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UPDATE - SUNPOR
Fire during inspection leaves one dead, one injured
27.02.2023
STYRENE
Infringement of cartel ban: EU competition regulators impose million-euro fines
29.11.2022
POLYSTYRENELOOP
German EPS converters rescue Terneuzen recycling plant from insolvency / Plant to restart soon
29.06.2022
EPS PACKAGING
Launch of “Smart Packaging Europe” campaign to promote expanded polystyrene packaging
08.03.2021
EPS
Materials becoming scarce / Styrene cost explosion drives danger of bottlenecks / Prices likely to hit record high in March
04.03.2021
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
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