In the Spotlight
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend January 2021: Cracker outages and limitations with downstream PE products drive up prices / Lack of imports for blow moulding and pipe materials / Further increases before end of month
15.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
China engineering thermoplastics December 2020: Average prices mostly higher / PA 6.6 skyrockets / Demand softens at the year's end / Notations expected to fall
15.01.2021
PLASTICS WASTE
New rules on exports from the EU in effect / Notification required for shipping hazardous material / Amendment to Basel Convention
14.01.2021
Latest news
RESEARCH
Scientists reveal details of project on mixed plastics recycling and a new wood-derived polymer solution
15.01.2021
BASF
New technical development centre opens in Thailand
15.01.2021
WIRTHWEIN
German auto supplier assumes full control of Chinese JV / Higher capacity utilisation with follow-on orders
15.01.2021
ADDMASTER
UK additives company snapped up by Swedish rival
15.01.2021
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
Fashionability, sustainability, lip-readability
15.01.2021
MEXICO
Mexico City bans single-use plastic bags / Producers voice displeasure with move
14.01.2021
BASF
Closure of “Ultramid” compounding plant at Leuna / Concentration at three sites
14.01.2021
SASOL
Sale of PE producer Gemini to Ineos completed
14.01.2021
AGILYX
Feasibility study with Braskem for plastics recycling project in North America
14.01.2021
ADIENT
Chinese auto supplier Nobo takes over German interiors plant / German base for Great Wall Motors
14.01.2021
WETROPA
Sales cooperation with foam manufacturer JSP / EPE foam made from 50% recycled material
14.01.2021
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2020: High feedstock prices, tight supply situation and recovery tendency in plastics processing combine to drive up prices / Significant increases with few exceptions / Tension unlikely to ease
13.01.2021
BEVERAGE CARTONS
Recycling rate of multi-layer packaging formats dips when calculated using new EU rules / EU guidance to come into force in June 2022 / Research commissioned by Zero Waste Europe
13.01.2021
UK
Government says pandemic could affect country's ability to reduce plastic waste
13.01.2021
LUMMUS
US firm to supply ethylene crackers to massive Baltic coast PE complex
13.01.2021
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