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ABS
Realignment of grades in PIE's price reports / Extrusion and injection moulding materials now separate / Producers from Asia targeting Europe more strongly / Surplus puts pressure on European producers' margins
05.02.2020
ORBIA
Previous Mexichem group analysing strategic alternatives for PVC division / Processing apparently not affected
28.01.2020
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2019: Price decline continues / PP down again / Iran conflict and trade war with China to determine developments in the new year / Feedstock costs vary
15.01.2020
PET
Four US producers file petitions for anti-dumping duties against five supplier countries
02.10.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics August 2017: Prices up for most commodities / Supported by low supply and recovering demand / Styrene notations up after plant accident in South Korea
11.09.2017
CORRECTION - POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2017: Feedstocks see general drop except for propylene / Commodity market no less exciting than a rollercoaster ride / Demand normal to weak
20.06.2017
STYRENICS
Global production increasingly consolidated / PS market declining / Capacity expansions in Asia / Worldwide EPS demand continues to rise / Germany is the exception / Insulation segment largely switching to grey EPS
11.08.2016
POLYETHYLENE
High-pressure production: LDPE becoming increasingly tight in Europe / Global importance wanes / New plants mostly flexible and easily switched to EVA / Specifically targeted types more expensive
30.10.2015
BUTADIENE MARKET
Global volumes to rise by 4.4% per year to 2020 / Strong automotive demand for butadiene rubber and ABS / Asian players dominating / Grand View Research report
16.10.2014
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics PVC March 2013: Deep freeze in building sector allows only minimal cost pass-through for S-PVC base / Rising plasticiser prices drive S-PVC (P) compounds / April picture dominated by rollover, despite falling ethylene notation
04.04.2013
SASOL
South African group plans new mega-cracker in the US / Attracted to shale gas light feed
07.12.2012
UPDATE - PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
US hurricane season kicks off / “Isaac” threatens plants across Louisiana in particular / Numerous oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated / Reminiscent of “Katrina” and “Rita”
28.08.2012
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Fire takes out Formosa's Mailiao styrene plant in Taiwan / August group earnings could suffer / Cracker maintenance
14.08.2012
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