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PLASTICS INDUSTRY UK
Significant downside anticipated from coronavirus in coming months / Packaging companies see rise in demand / BPF survey
25.03.2020
PLASTICS PROCESSING
Economic consequences of Covid-19 to peak in next six weeks / Advice to converters – continue production at full speed, then stop / Germany's ArGeZ sees technical parts manufacturing halting between end of March and end of April
23.03.2020
GLOBAL CHEMICALS ECONOMY
Output down sharply in January / Coronavirus already bites China / US plastics production up
18.03.2020
ITALY
Nationwide lockdown abruptly halts activity / Domo's PA 6 production still running / FCA shuts down Italian, Polish and Serbian production sites / Aid for SMEs affected by Covid-19
17.03.2020
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
EU sets out action plan for more sustainable products and less packaging waste / Plastics a major target
13.03.2020
PLASTICS INDUSTRY UK
Tariff-free trade the most important outcome of UK-EU trade talks / BPF survey
06.03.2020
CHINA
Plastics companies hope for "post-epidemic" rebound
28.02.2020
POLYMERS FOR EUROPE ALLIANCE
Fifth edition of “Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe” / Special prize for circularity / Voting open until May
27.02.2020
WESTLAKE
Biesterfeld takes over distribution of ethylene copolymers in Europe
27.02.2020
TURKEY
Plastics processing volumes rising / Lower raw material prices depress industry sales / Expansion of exports / Pagev criticises low added value and volume of raw material imports
24.02.2020
BASF
UK headquarters moves to Stockport in 2020
03.02.2020
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
EU parliament approves "Green Deal" / MEPs find goals too timid
27.01.2020
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
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