PP prices in Turkey remain stable

Polypropylene (PP) prices in Turkey remain stable in the market after a small surge in activity last week, ICIS reported, citing market participants. At the same time, prices of molded PP raffia varieties decreased. Demand for PP fell amid downtrend in Asia, where propylene prices fell. PP prices in Turkey tend to follow Asia, so […]

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Despite the delay in the adoption of laws, Ukrainians are already switching to European standards for waste management

A pilot project implemented in Vyshgorod demonstrated the population’s readiness to sort waste. Despite delays in the adoption by Parliament of the necessary laws to implement the National Waste Management Strategy in Ukraine until 2030, the business is already moving towards the European principles of waste management. This is a separate collection and extended producer […]

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Production problems push polypropylene prices up in Russia

Contrary to the expectations of many market participants, in November, the growth of polypropylene (PP) prices on the Russian market continued, in particular, propylene homopolymer (PP-homo). Problems at two production sites for the production of PP significantly limited supply in the market, and, as a result, caused further price increases, according to the ICIS-MRC Price […]

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Lviv will refuse plastic bags: what to replace

In Lviv, they want to limit the use of disposable plastic bags in the retail networks of the city The relevant decision during the meeting on November 9 will be considered by the executive committee of the Lviv city council. In particular, owners of supermarkets and shops will be encouraged to offer customers an alternative […]

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Karpatneftekhim stopped the production of HDPE and PVC

The largest petrochemical plant in Ukraine – Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region) – stopped the production of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for preventive maintenance, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Review. According to the company’s customers, planned preventive maintenance of HDPE and PVC facilities started on November 5th and will be quite lengthy. Karpatneftekhim […]

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Plastic – to heat: scientists have come up with a new way to recycle plastic waste

Representatives of the National University of Singapore announced the opening of a new method of plastic processing. According to scientists, now plastic can be processed into special substances – aerogels, which, thanks to their unique properties, will find application in many areas of production and construction. Airgel is a substance with the lowest possible density, […]

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Ukrainian developers and manufacturers of polymers fell under counter sanctions

The Russian government introduced retaliatory sanctions against individuals and legal entities of Ukraine on November 1, the relevant Resolution of November 1, 2018, No. 1300 was signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. According to the decree published on the government’s website, special economic measures are introduced in relation to individuals and legal entities of […]

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