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PETROCHEMICALS USA
Environmental Protection Agency steps up action against chemical companies / 218 plants affected
17.04.2024
US INDUSTRY
Congress reintroduces bill to extend producer responsibility, control resin production / Trade groups warn of stagnation in chemicals, plastics
11.12.2023
US REGULATION
Washington considers end of ‘chasing arrows' symbol / EPA says labels can be misleading / Industry calls for wider definition of recyclability
10.08.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2023: Weak market fundamentals and falling feedstock prices depress polymer markets / Producers cut back capacities
05.07.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2023: Low prices in all segments except PS / Surplus with most types / Recovery in construction and automotive without an effect on prices / Weak start to the summer season
07.06.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2023: Widespread reductions despite a few plant outages / Feedstock prices softer / Revival in demand still on hold / May prices expected to be lower across the board
10.05.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2023: Feedstocks drive prices up for polypropylene and polystyrene / PVC rises due to exports / Tendency for surplus in all segments / March expected to be weak
08.03.2023
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
ECHA takes aim at “forever chemicals” PFAS / Some 10,000 substances under review / Bans or restrictions could affect imports to Europe
24.02.2023
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
US lower house committee: chemical recycling does not support circularity, material recovery / Group tells EPA to retain waste processing classification for such tech
19.01.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2022: Widespread reductions / Good availability coincides with disinclination to buy / The many short-term production outages due to winter storms have little effect on prices / Weak start to the year
11.01.2023
PLASTICS INDUSTRY USA
Congress introduces Protecting Communities from Plastics Act / Opposition and counter proposal from trade associations
08.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2022: General market weakness pushes most prices down / Only PE, PS, engineering thermoplastics see occasional rollover / Downward pressure to remain until end of year
07.12.2022
PETROCHEMICALS USA
Bloomberg-backed anti-pollution campaign takes aim at US petchem expansion / Plastics industry fires back / EPA launches environmental justice office
10.10.2022
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Alliance to End Plastic Waste accused of greenwashing by UK thinktank / More resources, greater transparency planned / Update on project Stop
21.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2022: Polymer prices plummet / Trend turnaround for PS, PA 6 / Falling feedstock costs, weak market base to push prices lower
14.09.2022
LOGISTICS
European trucking faces looming AdBlue shortage / US processors unhappy due to supply chain issues / Air freight share rises significantly / Container freight rates almost unchanged
25.08.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2022: Most prices decline, but styrene-based thermoplastics see major hikes / Weak demand, full inventories / Benzene market calmer / Price reductions on the cards for August
17.08.2022
RECYCLING USA
California law requires all packaging to be recyclable or compostable in 10 years / Plastics packaging to be cut 25% / Industry to pay USD 5 bn to fight pollution, support communities
19.07.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2022: Many large price reductions, except for styrene-based plastics / Demand slows in view of rising prices and interest rates / Poor prospects for upcoming months
13.07.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2022: PE, PVC move sideways as PP nosedives / Precarious time for styrene drives up PS, PA 6 / Consumer demand slumps on high inflation / June expected mostly weaker
09.06.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2022: Reports of significant increases except for polyolefins / Polyamides in particular are picking up / Inflation and rising interest rates are likely to put pressure on demand / Further inflation in May
11.05.2022
RECYCLING USA
Plastics pollution probe launched in California / ExxonMobil issued subpoena
10.05.2022
UPDATE - USA
Plastics Pact calls for end of PS, EPS, and PVC packaging by 2025 / Group wants to eliminate 11 polymer products and materials
28.01.2022
WASTE MANAGEMENT USA
Environmental Protection Agency's strategy to improve municipal solid waste recycling / Plastics provisions in US infrastructure law
26.11.2021
PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
US trade organisation's report says plastics have lower environmental impact over lifecycle than other materials
04.11.2021
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