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Central European Polymer Market outlook

Central European Polymer Market outlook

From 2018, the market was characterised by low prices and cheap import. We had survived the first wave of the epidemic, the demand suddenly started. However, polymer deliveries were delayed due to a lack of containers. All this generated an actual shortage.

Feedstock volatility, rising polymer prices

Feedstock volatility, rising polymer prices

At the beginning of last week, both “feedstock” and energy prices reached their highest levels in 10 years. The price of oil was 139 USD/barrel, NAPHTHA was 1,121.7 USD/t and the price of natural gas was 227.201 Euro/MWh.

Plastic resin markets turmoil

Plastic resin markets turmoil

The market is in turmoil. The escalating Russian-Ukrainian war is distracting from the deal. An unprecedented situation, market participants do not know how to react.

Plastics industry - long way to recovery

Plastics industry - long way to recovery

It was expected that the lifting of the restrictions would not bring an immediate recovery. Moreover, in some cases, the relaxation and lifting of stay at home restrictions has led to a reduction in demand and associated production.

Italian companies working at full capacity, despite coronavirus

Italian companies working at full capacity, despite coronavirus

In consideration of the measures adopted by the Government with regard to the spread of coronavirus, Amaplast underlines that to date its member companies have implemented all the actions required by legislation to protect the health and safety of their employees.

Term "Single-Use Plastic" harming recycling

Term "Single-Use Plastic" harming recycling

Recent research conducted on behalf of the Natural Source Waters Association clearly shows the need to be careful of the terms and language used when talking about plastics and recycling.