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Company plans split into two units / Specialities to form new core / Divestment of standard chemicals seems likely
More European capacity for HMD and PA 6.6 / Chemicals and plastics giant solidifies PA market position after Solvay deal
Dutch group gives itself a new structure / Materials likely to be divested / Options under review for PA, polyester and “Dyneema” fibres
Marketing Sabic's polyolefin elastomers in Europe
Plastics industry in strong recovery mode in 2015 / Thermoplastics consumption rises by 3% to 5.5m t / Strong acceleration in Q4 / Demand from automotive segment particularly high / Biotechnology continues to play an important role
Standard Thermoplastics in April 2012: Order slump shatters polyolefin producers' margin-improvement dreams / PS suppliers pass on cost relief / PVC and EPS make gains / Is a trend reversal on the horizon?
Standard Thermoplastics Trend April 2012: Increases for polyolefins are limited to cost pass-through / PVC profits from start of building season / PS notations lose ground / Slack ordering sets the tone
Standard Thermoplastics in March 2012: Significant margin improvement for PE and PVC in Q1 / Stable costs keep PS and EPS in check / Scant supply improvement / High prices dampen demand / Fresh hikes in store
Standard Thermoplastics Trend March 2012: Polyolefin and PVC producers pursue margin improvement / Stable cost base for PS, EPS / Cracker outages tighten supply / Upward price pressure continues
Standard Thermoplastics in February 2012: Polyolefins see triple-digit rises as margins improve / PVC producers also enjoy some margin relief / Styrenics reach limit / Olefin costs will rise again in March
Standard Thermoplastics in January 2012: Rising costs drive polymer notations / Windfall for producers as margins improve / Production cuts / Fears of major hikes heat up the market / Will buyers hold back in February?
Foundation stone laid for new PA 6 plant / Further capacity expansion
Engineering Thermoplastics in May 2011: Butadiene price explosion triggers triple-digit rise for ABS / Higher costs for PA 6, PMMA and PP / Limited feedstock supplies / High stock levels dampen ordering activity / Calls for fresh increases
Engineering Thermoplastics in April 2011: Upswing slows down slightly / PBT, POM and PMMA climb by nearly EUR 100/t / Q2 agreements tighten lower price levels / Price hikes likely again in May
Engineering Thermoplastics in March 2011: Considerable increases at the end of Q1 / Only POM remains stable / Feedstock costs drop down a notch / Supply tight / Significant rises expected for quarterly agreements
Standard Thermoplastics in March 2011: Higher costs mostly factored in / Minimal margin gain with HDPE and PVC / PS softer / Seasonal business boosts EPS / Sales decline / Fresh price hikes for PVC and polyolefins
Engineering Thermoplastics in February 2011: All materials still rising / PA 6 and POM soar by more than EUR 200/t / Cost wave continues to roll through the markets / No time for a breather before Q2
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