The plastics industry is at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS, USA) issued a press release requesting local and federal authorities to include manufacturers of polymer resins and plastic products as strategic and priority issues in issuing support measures. President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Radoshevsky said that “as more and more enterprises receive recommendations and orders to close production during […]

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PET pellet prices in China are down

PET prices in China fell amid a continued decline in oil prices, according to ICIS. On March 23, the prices of crude oil, naphtha and paraxylene fell sharply, as did the prices of raw materials – refined terephthalic acid (TFA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) also dropped. PET prices from buyers and sellers were at the […]

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Karpatneftekhim resumed production of HDPE

The largest petrochemical plant in Ukraine – Karpatneftekhim (Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region) – resumed production of low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE) after prolonged and forced downtime, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Review. According to the representative and customers of the enterprise, the Ukrainian manufacturer launched the production of HDPE by March 23rd. The stoppage of production of polyethylene […]

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High Density Polyethylene (HDPE, HDPE)

High Density Polyethylene (НDPE, HDPE, Low Pressure Polyethylene) Basic physicochemical properties Polyethylene (PE) [–CH2 – CH2–] n exists in two modifications that differ in structure and, therefore, in properties. Both modifications are obtained from ethylene CH2 = CH2. In one form, the monomers are connected in linear chains with a joint venture, usually 5000 or […]

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Coronavirus and Plastics Industry Business in China

The German publication www.k-zeitung.de published an article on the effects of the spread of coronavirus disease on the plastics industry in China. We bring to the attention of its readers in abbreviated form. Now that the coronovirus is spreading in Germany, the situation in China seems to be calming down. After the shutdown of many […]

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