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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
NOVA CHEMICALS
Canadian plastics producer signs North American distribution deal for Sunpor's grey EPS
04.04.2018
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
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
EPS INSULATION
Fierce competition and high volatility drive consolidation in Germany / French state fund for renovations / New UK market leader is born / Cladding segment increasingly trends towards grey EPS / Prolonged use of HBCD has no notable market relevance
18.01.2016
SUNPOR
First phase in expansion of grey EPS output commissioned
13.06.2014
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
EPS
European market shifts / Switch from HBCD to other flame retardants / Slashing white EPS capacities / Output of grey material on the rise
03.01.2014
SUNPOR
EPS capacity expansion postponed to 2015 / Plans to raise “Lambdapor” grey EPS output by 60,000 t/y in two stages
23.10.2013
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend January 2013: Slight margin improvement for polyolefin producers / No sharp order rise at month's begin / PVC and EPS still weak / PS moving in tandem with costs
15.01.2013
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 Trend December 2012: Notations tend unusually firm / Occasional increases for PE / Only building applications weaker / Fear of triple-digit rises in January
12.12.2012
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics in November 2012: Autumn mist softens notations / Producers see fresh margin losses / Supply stabilises / December could see an unusual stabilisation
05.12.2012
SIBUR
Raising Perm-based EPS capacity / Second production phase to go on stream this summer
19.01.2012
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 in December 2011: Notations still tending soft / No more bargains for polyolefin buyers / Supply nearly balanced again / Demand robust / Rising costs to drive January notations
04.01.2012
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
SUNPOR
Expansion plans for grey EPS extended
08.09.2011
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
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics in January 2011: Polyolefins and PS go through the roof with triple-digit rises / Only PVC calm / Supply tight / Demand robust / Cost pressure intensifies / Situation increasingly dramatic
03.02.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics in December 2010: Prices up again in the last month of 2010 / Higher costs passed on for polyolefins and PS / Snow stifles PVC and EPS / Ordering lively / Extensive hikes planned
05.01.2011
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