Monthly Archives: January 2015

Plastics raw materials

US scrap plastic exports rebound in Oct ’14

US scrap plastic exports rebound in Oct ’14

SPOKANE (Scrap Monster): According to latest government data, the exports of scrap plastic by the US surged higher during the month of October last year, in comparison with the previous month. Also, the exports climbed higher when matched with those during October 2013. The exports of recovered plastic during the initial ten-month period in 2014Read More

Plastics raw materials

Vail mulls over proposal to ban plastic bags

DENVER (Scrap Monster): The Vail Town Council is likely to ban the use of single-use plastic bags. According to Town officials, by imposing ban on plastic bags, the amount of waste shipped to Eagle County landfill could be substantially reduced. Incidentally, plastic bags account for a good percentage of waste brought to the landfill. Meantime,Read More

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Arabplast 2015 concluded with record scale

A record number of 906 exhibitors from 41 countries and 27268 trade visitors participated in the recently concluded Arabplast 2015 , announced the organizer, Al Fajer. The show scale grew by 38% compared to its last edition in 2013, while the visitor’s number was up 16%. Of the sum, 43% of them came from outsideRead More

Plastic prices

February hints at further PS drops in Europe

According to ChemOrbis, PS players are wrapping up their January business with monthly decreases of €200-230/ton after sellers issued additional price decreases on top of their initial reductions. Expectations for February are calling for refreshed price declines based on lower expected styrene contracts. Nonetheless, many players opine that the market will be nearing the bottomRead More

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Will rising export availability from China undermine bullish PVC sentiment in Asia?

According to ChemOrbis, PVC prices in Asia have witnessed increases recently on the back of restricted supply, defying the generally bearish trend in place in most polymer markets. Although players in the key Indian market are generally anticipating a fresh round of hikes, rising export activity in China may alter the market outlook by helpingRead More

At NPE 2015, Elastocon To Highlight 5 New Tpe Grades,Offers Industry Expanded Capacities

ROCHESTER, ILL (January 29, 2015) — At their NPE 2015 booth #26043, South Hall, Level 1, Elastocon TPE Technologies will be featuring at least five of its newest grades. Elastocon officials also note that major production enhancements now enable this American-owned privately held TPE formulator to accommodate orders for the most demanding of applications fromRead More

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Supply limitations for prompt PP arise in Turkey

According to ChemOrbis, players in Turkey report limited prompt availability for PP grades nowadays due to the absence of regular Saudi Arabian and Iranian suppliers. Several sellers directed their cargos to other global markets where they can obtain better netbacks which slowed material flow to Turkey. Another reason behind the constraints was reduced replacement activityRead More

Plastics mchines

High-Throughput Cartridge Lengthens Filter Life And Enhances Product Quality In A Pet Recycling Line Supplied By Starlinger

In a Starlinger recoSTAR® Line Installed at a European Recycling Company, New Nordson Kreyenborg Screen Changer Cartridge Increases Filter Life Up to Nine Times MÜNSTER, GERMANY, January 27, 2015: A screen changer filter cartridge designed to resist deformation and enhance polymer flow has enabled the operator of a high-throughput PET recycling line supplied by StarlingerRead More