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PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Ingestion of microplastics widespread / Drinking a lot of bottled water increases particle consumption
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
"Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019": Nine producers awarded / Vynova wins overarching prize for customer communication
Microplastics are rapidly being identified as one of the biggest problems in combatting pollution from discarded plastics, mainly because of their minuscule size. Researchers worldwide are... (19.06.2019)
Processing customers have chosen the best European plastics suppliers in 2019. During the gala dinner of this year's EuPC annual conference on 13 June 2019 in Berlin / Germany, the... (18.06.2019)
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019: Price decreases in all engineering thermoplastics / Low demand
DSM
New thermoplastic copolyester line starts up at Emmen
With the exception of imported POM, prices for all other engineering thermoplastics on the Chinese market decreased, generally because of high inventory levels and low demand. PA 6 and PA... (17.06.2019)
DSM Engineering Plastics has started up a new production line for “Arnitel” high-performance thermoplastic copolyesters at its Emmen site. The unquantified investment is part of a... (14.06.2019)
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Canadian government proposes SUP ban from 2021 / Based on European model
DUPONT
Second former chemical giant emerges / DowDuPont dissolved
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his government will ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021. Although the government has yet to decide exactly which products... (13.06.2019)
DowDuPont is now history after a short life of only two years. After the Dow relaunch at the beginning of the second quarter of 2019 – see PIEWeb of 05.04.2019 – a new, slimmed down... (13.06.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Recyclate June 2019: Minor corrections with ABS and polycarbonate / Sluggish demand in automotive segment / Overall demand for regrind material nevertheless good / Price cuts likely with PA and PP compounds
20.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Recyclate June 2019: Prices largely unmodified despite increased purchasing costs / At most pro rata cost transfers / Significant discounts on rPET clear and rPET flakes clear
19.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane Feedstocks June 2019: Producers drive TDI up despite slack demand / MDI firms noticeably / Ordering still quiet / Turnarounds approach
19.06.2019
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Polyolefin notations fall in an uncertain global situation
18.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019: Price decreases in all engineering thermoplastics / Low demand / High supply
17.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2019: Pressure on prices constantly rising / Polyolefins and PVC nevertheless remain stable in first third of month / Styrenics plummet along with SM / Subdued demand dominates the scene
14.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia May 2019: Overall market still quite weak / Only PVC shows slight upward movement
13.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2019: Price decreases in most standard thermoplastics / Low demand / High supply
12.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2019: Polyolefins tend sideways to firmer / PVC and PS roll over / Most engineering thermoplastics move sideways / Markets suffer from trade disputes and automotive slowdown
12.06.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics May 2019: Price pressure continues / Producers have trouble keeping notations stable / Automotive slump remains key concern / More reductions probable
06.06.2019
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