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  • EU PC PRICES INCREASE AMID SOFTENING DEMAND
    EU PC prices increase €50/mt from December to January, according to the latest assessments by GC Intelligence. While polycarbonate (PC) buyers endured another round of price increases, clear signs emerged…
  • BASF WILL EXPAND HMD AND PA66 PRODUCTION
    BASF will expand PA66 and HMD production capacity by 2022 and 2024 respectively, according to a recent press release. The project will consist of a new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant…
  • PMMA PRICES INCREASED €50/MT IN Q1
    PMMA prices increased €50/mt from Q4 to Q1 for injection moulding grade, according to the latest GC Intelligence assessments. A balanced market and falling spot methyl methacrylate (MMA) prices, prevented…
  • EU CAR REGISTRATIONS DECLINE 22.8%
    EU car registrations decline 22.8 percent in December 2021 compared to December 2020, accordingto data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). The numbers showed a fall for the sixth…
  • EU INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STALLS
    EU industrial production stalls in November according to the latest data from Eurostat. The figures show that in November 2021 compared to November 2020, industrial production remained unchanged. The latest…
  • ASCEND TO BUILD NEW HMD PLANT IN CHINA
    Ascend recently announced to build a new HMD plant in China. The new facility will serve to supply its global polyamide production. Ascend plans to begin production at the end…
  • RADICI APPOINTS DISTRIBUTOR PLASTOPLAN
    Radici appoints distributor Plastoplan Kunststoffhandel GmbH in Austria from 1 January 2022, according to a latest press release. “We are sure that, together with Plastoplan and our sales and technical…
  • TRINSEO INCREASES PRICES IN JANUARY
    Trinseo increases prices in January on PS, ABS, SAN, and PC by €155-210/mt, according to a note on its website. Polycarbonate (PC) will increase €210/mt versus December, while Acrylonitrile Butadiene…

MONTHLY MARKET UPDATES
Car engine

Nylon 6/66 (PA6/66)

Supply improved in December but was still relatively short especially for PA66… [read]

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Persistent support upstream provided a counter-seasonal price movement in December…[read]

Lego
PC Sheet

Polycarbonate (PC)

Higher electricity costs placed even more upward pressure on prices in December…[read]

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

Supply increased in December also because of a seemingly rise in imports…[read]

PMMA
Polystyrene Packaging

Polystyrene (PS)

The price forecasts in the short term were revised in December…[read]

Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

While producers have resolved some of the plant issues, stocks were low in November…[read]

SAN

Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)

Prices rolled over in December despite the higher cost of raw materials…[read]

Polyoxymethylene (POM)

The persistent supply shortages allowed producers to pass on the big cost increases of up to €500/mt in Q4…[read]

POM Plastic
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