News Digest 1/14/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

The Plastics Exchange market update 1/4/2019

Commodity resin prices take a dive in December

Lower prices for PP, PS, PE, PET; PVC flat

China’s Sinochem completes acquisition of Elix Polymers

DAK Americas acquires Indiana PET recycling company assets

BASF marketing Solvay assets to save deal

Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66 feedstock HMD

Ascend expects nylon 66 shortage to end before Q2 2019

RTP signals it’s moving ahead with plant in Ireland

CertainTeed closing PVC resin plant in Louisiana

BASF to open new ethylene cracker in China

Teknor Apex launches heat & chemical resistant TPEs for food contact applications


News Digest 12/31/2018

Noise Maker

Because of the holidays, it was slow news week this week but there are a few items:

Ineos Styrolution to expand ABS and ASA production in Mexico and Texas

Dow’s Freeport TX olefin plant hit by lightning strike

US PE spot prices end year in a slump, with further expansions on the way

Formosa delays openings for some new plants and expansions

Compounding Solutions to distribute Evonik medical grade polymers


News Digest 12/24/2018

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: Holiday shoppers take advantage of discounts

The Plastics Exchange weekly market update

Prices slide for PP, PE, PET

Whole Foods tries to go green, ends up with a worse alternative

North American polyethylene market still growing amid challenges

Ascend adding more nylon 66 output in in South Carolina

Solvay introduces new line of FR Nylon

DSM introduces new thermoplastic copolyester for 3d printing of auto parts

Borealis increases PP capacity in Europe

Solvay appoints Forster to distribute medical grade PEEK and PAEK

Indorama acquires PET maker Invista Resins and Fibers


News Digest 12/17/2018

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: ‘Twas the start of December and not a buyer was stirring

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: December 7, 2018

Volume resins to enter new year on downward pricing trajectory

M. Holland enters into North American distribution agreement with Borealis

PET bottle resin prices fall

New Canadian PP plant set to open in 2021

Borealis boosts PP production in Europe

Albis to distribute FR TPE line from Uteksol

DowDuPont to increase high temperature nylon capacity in Germany