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CHEMICALS ECONOMY
EU production forecast to be flat in 2020 / Cefic cites slowing global economy / Issues of Brexit not specifically addressed
02.01.2020
POLAND
Plastics production and sales climb in 2019 / Insolvencies set to rise / Automotive sector under pressure
20.12.2019
TOTAL
Large fire at Gonfreville refinery in Northern France / Company says petrochemicals are not affected
18.12.2019
PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Global polymers production rises to nearly 360m t in 2018 / European output nevertheless on the decline / Trade balance surplus falls / Good progress with collection and recycling of post-consumer plastics waste
08.11.2019
USA
Plastics sector's exports and imports up in 2018 / Trade uncertainties remain major issue / Plastics Industry Association releases trends report at "K 2019"
21.10.2019
UNILEVER
Commitment to halve virgin plastics use by 2025 / Pledge to help collect and process 600,000 t plastic packaging annually / CEO says need to rethink design
16.10.2019
PETROCHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS
Saudi Aramco's supply to plastics producers no longer curbed / Sabic, Yansab and Sipchem report raw material deliveries as back to normal
27.09.2019
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Attack on refinery in Saudi Arabia impacts China's polyethylene and MEG markets
24.09.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
Over 100 partners sign "Circular Plastics Alliance" declaration / EU-wide voluntary targets for raising recyclate usage / EuPC, Cefic and FEAD among signatories
23.09.2019
OIL MARKETS
Saudi Arabia aims to meet all supply commitments in September / Petrochemical deliveries gather speed
19.09.2019
USA
New initiative launched by oil companies and environmentalists calls for carbon fee
18.09.2019
OIL MARKETS
Attack on Saudi oil production not expected to have lasting impact on plastics industry / Threat of retaliation / Converters should either react quickly or wait it out
16.09.2019
TURKEY
Plastics imports decline in first half of 2019 / Domestic consumption of commodities and end products hits rock bottom / Exports benefit from weak Turkish lira
28.08.2019
BREXIT
No deal would be "dramatic act of self-sabotage" / Industry upbeat on economics / BPF survey
01.08.2019
PLASTICS INDUSTRY THAILAND
Polymer production growth supported by domestic and foreign investments / Strong demand from packaging and automotive sectors / Reliable logistics infrastructure
30.07.2019
EDITORIAL
When will we take our fate into our own hands?
24.06.2019
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
"Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019": Nine producers awarded / Vynova wins overarching prize for customer communication / Ceremony at EuPC conference in Berlin
18.06.2019
PLASTICS PRODUCTION GERMANY
Second half-year 2018 shows a decline in production output / Main problems are weaker economy and discussions on plastics waste
27.05.2019
CHINAPLAS
Start of Asia's largest plastics trade fair / More than 3,600 exhibitors in Guangzhou / Over 180,000 visitors expected
22.05.2019
BASF
New "Verbund" site in Zhanjiang to include polyamide and TPU facilities / Additional information surfaces
16.05.2019
SPAIN
Production value of plastics processing declines slightly / Employment now above the pre-crisis level / GDP growth loses dynamism / Political uncertainties continue
05.04.2019
BREXIT
UK plastics industry prefers revoking article 50 to avoid a no-deal exit scenario / BPF flash survey
03.04.2019
TURKEY
Plastic products sector hit by economic turmoil in 2018 / Production, consumption and imports decline / Urgent need to reduce dependency on imported feedstocks
01.04.2019
GLOBAL TRADE
Decline in proportion of goods traded across borders / Rubber and plastics trade intensity falls to 22.8% / Value chains more reliant on highly skilled labour / New priorities for location decisions / McKinsey report
21.03.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Coca-Cola and other major brands disclose plastic packaging production figures / Businesses across value chain commit to reducing plastics waste / Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UNEP report
20.03.2019
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