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European Plastics News will become Plastics News Europe in April, starting an exciting new era of top quality coverage of Europe’s plastics industry. We are really looking forward to giving our readers great journalism, essential information, plus valuable insight and opinion, month after month. With 40 years of publishing history behind it, Plastics News Europe takes the best of what it already does and adds new features, greater reach and the familiar brand name of sister publication Plastics News.  ...(more)
After falling since the middle of last year, European standard thermoplastic prices rebounded sharply in March. Producers pushed through margin-extending price increases following a large upswing in petrochemical feedstock costs, better demand and tightening supply. Following a rise in crude oil prices in February, petrochemical feedstock contract prices were settled at a substantially higher level in early March. ... (more)

Dow Chemical is combining a large part of its chlorine value chain with specialty chemicals and ammunition maker Olin Corp to create a global materials firm with annual sales of almost $7bn (€6.5bn). The combination includes Dow’s global epoxy business and units that make feedstocks used in PVC production. The Dow businesses to be spun off have annual sales of about $5bn (€4.6bn) and employ almost 2,000 at 11 manufacturing sites worldwide. ... (more)

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