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  • 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…
  • STYROLUTION TARGETS PRICE INCREASES ON PS
    INEOS Styrolution targets price increases on polystyrene (PS) in January, according to a recent company note. The company plans to increase prices on general purpose polystyrene by €160/mt in January…
  • ROEHM TARGETS PMMA EXPANSION IN CHINA
    Roehm targets PMMA expansion by increasing capacity of its plant in Shanghai, China. The company is investing “double-digit million amount” to expand production of moulding compounds at the site in…
  • PC PRICES INCREASE €105-140/MT IN DECEMBER
    PC prices increase €105-140/mt in December, according to GC Intelligence market analysis. The upward trend continues for polycarbonate (PC) prices. Producers facing good demand, supply disruptions, and higher costs, are…
  • PMMA IMPORTS FROM SAUDI ARABIA INCREASE
    PMMA imports from Saudi Arabia increase in August 2021 compared to August 2020, overtaking South Korean imports. The latest trade data from Eurostat shows the main trading partner for polymethyl…

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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