Weekly News Digest 10/14/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot PE resin offers good buying opportunities

The Plastics Exchange market update 10/4/2019

Greenpeace comes to the realization that no alternative materials to plastics are eco-friendly

Chroma expands one Massachusetts plant, will close another nearby

Evonik launches new grade of PEBA TPE with excellent clarity

Company launches new resin for packaging that is home-compostable

Weekly News Digest 10/7/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Hefty PE price increase on deck for October, but it may not come to pass

The Plastics Exchange market update 9/27/2019

Downward pricing pressure for commodity resins this quarter

Polyplastics launches new low warpage PBT grade

More info from Polyplastics

Chomerics launches new FR, conductive, long stainless steel fiber PBT

PolyOne may be in talks to acquire Clariant

Italmatch buys into US Based FRX Polymers

Bio-plastics manufacturer Bio-On takes a big earnings hit

Polymax TPE expanding



Weekly News Digest 9/30/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Prices remain stable, despite jarring events

The Plastics Exchange market update 9/20/2019

North American PE, PP resin prices shift in September

LyondellBasell adds PP compounding capacity at Knapsack Germany

Toray makes medical grade clear ABS available in US

LyondellBasell scaling back US expansion plans

Americhem breaking ground on expansion at PA plant that will include clean-room compounding

ExxonMobil announces expansion of UK ethylene plant

Interesting take on plastic waste:

When will countries realize that incineration is the solution


Weekly News Digest 9/23/2019


Weekly Resin Report: PE prices hit decade-long lows, but don’t get too comfortable

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 9/13/2019

August: PE, PVC and PET prices down, PP and PS prices flat

Petrochemical prices jump after drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Ascend to launch new nylon grades

Daikin to expand fluoropolymer plant in Alabama

Covestro upgrades Japanese research center

Evonik breaks ground on new nylon plant in Germany

INEOS Styrolution launches new glass fiber reinforced ASA grade

Fun story: How little green army men marched into history

Weekly News Digest 9/16/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: In a murky contract environment, spot market discounts attract buyers

The Plastics Exchange market update: 9/6/2019

PolyOne develops new frosted color concentrates for PET bottles

Borealis having “unforeseen technical issues” at PP plants

Total Corbion opens new PLA plant in Thailand

Borealis breaks ground on new PP dehydrogenation plant in Belgium

LyondellBasell forms joint venture in China for PE, PP feedstocks

Covestro develops new PC grades for LED light diffusers


Weekly News Digest 9/3/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Spot trading prices remain flat

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 8/23/2019

Regional prices for PE, PVC & PET bottle resin slide in August

Formosa Plastics announces expansion at Baton Rouge PVC plant

Ineos introduces new high flow ABS grades

Resin distribution business healthy this year but faces an uncertain 2020

Teknor Apex to introduce new line of nylon 6