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LOGISTICS
Situation improves along Rhine river / More rainfall imminent / The Netherlands expects improved navigability to ARA region / Polymer production problems should ease
10.12.2018
Latest news
BOREALIS
PP increase planned in Belgium / Beringen facilities to be converted to "Borstar" and expanded
10.12.2018
CURRENTA
Bayer to unload 60% of Chempark operator / Covestro reportedly uninterested / Private equity investors in focus / Workforce wants to prevent break-up
10.12.2018
MICROPLASTICS
ECHA shares thoughts on restriction assessment / Dossier to be released in January / Focus on hazards to the environment
10.12.2018
EUMBC
Ampacet's Marc Cornu confirmed as president of masterbatch and compounder association
10.12.2018
AMPACET
New range of conductive black masterbatches / First branch opened in Morocco
10.12.2018
INTERVIEW
PIE talks to Dimitrios Syrmos, president of Greek plastics industry association AHPI / SMEs in Greece face technology and financing challenges
07.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Composites/GRP November 2018: Resins slip / More downward momentum likely / Demand from all but automotive holds up / Glass fibre unchanged
07.12.2018
PLASTIC PACKAGING GERMANY
Packaging manufacturers commit to use more recycled materials / Up to 23% recyclate content by 2025
07.12.2018
AHPI
Dimitrios Syrmos elected president of Greek plastics industry association
07.12.2018
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
Another year, another term goes viral
07.12.2018
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
PP: Braskem declares force majeure in Germany / Raw material deliveries unexpectedly cancelled
06.12.2018
LOOP INDUSTRIES
Multi-year rPET supply agreements with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo / Chemical recycler's net loss widens in H1 2018
06.12.2018
POLYMER PRICES
Engineering Thermoplastics November 2018: Falling automotive demand leads to price erosion / Tight supply stabilises PA 6.6, PBT and POM / Downtrend could gain momentum in December
06.12.2018
HANWHA TOTAL PETROCHEMICAL
Plans to expand PP and ethylene capacity in South Korea by end-2020 / USD 500m project complements ongoing ethylene and PE expansion
06.12.2018
TOTAL CORBION PLA
Start-up of commercial PLA plant in Thailand / Boost to global output by nearly 50%
06.12.2018
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