Monthly Archives: December 2012

BASF to demonstrate new coolpure 1.0 concept refrigerator at Living Kitchen

BASF to demonstrate new coolpure 1.0 concept refrigerator at Living Kitchen

BASF to demonstrate new coolpure 1.0 concept refrigerator at Living Kitchen

BASF will present its new coolpure 1.0 concept refrigerator at the Living Kitchen, an international kitchen show held in Cologne, Germany from January 14-20, 2013. As said, coolpure 1.0 explores the new fields of application for polyurethane (PU) in the refrigerator sector, where the emphasis until now has been mainly on insulation. It is a uniqueRead More

Last Year Remained Fortunate for Many Plastics Majors: A report

Last Year Remained Fortunate for Many Plastics Majors: A report

There are sound reasons that most of the plastic majors don’t want the year of 2012 to end. And this is not without reason as various publicly held plastic material companies and organizations like PolyOne have witnessed high stock prices for their companies in the year of 2012. The companies are of the opinion thatRead More

Switzerland’s Federal Parliament Votes for Bag Ban Motion

Switzerland’s Federal Parliament Votes for Bag Ban Motion

According to the latest news from European plastic industry the federal parliament of Switzerland has accepted a motion proposing to ban single-trip plastic shopping bags. The move was initiated by the Switzerland’s federal parliament after perceiving the adverse long run impact of plastic bags to the climate and environment. The federal parliament is of theRead More

Middle Eastern producers issue PE hikes for January

Middle Eastern producers issue PE hikes for January

Middle Eastern producers have approached global markets this past week with price increases on PE products, as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Planned production shutdowns in the region for the first quarter, along with strong ethylene were cited by producer sources as reasons for the price hikes. Earlier in the week, a source atRead More

Germany based VEKA expands its PVC recycling unit in France

Germany based VEKA expands its PVC recycling unit in France

According to the latest European plastic news the Germany based PVC recycling giant VEKA is expanding its dimension in France. The move was initiated by the company after its record recycling rates in the United Kingdom. Industry experts and professionals have overwhelmingly welcomed the initiative of the company as it would help the country producingRead More

2012 review: GPPS posts significant gains against HIPS, PP in China

2012 review: GPPS posts significant gains against HIPS, PP in China

A strong GPPS market was one of the most striking features in China’s polymer market over the course of 2012, with developments in China reflecting a larger global trend, as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Pushed higher by persistent increases in styrene feedstock costs, GPPS prices gained significantly relative to HIPS and PP overRead More

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