Following the success of the K Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, ICIS market experts have compiled exclusive market insights into the key plastics and rubber markets. We would like to give you an opportunity to download this valuable information and gain an in-depth understanding of:
Substitution away from styrenics is slowing but why?
ICIS Senior Consultant, Rhian O’ Connor discusses the reason behind the growth of Styrenics such as polystyrene and ABS and the substitution effect.
ICIS K Fair Special Report: PMMA and MMA 20-10-2016
Markets editor Katherine Sweeney talks about important issues for PMMA and MMA players at K Fair.
ICIS K-Fair Special Report: PVC 21-10-2016
Markets editor Chris Barker talks about the most important issues for PVC players at K Fair in Dusseldorf
As polymer players globally prepare to visit Dusseldorf for the K Trade Fair 2016 next week, hear what our experts at ICIS have to say about the market, the potential effects of Brexit, and possible regulatory changes.
ICIS PE Asia-Pacific Markets Editor Felita Widjaja discusses what factors have driven prices in the Asia-Pacific PE market lately, and ahead of the K Fair in Germany on 19-26 October, looks at what may drive the PE market in the region.
Asia Pacific PP Markets Editor Johanna Truong looks at what has been driving the PP market in Asia-Pacific recently, and what factors may impact the market going forward. Interviewed by Matt Tudball
Veena Pathare, Senior Editor Middle East & South Asia, discusses what has been driving prices in the region and looks ahead to what may impact the Middle Eastern & South Asian markets going forward.
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Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buyers in Europe are facing further price increases for 2017, particularly those with contracts linked to upstream ethylene and propylene, and discussions are expected be tough.
ICIS has created an infographic showing the current polyethylene (PE) situation in Europe, including spreads, production and current trends.
The first half of 2016 saw a double-digit increase in polyethylene (PE) imports into Europe when compared with the same period in 2015, as domestic demand grew but European production failed to keep up with this growth – shrinking instead.
In this Infographic, ICIS consultant Fabrizio Galié breaks down the figures for the main import and export destinations of the Americas, the Middle East and Africa and Asia in 2016, including whole-year estimates for PE movements.
The vote in favour of the UK leaving the European Union delivered a blow to business and to an industrial sector overwhelmingly supportive of the ‘Remain’ camp. The data from ICIS Consulting shows what proportion of the EU’s major petrochemical assets are in the UK.
They also illustrate the latest trade flows for the major olefins, aromatics, 12 major polymers and 21 intermediates.
Having a view of the future supply-demand scenario is crucial in shaping your forecast planning and business strategies. Download the ICIS Polyolefins Trade Flow infographic now to:
European titanium dioxide (TiO2) contract prices changed direction during the second and third quarters of 2016, following the substantial price erosion seen during Q4 2014 and early 2016. The improved market sentiment in Q2-Q3 2016 was helped by a widely acknowledged need for producers to restore lost profitability, amid some supply restrictions and better-than-expected demand in the first half of 2016.
Check out the updated ICIS infographic to see the most recent cost-cutting measures in 2016 and the impact on supply and demand.
On 10 October the Bundesrat, the German federal council, passed a resolution calling for an EU-wide ban on combustion engine cars by 2030. The resolution is non-binding. Nevertheless, it is a strong signal of intent that they believe the future of the automobiles is electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen-fuel cells.
In this white paper we discuss the potential for a rapid expansion in carbon fibre growth, and the wider plastic growth opportunities this will create.