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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
SYNTHOS
Polish group ramps up production of XPS products / Plans for another production site possibly in Czech Republic
23.07.2018
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PS/EPS: Synthos' production in Czech Republic unaffected by deadly explosion at refinery
23.03.2018
SYNTHOS
Polish firm converts grey EPS production to graphite
05.01.2018
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
EPS: BASF manager Klaus Ries talks about the market, HBCD, the image of insulation and packaging recycling
02.05.2017
POLAND
Plastics industry continues on the road to growth / Processing segment gains 3% / Local polymer supply still inadequate / Lack of investment / Strong customer industries / Uncertain political landscape
17.01.2017
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
SYNTHOS
EU greenlights takeover of Ineos EPS business / No significant overlap
02.09.2016
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
INEOS
Agreement to sell EPS activities to Poland's Synthos / Proposed deal would create Europe's largest EPS producer
10.05.2016
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
POLAND
Plastics industry sees dynamic growth / Processing rises by 7% in 2014 / 3.1m t polymer consumption / Dependent on feedstock imports / Few petrochemical projects / Large-scale investment in packaging
22.07.2015
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
Breakthrough claimed in biological production of butadiene /Direct fermentation
08.12.2014
BASF
German chemical giant opposes prolonged use of HBCD flame retardants in EPS/XPS foams
19.06.2014
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 Trend July 2013: Moderate increases for most products / Sharp output cuts / Demand still sluggish / Rising crude oil notations support producer hike plans
12.07.2013
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Some facilities back up and running following flooding / Spolana extends force majeure until 31 July / Synthos warns of delivery difficulties
20.06.2013
SYNTHOS
Rising flood levels force shut down of Czech PS and EPS facilities
05.06.2013
UNIPETROL
Plans to modernise HDPE line in Litvinov / New bimodal facility to replace older one
13.07.2012
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics in June 2012: Polyolefin prices follow petrochemicals down / Bleeding margins / PVC producers manage to pass on costs / Styrenics also down / Buyers' market / July will see clearance sales as prices bottom out
04.07.2012
GENOMATICA
Cooperating with Novamont on bio-based butanediol / Commercial production scheduled to kick off in late 2012 / Inroads into renewable butadiene
24.08.2011
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
Cooperation with Synthos on biobased butadiene / French group secures the right for applications not based on natural rubber
22.07.2011
SYNTHOS
Agreement to supply Slovnaft with C4
13.07.2011
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics in June 2010: Polyolefins continue climbing / PVC catches up / Styrenic polymer producers improve margins / Supply still limited / Strong demand / First imports trickle in / Have notations peaked?
05.07.2010
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