Below is an extract from the article dated 20 February 2021 on the information site polesine24.it:
The plastics processing industries are concerned by the difficulty in supplying raw materials. Five years after the last episode, fear of a new shortage returns to Europe. A drop in imports and an increase in prices are the effects of the phenomenon, which threatens to bring many companies to their knees.
The case broke out last October, when force majeure calls from leading European manufacturers began to follow one another to cut, or even cancel, deliveries.
These problems, combined with the lack of imports from the US and the great demand from the Asian markets, have put EU processors in serious difficulty, especially the Italians. The cost of plastics has progressively increased, reaching over + 30% in January (source Unionplast). Specifically, the prices of PVC, Pet, polypropylene and polyethylene have risen.
There are heavy repercussions to the detriment of the processing industries, which need to receive the expected quantities to satisfy their customers. The seriousness of the situation, in fact, affects the commitments undertaken, putting at risk compliance with delivery terms for an unpredictable period of time. It also determines a drop in margins due to the increase in the cost of the finished product, which is difficult to absorb by the market. The situation could worsen further, leading to possible suspension of activities.
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