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Dutch Ducor restarts PP production

According to market sources, Dutch PP producer Ducor restarted production on its PP copolymer line at...

  • 23.02.2017

Update on Borealis’s force majeure

According to market sources, Borealis declared force majeure only on the supplies from its splitter at its complex in Kallo, Belgium, but not on...

  • 23.02.2017

BP resumes production on PTA line

According to market sources, BP resumed production on its No 2 PTA line from Geel facility...

  • 23.02.2017

Initial March ethylene contract settles in Europe

An initial March ethylene contract settled in Europe...

  • 23.02.2017

April Brent crude fell 82 cents to $55.84/bbl Wednesday

April Brent crude fell 82 cents to $55.84/bbl Wednesday...

  • 23.02.2017

European, Asian PS markets face pressure from lower styrene

Spot styrene markets both in Asia and Europe started to retreat gradually after hitting their highest levels in more than 2 years. Spot styrene prices have steadily decreased by around $...

  • 23.02.2017

Europe’s PVC market set for new hikes on tight supply

European PVC players expect another round of increases for March due to tight supplies stemming from planned and unplanned production shutdowns at PVC plants and...

  • 22.02.2017

Borealis declares FM on propylene production from Belgium

According to market sources, Borealis declared force majeure on its propylene production from...

  • 22.02.2017

April Brent crude rose 48 cents to $56.66/bbl Tuesday

April Brent crude rose 48 cents to $56.66/bbl Tuesday...

  • 22.02.2017

March expectations call for third month of PE increases in Europe

Following increases of up to €60/ton that materialized on February PE deals, expectations for March surfaced for a new round of hike requests among European players. Firm predictions are based on a...

  • 22.02.2017

Vinnolit to shut PVC plant

According to market sources, European PVC producer Vinnolit is planning to shut its Knapsack plant in Germany due to...

  • 21.02.2017

April Brent crude rose 37 cents to $56.18/bbl Monday

April Brent crude rose 37 cents to $56.18/bbl Monday...

  • 21.02.2017

Delta between PS and PP-PET prices hits all-time-high in Italy

In Italy, the PS market is expected to remain bullish moving into March as styrene monomer is under upwards pressure after posting triple digit hikes for the third month in a row. This might change...

  • 20.02.2017

BP declares FM on PTA production from Belgium

According to market sources, BP declared force majeure on its PTA production from Belgium due to

  • 20.02.2017

April Brent crude rose 16 cents to $55.81/bbl Friday

April Brent crude rose 16 cents to $55.81/bbl Friday...

  • 20.02.2017

PVC demand set to improve in March in global markets

March expectations started to emerge on the bullish side in global PVC markets. A Taiwanese major has recently announced March prices with increases of $...

  • 20.02.2017

Eurozone construction output down in Dec

According to the preliminary data from Eurostat, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector in the eurozone fell by...

  • 17.02.2017

Will European PE producers seek hikes beyond ethylene again in March?

In Europe, PE players started to voice their early March expectations, which are indicating another round of increases in line with the hike expected on ethylene contracts. Some players...

  • 17.02.2017

Dutch Ducor declares force majeure on PP

According to market sources, Dutch PP producer Ducor declared force majeure on production of one PP copolymers in...

  • 17.02.2017

April Brent crude fell 10 cents to $55.65/bbl Thursday

April Brent crude fell 10 cents to $55.65/bbl Thursday...

  • 17.02.2017

Upwards cost pressure draws firm March outlook for European PS

In Europe, following hefty increases that passed on February deals, European PS players started to voice their projections for additional increases regarding March. Early expectations for a new round of hike attempts are stemming from...

  • 17.02.2017

Spot styrene’s gap between Asia and Europe widens

Spot styrene prices’ gap between Asia and Europe appears to have widened recently...

  • 16.02.2017

EU car registrations rise in Jan

According to ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association), new car registrations in Europe posted an increase of...

  • 16.02.2017

Production issues at Synthos’ styrene unit

According to market sources, Synthos’ Kralupy styrene unit in the Czech Republic started to have production problems...

  • 16.02.2017

Dutch Ducor shuts PP plant in Netherlands unexpectedly

According to market sources, Dutch PP producer Ducor shut its PP plant at Rozenburg, Netherlands due to...

  • 16.02.2017

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