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BILCARE RESEARCH
Swiss packaging group sold to private equity / Lindsay Goldberg new owner
HIP PETROHEMIJA
Minority shareholder Gazprom is purportedly pushing the pace / Serbian government will again attempt to sell the polyolefin producer at the end of 2019
Switzerland-based pharma packaging group Bilcare Research is being acquired by US private equity investor Lindsay Goldberg through its German arm Lindsay Goldberg Vogel. Swiss... (14.11.2019)
According to Serbian state news agency Tanjug and the government in Belgrade, the petrochemical arm of Russia’s oil company Gazprom is highly interested in a complete takeover of... (13.11.2019)
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend November 2019: Most producers factor in reduction in feedstock costs / Dull market means that pressure continues
RECYCLING UK
Additional recycling capacity needed to meet rising plastics collection / UK remains dependent on export markets
With the cost of nearly all feedstocks falling, European prices of standard thermoplastics also moved downward at the beginning of November. With only a few exceptions, producers have... (13.11.2019)
Additional capacity is needed in the UK plastics recycling and reprocessing sector, to meet the increase in the collection of plastics and rising demand for recycled products, says the... (12.11.2019)
MIELE
Household appliances manufacturer adopts cost-cutting measures and a new structure / Plastics processing remains a cross-sectional technology
SHALE GAS
UK government calls new fracking moratorium / Authorities say earthquakes unpredictable
Miele, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium household appliances, has witnessed two years of declining growth and is looking into a fundamental realignment. In order to “secure the... (12.11.2019)
The UK government’s abrupt decision to place a moratorium on shale gas drilling across the country – scant weeks before an equally abruptly announced national election – took both the... (11.11.2019)
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Price Reports and Announcements
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics October 2019: Feedstock prices drop / Most polymer grades decline / Anti-dumping duties on PVC imports lifted / Demand remains low
14.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend November 2019: Most producers factor in reduction in feedstock costs / Dull market means that pressure continues / Further price cuts possible by the end of the month
13.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
North America October 2019: Market weakness continues in the US / Price pressure remains
12.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Russia October 2019: Prices slipping across the board / PET and PE drop significantly
11.11.2019
CELANESE
Price hikes for POM in Europe
08.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP October 2019: Little movement for ortho resins / Rebates certain in November / Glass fibre moving sideways
07.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics October 2019: Prices start to dive / First part of quarterly reductions reflected in the monthly transactions / More decreases expected in November / Sales in crisis mode
06.11.2019
TRINSEO
Price reductions for polystyrene in Europe
05.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene October 2019: Factoring-in of cost increase is again the norm / Rises nevertheless sometimes less than reference increase / US imports begin to have an impact / Ethylene reference for November down / Price cuts on the cards
05.11.2019
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene October 2019: Poor demand curbs margin gains / Producer prices fall / Lower propylene reference foreshadows November downswing
05.11.2019
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