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TURKEY
Spot prices rise in first quarter / Plastics imports increase at the start of 2019 / Currency weakness unsettles markets / Subdued polymers consumption in 2018 due to recession
18.04.2019
TURKEY
Currency crisis stifles polymer imports / Prices soar as lira falls / Markets in calmer waters since September
03.12.2018
RAVAGO
Belgian compounder and distributor acquires Bolcof / Boost to US polymers business
26.09.2018
PTT
Thai group forward integrates into PTA and PET / Majority shares in SCG and Mitsui
15.08.2018
CHINA
New environmental tax will affect enterprises throughout the country / Small cost impact for plastics producers / Facilities require less polluting technologies
17.10.2017
CHINA
False alarm on port restrictions for vessels carrying bulk chemicals along Yangtze River / Styrene, MEG and benzene imports remain unaffected in October
03.10.2017
CHINA
Many "teapot" refineries and petrochemical lines forced to close in Shandong region / Reopening subject to strict conditions
19.09.2017
DOW / DUPONT
China approves merger under conditions / On track for completion by the beginning of September
05.05.2017
DUPONT
Conditional EU approval for merger with Dow
03.04.2017
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PE, PP, PS: Strike leads Total to declare force majeure for Gonfreville / Other sites also affected
19.05.2016
IRAN
Iranian petrochemical group completes first bank transactions in Europe / International marketing activities expanded / Paving the way for future exports
13.01.2016
CHINA
Lower import duties for key petrochemical feedstocks and polymers
12.01.2016
INTERVIEW
“Our industry needs reliable suppliers!” / IK president Roland Roth on the situation on the polyolefin market / Need for more choice / US processors could become a threat
16.10.2015
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Ron Marsh, head of the Polymers for Europe Alliance, about the goals of the plastics processors‘ initiative / "Best European Polymer Producer" award
12.10.2015
VERSALIS
Unions pick up on plans for sale of Eni's plastics arm / US investor said to be in the picture
09.10.2015
INTERVIEW
"Plethora of FM announcements difficult to comprehend" / IK general manager Ulf Kelterborn on the current situation
30.04.2015
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
European Compounders and Masterbatchers Association questions legality of recent FMs / Latest group to express worry about current situation
22.04.2015
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
Raw material shortages threaten existence of FIBC producers / No choice but to pass on rising costs to customers / EFIBCA industry association
21.04.2015
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
French and German plastic packaging manufacturers alarmed by "unprecedented” tight supply of standard thermoplastics / Deliveries to customers said to be threatened / Declarations of force majeures questioned
10.04.2015
PLASTICS MARKETS EUROPE
Plastics associations voice concern over recent force majeure announcements / Processors increasingly under threat / Call for more transparency
07.04.2015
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Global oil price slide takes petrochemical chains down with it / Polymer notations plummet across the world / Decline picking up speed / Weak euro brakes downturn somewhat
16.01.2015
SOUTH AFRICA
Commodity plastics consumption to grow by 4.7% per year to 2017 / Growing demand for packaged foods / Frost & Sullivan report
08.07.2014
REPSOL
Plans to invest EUR 120m in Tarragona and Puertollano through 2016 / Restructuring for high-grade materials EVA, PE metallocene grades and polyols / Days numbered for EPS site Monzon
01.10.2013
CHINA
Standard plastics stagnate / Growth of 6% for engineering thermoplastics in 2012 / Market dominated by foreign capacities / Growing surpluses with PC and POM / Another grand "Chinaplas" comes to an end
24.05.2013
DOW
Arbitration court orders Kuwait group to pay final damages of USD 2.48 bn / Breach of contract suit over failed joint venture
08.03.2013
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