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LOGISTICS
Strikes and Covid lockdowns rupture global supply chains / Will the European petchem and polymer industries be dragged into the mess?
BASF
CEO Brudermüller on cost-cutting plans: any talk of massive cutbacks is “absolute nonsense” / But there will also be “some adjustments” in production
The biggest blow for transport flows in the globalised trade of goods could still be in the works: manmade breakdowns and pandemic-induced standstills are causing panic everywhere around... (24.11.2022)
The CEO of BASF, Martin Brudermüller, did not mince words in rejecting the accusation that Germany’s largest chemical company was planning a “radical cutback” at its headquarters in... (24.11.2022)
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
Latest industry developments: Ceflex and Alliance to End Plastic Waste collaborate on huge recycling facility / Flexibles market to grow 4.9% by 2030
INTERVIEW
“For polyolefins, it is not a matter of availability but price” / PIE talks to Daniel Winkler from Constantia Flexibles
European consortium Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste are collaborating to pick a strategic investor to build and operate a 50,000 t/y... (24.11.2022)
Exploding energy costs, delivery chain bottlenecks, and increasing expectations as regards sustainability are currently presenting plastics converters with enormous challenges. So how is... (23.11.2022)
KAZAKHSTAN
KazMunayGaz starts up 500,000 t/y PP complex / Construction of cracker, butadiene plant
PLASTICS AND CLIMATE
Plastics under attack at COP27 / UN agencies blame materials for waste, climate change
Kazakh oil and gas company KazMunayGaz has commenced operations at its 500,000 t/y polypropylene complex in Atyrau. The announcement came from subsidiary Kazakhstan Petrochemical... (23.11.2022)
The United Nations used this month’s COP27 climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to continue its push to lower the use of plastics. A number of UN divisions organised an event to... (22.11.2022)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
Polyurethane feedstocks November 2022: End of strong price hikes for TDI / Producers grant heavy discounts partially on low demand / Generally more reductions in weeks ahead
22.11.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering recyclate November 2022: Base material very scarce / Increased demand from automotive industry turns out to be a flash in the pan / "Just close your eyes and hope for the best"
18.11.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard recyclate November 2022: Prices continue to fall / Recyclers respond to slack demand with production cutbacks / No recovery in sight for December
17.11.2022
PIE SPOT PRICE MONITOR
Larger rise in quotations / Trend expected to continue / Ongoing gap between contract, spot levels
15.11.2022
VICTREX
Energy surcharge for PEEK materials
14.11.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics October 2022: Prices for some engineering thermoplastics rebound / Textile sector low / Most types projected to see a drop in November
14.11.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend November 2022: Month starts with mixed price picture / Late monomer price fixes delay polyolefin talks / Some increases may fizzle
11.11.2022
POLYMER PRICES
China standard thermoplastics October 2022: Prices remain mixed though bearish sentiment prevails amid weak demand / November quotations seen lower / Only HDPE, PP expected to hold ground
11.11.2022
UPDATE - POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2022: Weak demand, high stock levels put prices under pressure / Only PE moves sideways / Rising interest rates depress consumer behaviour / Further price reductions expected in November
09.11.2022
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP October 2022: Significant rebates for resins / Soft demand drives downtrend / Most GF types roll over
07.11.2022
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