Monthly Archives: August 2014

Plastics Industry News

First Reimotec high-performance strapping tape line for PP and PET installed in China

First Reimotec high-performance strapping tape line for PP and PET installed in China

Lampertheim/Troisdorf, August 28, 2014. A major Chinese producer of strapping tapes has expanded his production capacities by the addition of a Reimotec high-performance line for the production of PP and PET strapping tapes. The line can reach production speeds of 200 m/min and output rates of 500 kgs/h. According to the General Manager of the Chinese strappingRead More

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Integrated LED “Edgelight” signal lights from Hella on the Porsche Macan

Tool maker and model maker Hofmann Innovation as partner in the new “Edgelight” light design. A completely distortion-free thick-walled PMMA body in 2K technology Lichtenfels, August, 28th, 2014: Automotive lighting is an interplay of function and design. It should be functionally outstanding and contribute to the unique look of a vehicle. For the new PorscheRead More

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California Assembly rejects state-wide plastic bag ban

  From The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association: A Bill to ban plastic bags throughout California narrowly failed earlier this week when it was rejected on a 37-33 vote in the State Assembly, yet it could still be revived as the session does not conclude until Sunday. The measure has engendered fierce lobbying, with protagonists for eachRead More

PE prices

Middle Eastern producers reveal September PE prices to SEA

Some of the Middle Eastern producers revealed fresh PE offers for September to Southeast Asia this week with the recent levels representing rollovers from August as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. The main supporting factor behind this common pricing policy was PE supply limitations, which helped producers to feel free from stock pressure inRead More

Former Husky Vp Michael Urquhart Joins Npe2015 Sales Team

Global Marketer Brings Expertise in PET and Other Packaging Sectors WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., August 27, 2014: Michael Urquhart will work in cooperation with Gunther Hoyt Associates, a key international sales agent for NPE2015: The International Plastics  Showcase, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE shows. NPE2015 will take placeRead More

Indian PVC buyers seek price relief

PVC buyers in India are taking a cautious approach to the market as they believe that they will be able to obtain some price relief in the coming weeks as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. Although demand may start to pick up following the expected end of the monsoon season in September, buyers neverthelessRead More

September hints at softer outlook for PP in Europe

In Europe, late August deals for PP are being concluded with decreases while trading activities are muted as players are returning from the holidays in South Europe while others are focused on the September outlook as per the pricing service of ChemOrbis. A West European producer settled their August gentlemen’s agreements for PP with decreasesRead More

A world first: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Xylene

Xylenes are aromatic, colorless liquids needed, e.g., for PET plastics , PVC plasticizers, fuels and solvents. In the now available analysis of the global market for xylene, the market research institute Ceresana provides data concerning individual xylene isomers: for the first time, markets  for para-, ortho- and metaxylene split by important countries and regions areRead More