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POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2022: Reports of significant increases except for polyolefins / Polyamides in particular are picking up / Inflation and rising interest rates are likely to put pressure on demand / Further inflation in May
11.05.2022
PA 6.6
China retains punitive tariffs for US imports / Measures against Europe previously lifted
19.10.2021
DSM
Dutch group gives itself a new structure / Materials likely to be divested / Options under review for PA, polyester and “Dyneema” fibres
22.09.2021
SK CAPITAL
Majority stake in US specialities producer Deltech
01.09.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America March 2021: Prices race from one high to the next / Shortage of material leads to stoppages in processing / Slight easing of the situation with PP / Further increases on the cards for April
09.04.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2021: Dramatic shortages spark price explosion / Winter storms on Gulf of Mexico bring production to standstill / Producers often unable to meet demand / Relief unlikely
10.03.2021
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PA 6.6: Ascend declares force majeure for precursor ACN in the US
26.02.2021
POLYAMIDES
Precursors, pull from China, and freight prices: Fragile PA 6.6 chain alarmingly unsteady / Steeply rising prices / Cost of PA 6 also moving up
16.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America January 2021: Unceasing upward movement in all segments / Rising feedstock prices and supply bottlenecks reinforce the trend / Slight easing of the situation expected in February
10.02.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2020: High feedstock prices, tight supply situation and recovery tendency in plastics processing combine to drive up prices / Significant increases with few exceptions / Tension unlikely to ease
13.01.2021
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Ascend about to lift PA 6.6 force majeure / Plants in US running again
07.01.2021
IPACKCHEM
Industrial packaging manufacturer may have new owner / Further investment for SK Capital
21.12.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2020: Prices stable to firmer / PE and PVC cool down / PP still rising / High feedstock costs push up styrenics / Further increases expected
15.12.2020
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PA 6.6: After Ascend, BASF also allocates base polymers and compounds / Force majeure for Pensacola / Repairs to take up to four weeks
10.12.2020
FEEDSTOCK MARKETS
PA 6.6: Ascend reports unplanned stoppage in Florida / Price upswing could accelerate
04.12.2020
ASCEND
Another attempt at price hikes for PA 6.6 and related products
10.11.2020
DSM
Global price increase for PA 6
26.08.2020
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Global car sales down 5% in 2019 / Industry faces consolidation and job cuts / Electric vehicles need one third fewer employees / Plastic content in cars above 30% for first time
19.07.2019
PA 6.6
Butachimie postpones maintenance of ADN plant in Chalampé to the end of 2019 / Capacity increase of 20%
11.03.2019
BASF
In-depth investigation of Solvay transaction / EU fears "control of PA 6.6 production chain"
27.06.2018
BASF
Takeover of Solvay's polyamide business / PA 6.6 segment to be strengthened
19.09.2017
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2017: Generally quiet month whirled about by Hurricane "Harvey" / First price rises reported for PE / September likely to see increases across the board / Spot markets lively as prices explode
15.09.2017
POLYAMIDE
Restrictions on caprolactam production continue in China / Environmental regulations threaten PA 6 feedstock / ADN is key for PA 6.6
21.07.2017
POLYAMIDE
BASF, Domo, DuPont and Ascend raise prices for base polymers and compounds in Europe
03.02.2017
POLYAMIDE
PA 6.6 market in uproar / Solvay confirms force majeure for HMD / Radici's availability unrestricted
24.10.2016
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