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Brexit deal suffers heavy defeat / Plastics companies concerned about no deal
Global production rises to 348m t / Europe defends its position as second-largest producer
On 15 January 2019, prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was clearly defeated, with a 230-vote margin. The UK parliament voted 432 to 202 against her plan. May has spent the past... (16.01.2019)
Global production – which includes thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, polyurethanes as well as additives, coatings, sealants and PP fibres – rose in 2017 to 348m t, nearly 4% higher... (16.01.2019)
Olefins: Fire at Karpatneftekhim's site in Ukraine
Global sales to grow 5% per year to 2025 / Growing urbanisation boosts demand for water supply pipes
A large fire broke out on 12 January 2019 at Karpatneftekhim's cracker in Kalush in western Ukraine. The fire could be brought under control after about 12 hours. No one was injured,... (16.01.2019)
The global sales of HDPE pipes market is forecast to expand by an average of 5% per year to USD 26.52 bn in 2025, driven by their use to supply drinking water, as well as by strong growth... (15.01.2019)
PET bottle collection in Europe reached almost 60% in 2017 / Petcore Europe says harmonised collection is needed
Ethylene: Fire in Priolo puts Versalis cracker at standstill
Collection of PET bottles in Europe increased to 58.2% in 2017, up 2.9% from 2016, according to an annual survey commissioned by Petcore Europe. Out of 3.31m t of PET bottles placed in... (14.01.2019)
On the afternoon of 10 January 2019, a fire broke out in one of the furnaces of Versalis' cracker at its site in Priolo / Italy in Sicily. The fire could be extinguished within... (11.01.2019)
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