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New recovered paper grade

in EUWID Price Watch Italy

EUWID has added a new recovered paper grade to its Price Watch Italy – new shavings of corrugated board, which corresponds to grade 4.01 in the European list of standard grades EN 643. We began researching market prices for this grade at... more

British recovered paper market fears

a collapse in collection volumes

(UK) – The British market was not yet hard hit by the effects of the coronavirus crisis as mid-March arrived. Demand was subdued in both the UK and Continental Europe, but more material was headed to Asia. The main destination for the... more

Coronavirus crisis hitting

plastic recyclers hard

(D) – The coronavirus crisis will create significant challenges for Germany’s plastic recyclers. Orders from large swaths of industry are drying up, recyclers told EUWID. Liquidity was the top priority at the moment, for these... more

The German commodity plastics market:

demand from the packaging industry rising

(D) – The coronavirus pandemic had a varied impact on the market for primary commodity plastics in Germany in March. Demand from the packaging industry had for instance increased because converters wanted to build up more stock. However,... more

Good demand for PET flakes in Germany in March

(D) – PET recyclers in Germany report that their businesses were still largely unaffected by the coronavirus crisis in March. The declining primary PET prices, which touched around €750 per tonne, did dampen sentiment. But recyclers... more

Company news: SL Recycling builds film recycling plant

SL Recycling GmbH is investing €20m to build a new recycling plant for post-industrial plastic film scrap in the town of Bakum in northern Germany. SL’s shareholders, Stephan Siemer, Ludger Ostendorf and Engelbert... more

Company news: MCAM acquires Swiss plastics recycler Minger Kunststofftechnik

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) has acquired the recycling activities of the Swiss firm Minger Kunststofftechnik. MCAM, which describes itself as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance... more

Coronavirus crisis causing major uncertainty

for steel scrap traders in Germany

(D) – At the beginning of the month, it still looked like business might proceed almost normally for steel scrap recyclers and traders and slight price mark-ups were on the horizon. However, there was a complete reversal in sentiment at... more

News in brief: Hydro announces temporary shutdown at two remelting plants

The aluminium producer Hydro is to close two of its recycling facilities in Europe temporarily due to the coronavirus crisis. The sites in question are its plant in Eselborn, Luxembourg, which is the group’s largest... more

News in brief: Umicore’s recycling plants remain up and running

Umicore will continue to operate its Hoboken plant and "the majority of other recycling facilities", the Belgian metals group announced in late March. However, the company is largely idling its... more

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