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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
BEWI STYROCHEM
EPS producer consolidates central European sales activities in Finland / German office to close
18.03.2015
BASF
German chemical giant opposes prolonged use of HBCD flame retardants in EPS/XPS foams
19.06.2014
BASF
Spanish XPS plant now switched to PolyFR flame retardant / All plants to be converted by year's end / ECHA opens consultation on petition for exceptions from the 2015 HBCD phase-out
21.05.2014
EPS INSULATION
Syndicate plans to lobby EU to prolong use of HBCD as flame retardant / Decision expected by year's end / Ban already enforced in Switzerland / German association members plan to follow in mid-2014
11.03.2014
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics in December 2012: PE slide halted / PP follows monomer downward / PS producers recoup cost rises / PVC and EPS prices softer / Polyolefin producers will seek triple-digit hikes in January
04.01.2013
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics in August 2012: Polyolefin producers regain margins as costs spiral / PVC and styrenics players restricted to passing on higher costs / Supply tight / Further price rises on the horizon
05.09.2012
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend January 2012: Complete change of direction / Producers succeed only in factoring in extra costs / Supply generally balanced / Possibility of improved margins before end of month
13.01.2012
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend December 2011: Weak rollover for most products / HDPE very firm / Producers clear inventories / Bonus targets and end markets stimulate demand / Quiet end to the year
13.12.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics in November 2011: Producers pass on most cost reductions / PE film margins squeezed further / Supply and demand balanced / December could be calmer
05.12.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend November 2011: PE, PP and PS prices fall in line with the cost reductions / PVC still stable / EPS wins small margin improvement / Flood of special offers coincides with revival in demand
14.11.2011
STYROCHEM
Biodegradable EPS is launched
17.08.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend March 2011: Hikes for polyolefins above rise in monomer costs / PVC sees no margin gains / PS shaky / Seasonal demand will help EPS / Extremely high prices dampen demand
14.03.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics in February 2011: Prices rise again significantly / Polyolefins gain up to EUR 50/t / Styrenics see triple-digit hike / Supply tighter / Demand robust / Political unrest triggers oil surge
03.03.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend February 2011: Polyolefin margins improve / PVC producers likely to win at least cost rise / Higher benzene drives PS and EPS again / Limited supply lifts notations further
14.02.2011
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