still dominate the picture / Demand continuing strong / Rise in prices set to slow in July
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics June 2021: Prices follow SM correction and veer downwards / Discounts usually below reduction / Costs will continue to decline in July
POLYMER PRICES
PET June 2021: Notations undergo moderate fall / Revival in demand still short of expectations / Production in Europe running smoothly again / Imports still very thin / Stability expected in July
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics June 2021: All types roll over / PA 6.6, PMMA still heavily affected by weak feedstock chain / Demand varies / No changes expected in July
BASF
Renewable energy for new site at Zhanjiang / Plastics plants set to start first / Investment in Vattenfall windfarm
LUKOIL
Expansion of polyolefin production takes shape at Shurtan Gas, Stavrolen units
GRUPA AZOTY
Exit from POM business / Celanese to serve customer base, expand output in Germany
SIBUR
Petchem ops to be merged with TAIF's / IPO delayed / Potential participation in Kazakh polyolefin projects
CNOOC / SHELL
Start-up of new SM/PO and polyols units at Huizhou complex / Capacity of 630,000 t/y for SM and 300,000 t/y for PO
REPSOL
Decision on Spanish UHMWPE plant by year's end / Technology license from DSM
SIPCHEM
High precursor prices, financial problems halt production / Still no PBT base polymer or EVA exports to Europe
ASCEND
Capacity upgrade for long-chain PA at Greenwood
BOREALIS
Purchase of chemically reclaimed feedstock from Belgian recycler Renasci / Deal supports transition to circular economy
BIESTERFELD
Distribution of Solvay's sulfone polymers in France
ALBIS
Distribution of Alphagary TPE compounds / Applications in medical sector and toys
DISTRUPOL
Acquisition of Danish distributor Lautrup Chemicals
K.D. FEDDERSEN
Plastics distributor to sell recyclate-based compounds from Aurora
EPSAN
Vinmar unit Axia to sell polyamides, PBT in German-speaking countries / Expansion of compounding capacity
LOGISTICS
Chaos and whim instead of planning and control: Can the looming apocalypse in the freight market still be stopped?
MEG
EU implements punitive tariffs on US, Saudi Arabian imports
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
As You Sow report cites key concerns on plastics production build-up for investors / Investments continue despite overcapacity and circular economy initiatives / McKinsey: ethylene output in 2021 to outpace PE,PP demand
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Shareholder votes force changes at energy and plastics majors / As You Sow and a fledgling environmentalist hedge fund provide a leg up / Court in The Hague orders Shell to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
RECYCLING UK
Industry body backs GBP 1m programme to reclaim flexible plastics packaging
PLASTICS RECYCLING MOROCCO
Project MOSSUP to tackle SUP waste / Pilot projects with supermarkets in trial phase
CANADA
Industry coalition files motion against country's decision to list plastics as toxic / Group says government already considers materials safe
PLASTICS TAX
What is the purpose of the “EU Plastic Tax”? / Italy and Spain planning introduction of plastics levy / German companies confused
INTERVIEW
Seeking harmony and circularity for plastics packaging / Q&A with RecyClass Chairman Paolo Glerean
RECYCLASS
Tests show problems in manufacturing blown film using PP components / Laundry pouch pack and tubes get approval
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