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Markets Standard Thermoplastics Expandable (PS, PP, PE)

EPS
PIE extends price reporting to include grey EPS / Slight growth expected for the EPS segment as a whole / Consolidation in the European processing sector / Impulses for recycling
05.02.2019
IRAN
Petrochemicals comeback stalls / US and Europe pull in different directions / Sanctions torpedo Western players' plans for re-engagement
04.09.2018
MITSUI CHEMICALS
Japanese plastics company establishes European compounding base in the Netherlands / Start-up in 2020
11.06.2018
ITALY
EPS consumption rising slightly / Higher demand from packaging sector
25.05.2018
HIRSCH SERVO
Acquisition of Rigips' EPS insulation panel division / First step towards Western Europe
07.02.2018
SEKISUI ALVEO
"Alveosport" foam production hit by fire in the Netherlands / Investment of several million euros to rebuild plant
14.11.2017
EPS
Global sales to reach USD 13 bn by 2025 / Strong demand for EPS food containers and lightweight automotive components / Grand View Research report
02.11.2017
STRUCTURAL FOAMS
Building and construction sector key global growth driver / PE accounts for largest share / Rigid PU will grow fastest / Asia-Pacific to outpace North America and Europe / Grand View Research report
08.09.2017
BEWI STYROCHEM
Commercial production of grey EPS started
08.08.2017
THERMAL INSULATION
After deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London, manufacturer Celotex takes PIR insulation panels off the market
04.07.2017
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
EPS: BASF manager Klaus Ries talks about the market, HBCD, the image of insulation and packaging recycling
02.05.2017
ITALY
EPS consumption stagnates at low level / Slight shift to packaging materials
25.04.2017
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Crackers and downstream units start up in Iran / Gas output pulls even with Qatar
24.04.2017
EPS INSULATION
Consortium lobbying for extended use of HBCD flame retardant largely disbanded / Availability of REACH-compliant alternatives said to be good enough to allow regular supply
09.11.2016
SYNTHOS
EU greenlights takeover of Ineos EPS business / No significant overlap
02.09.2016
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Polyolefins, EPS: Total lifts FM for Feluy
12.04.2016
ITALY
Output of EPS for building and packaging slips in 2014 / Performance of two applications diverging
17.04.2015
SIBUR
Foundation stone for ZapSibNeftekhim cracker and downstream units / Project costs and start-up could change amid ongoing economic volatility
20.02.2015
EPS INSULATION
Austrian producers switch to “PolyFR” / Substitution completed six months ahead of REACH deadline
16.01.2015
JSP
Japanese plastic foam producer to build fourth expanded PP plant in China / Meeting rising demand from the automotive sector
08.12.2014
STYROLUTION
Ineos acquires BASF's 50% stake in styrenics joint venture
19.11.2014
EPS
German insulation producers suspected of cartel agreement / IVH federation offices searched
07.11.2014
BASF
Sale of Americas EPS business to Mexico's Alpek / Partners swap portfolios in Polioles JV
14.07.2014
DOW
First XPS product with “PolyFR” technology made in Europe / Japan conversions complete with Europe and North America to follow
17.04.2014
ITALY
EPS consumption drops by 3% year-on-year in 2013 / Construction sector hardest hit
04.04.2014
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