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LLDPE moves below €1000/ton in Europe, eyes on awaited US PE cargoes

In Europe, LDPE and LLDPE prices continued to hover at around their multi-year lows as the downward trend of PE was extended into 2019 with January prices witnessing decreases of €20 -€40/ton. Lingering holiday lull and overall ample supplies kept trading thin...

  • 17.01.2019

March Brent crude rose 68 cents to $61.32/bbl Wednesday

ICE March Brent crude was up 68 cents to settle at $61.32/barrel on Wednesday...

  • 17.01.2019

Global producers form alliance to end plastic waste

The alliance aims to invest $1.5 million over the next five years…

  • 16.01.2019

EU passenger car registrations continue downward trend in Dec

The market declined for the fourth month in a row…

  • 16.01.2019

Nestlé plans to drop plastic straws from product portfolio

The company has taken further steps to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging…

  • 16.01.2019

INEOS sets Antwerp as location for new petchem complex

The €3 billion investment includes a new gas cracker and a world-scale PDH unit…

  • 16.01.2019

UK Parliament votes down Prime Minister’s Brexit deal

The proposed Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes…

  • 16.01.2019

March Brent crude rose $1.65 to $60.64/bbl Tuesday

ICE March Brent crude was up $1.65 to settle at $60.64/barrel on Tuesday...

  • 16.01.2019

European Plasticizers Update for H1 January

In the plasticizers market, players have come back to their activities last week given the long...

  • 15.01.2019

Lack of supply woes weigh on ABS rollovers in Europe

The ABS market is considered to be weaker than PS…

  • 15.01.2019

March Brent crude fell $1.49 to $58.99/bbl Monday

ICE March Brent crude was down $1.49 to settle at $58.99/barrel on Monday...

  • 15.01.2019

European PET erases hefty gains of 2018, notching 4th month of weakness

PET prices for January emerged mainly stable or with slight decreases compared to the previous month in the European markets, with January MEG contracts fully settling with a €35/ton decrease. Although an initial January settlement for PX was heard to be agreed with a similar decrease, negotiations are still ongoing...

  • 15.01.2019

Eurozone industrial output sees biggest fall in nearly 3 years in Nov

The production index decreased by 1.7% on a monthly basis...

  • 14.01.2019

Fire breaks out at KarpatNaftoKhim site in Ukraine

The fire began on January 12 at the company’s pyrolysis unit…

  • 14.01.2019

Versalis halts production at Priolo cracker in Italy

A fire broke out at one of the furnaces at the company’s cracker…

  • 14.01.2019

March Brent crude fell $1.20 to $60.48/bbl Friday

ICE March Brent crude was down $1.20 to settle at $60.48/barrel on Friday...

  • 14.01.2019

Ineos Styrolution announces Jan ABS offers in Europe

The producer’s January pricing policy defied lower costs…

  • 11.01.2019

BREAKING NEWS: Ineos lifts FM on PP supply from Grangemouth

The company could not be reached for comments…

  • 11.01.2019

Correction: Vestolit resumes PVC production in Germany, FM still in place

Operations at the company’s Marl site has been back online…

  • 11.01.2019

China’s Sinochem completes acquisition of ELIX Polymers

The Spanish company was sold for an enterprise value of €195 million…

  • 11.01.2019

March Brent crude rose 24 cents to $61.68/bbl Thursday

ICE March Brent crude was up 24 cents to settle at $61.68/barrel on Thursday...

  • 11.01.2019

BREAKING NEWS: Vestolit lifts FM on PVC production from Germany

The company resumed operations after feedstock related disruptions eased…

  • 10.01.2019

March Brent crude rose $2.72 to $61.44/bbl Wednesday

ICE March Brent crude was up $2.72 to settle at $61.44/bbl on Wednesday...

  • 10.01.2019

PS producers’ January offers defy lower styrene in Europe

European PS suppliers approached their local markets with rollovers to slight increases regardless of the unexpected fall in the January styrene settlement. Adopting a similar pricing policy, one of the suppliers raised its export PS offers to the nearby Turkish market...

  • 10.01.2019

Austria to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags

The ban is set to come into effect at the start of 2020…

  • 09.01.2019

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