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LOGOPLASTE
Portuguese packaging manufacturer acquires domestic PET recyclers / Seeks to boost reclaimed content to 30% by 2025
ENERGY MARKETS
Budding hydrogen market to change patterns in global energy trade / Technology key as polymer industry moves towards net-zero emissions
The Portuguese manufacturer of dimensionally stable packaging Logoplaste has taken over compatriot PET recyclers Ecoibéria and WorldPET. Financial details were not released, and the... (27.01.2022)
Hydrogen is a key element in the global energy transition, and for the CO2-intensive polymer industry the technology can help cut carbon footprint. German plastics producer Covestro said... (26.01.2022)
POLYAMIDE
Domo declares force majeure for PA compounds from France
MANAGEMENT
Global bankruptcies to rise 33% this year / Demand for credit insurance increases in Europe
Polyamide specialist Domo Engineering Plastics has declared a force majeure for Technyl brand PA compounds from its Belle-Etoile site in St. Fons, France. The group said on 19 January... (25.01.2022)
European businesses should brace for heightened insolvency risks in 2022, warned credit insurer Atradius, which forecast a one-third increase in global insolvencies this year. Looking at... (25.01.2022)
ENERGY COSTS
HWWI global index for energy resources rises 5.7% in December / Natural gas surges 25%
CABLE MANUFACTURERS
Suspicion of illegal price fixing / Investigations by German Federal Cartel Office
The rally continues: the index for energy resources determined by the German-based Hamburg Institute for International Economics continued to rise in December 2021, with the US dollar... (25.01.2022)
Due to the suspicion of illegal price agreements, the German Federal Cartel Office has initiated criminal investigations against various cable manufacturers and other industry-related... (24.01.2022)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks January 2022: Widespread rollovers / Weak demand takes the wind out of the sails of any surcharge wishes / Processors build up stocks / Factoring in energy costs may be an issue in February
21.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate January 2022: Marked differences in addition of higher energy costs / Recyclers take advantage of all increases in demand / Further discussions expected
20.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate January 2022: Premiums only for rPET / Discounts for some rPE grades, rollovers otherwise / More production scrap due to lower exports / New attempts to price in energy, logistics costs
19.01.2022
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Trade activity very low at turn of year / PE grades firmer / Varied development for PP
18.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend January 2022: Only styrenics see significant premiums / Polyolefins mostly roll over / Low demand slows energy cost pass-through
14.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics December 2021: Prices broadly lower amid weak demand and higher domestic operation rates / Only POM stable / January to be weaker
12.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2021: Rollovers reign / Further reductions for polyolefins / Shortages of compounds expected to lead to January hikes for engineering thermoplastics
12.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Russia December 2021: Prices of standard thermoplastics decline / Only PVC, PET dearer / Trends set to continue over next few weeks
12.01.2022
CELANESE
US group charges four-digit energy-cost surcharge for POM
11.01.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics December 2021: Prices broadly lower amid healthy supply, slack demand / January seen weak ahead of Chinese New Year
11.01.2022
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