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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:

  • The outlook for key European plastics markets such as PP, ABS, PE, PVC, PET and EPS
  • Why producers need to worry about growth as well as cost competitiveness
  • The reasons behind the fall in confidence of end-use markets
  • The background behind the slowing substitution away from styrenics
  • The death of diesel and plastic growth
  • Global HDPE and PP supply and demand for 2016-2017

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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

ICIS K Trade Fair webinars: EU polymer market outlook, Brexit impacts and issues facing UK chemical producers

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.

EU Polymer Markets – overview and outlook Linda Naylor, Senior Editor

EU Polymer Markets – overview and outlook Linda Naylor, Senior Editor

The Brexit vote and its potential implications Nigel Davis, Insight Editor

The Brexit vote and its potential implications Nigel Davis, Insight Editor

And the regulatory challenges Brexit poses Will Beacham, Deputy Editor, ICIS Chemical Business

And the regulatory challenges Brexit poses Will Beacham, Deputy Editor, ICIS Chemical Business

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ICIS K trade fair podcasts

ICIS Asia-Pacific Polyethylene PEPP Talk

ICIS Asia-Pacific Polyethylene PEPP Talk

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.


ICIS Asia-Pacific Polypropylene PEPP Talk

ICIS Asia-Pacific Polypropylene PEPP Talk

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


ICIS Middle East PEPP Talk

ICIS Middle East PEPP Talk

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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Europe PP buyers reluctant to pay more but sellers also headstrong

...are very poor.” “We had long discussions at the K Fair,” said another buyer, “and they [producers] didn’t change their minds.” Discussions... Mon, 07 Nov 2016

Europe top stories: weekly summary

...trending lower in all indicators as worrying global trends offset fairly positive data in Europe. K Fair ’16: LDPE sellers expected to prefer Asia... Mon, 31 Oct 2016

K Fair ’16: LDPE sellers expected to prefer Asia to Europe as prices slip

...K Fair ’16: LDPE sellers expected to prefer Asia to Europe as prices slip. Linda Naylor. LONDON (ICIS)--Linear low density polyethylene C4 (butene based)... Mon, 24 Oct 2016

Europe top stories: weekly summary

...K Fair '16: Automobiles steal the show The automotive sector was in the spotlight at K Fair in Dusseldorf on Friday, with several chemical producers displaying... Mon, 24 Oct 2016

US PP expected to roll in Oct, drop in Nov – buyer

...The gain in September will be neutralized by the end of the year,” the buyer said, speaking on the sidelines of K Fair, the huge plastics trade show this... Fri, 21 Oct 2016

ICIS Infographic: Polyethylene pre-K Trade Fair snapshot

ICIS Infographic: Polyethylene pre-K Trade Fair snapshot

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. 

ICIS Infographic: Global Polyethylene Trade Flow For 2016

ICIS Infographic: Global Polyethylene Trade Flow For 2016

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.

UK petchem in spotlight after Brexit vote

UK petchem in spotlight  after Brexit vote

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.

 



 

Polyolefins Trade Flow 2016 Infographic

Worldwide product flow - Polyolefins

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:

  • View the forecast import-export volumes and flows between regions for polyolefins in 2016-2017
  • Identify supply-demand imbalances and trading patterns

Global restructuring/cost-cutting measures in the TiO2 market - updated infographic

Global restructuring/cost-cutting measures in the TiO2 market - updated infographic

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.

ICIS White Paper: Electric Vehicles Could Cause Carbon Fibre Growth Explosion By 2030

ICIS White Paper: Electric Vehicles Could Cause Carbon Fibre Growth Explosion By 2030

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.