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PLASTICS ECONOMY
German-speaking Europe hit hard by Covid-19 / Capital spending halted
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Spanish AP-Waste project to study agricultural plastics biodegraded by insects
The global economy as well as the Austrian, German and Swiss plastics industries can look back on a first half-year that was exceptional in every respect. The results of the 39th half-year... (10.08.2020)
Spanish project “AP-Waste” will study the valorisation of up to five types of agricultural plastics as it seeks to become an international benchmark in treating and recovering end-of-life... (10.08.2020)
PLASTICS ECONOMY
PIE Readers Survey: European plastics companies withstand Covid-19 in H1 / Many expect better business performance in the second half-year
HROMATKA
Acquisition of majority stake in Guzmán Polymers
To gain insight into the European plastics industry’s business performance and outlook, PIE conducted its half-year readers survey from 15 June to 17 July 2020. Across regions and plastics... (07.08.2020)
Spanish materials distributor Guzmán Global has sold a major stake in its Guzmán Polymers subsidiary to polymer distributor Hromatka Group, according to investment bank DC Advisory. The... (07.08.2020)
BERRY GLOBAL
Q3 organic sales volume up 2% on RPC acquisition / Covid-19 takes a toll on Engineered Materials
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PA 6.6: BASF announces price hikes across entire chain / Producers have been trying to halt erosion since 2018
In a world that almost came to a complete standstill for two months, packaging manufacturer Berry Global delivered an organic volume growth of 2% in fiscal Q3, while an acquisition... (06.08.2020)
Like competitor Ascend Performance Materials recently announced, BASF is planning to raise prices across the PA 6.6 chain – mainly in Europe. BASF’s price for PA 6.6 base resin is... (05.08.2020)
Latest News
Price Reports and Announcements
INEOS STYROLUTION
Price increases for polystyrene and ABS
10.08.2020
TRINSEO
Higher prices for polystyrene, ABS, SAN and polycarbonate
10.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Russia July 2020: Notations rising in all segments / Only PET with notable reductions still
10.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GPR July 2020: Resins make up June's dip / Livelier demand meets summer lull / Producers' hike plans for August unlikely to succeed
07.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering thermoplastics July 2020: PA prices decline despite slight increase in feedstocks / PMMA likely to see distribution war / Slowdown in demand in August / Automotive situation varies across regions
06.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene July 2020: Price hikes match rise in costs / Negotiating fronts harden / Some large customers think the agreed annual volumes will not be achieved / Plastics tax creates uncertainty
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene July 2020: Most of the feedstock hike passed on / Producers rarely improve margins / Auto horizon slightly brighter / Increases unlikely in August
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics July 2020: Hikes mostly remain below the cost transfer / Demand is much reduced / Maintenance plans could lead to allocations / Slight price increases in August
05.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
PET July 2020: Firming of notations / Demand still weak from coronavirus crisis / Momentum from hygiene segment not enough to compensate / Bleak outlook due to indications of second Covid wave
04.08.2020
POLYMER PRICES
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks: July/August 2020
04.08.2020
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