News Digest 8/6/2018

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Mostly lower polyethylene prices boost turnover

The plastics exchange weekly market update: 7/27/2018

Covestro completes sale of sheet goods business to Plaskolite

Braskem launches line of EVA derived from sugarcane

Ascend acquires Netherlands compounder Britannia Techno Polymer

Prices dip for PS

Solvay adding capacity in US

Prices flat for PE, PVC, down for PS, up for PP, PET

Growth in PP driven by engineering developments

Ascend’s nylon 66 plant at 80% capacity after fire



News Digest 7/30/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Despite robust trading activity, PE prices remain steady overall

The Plastics Exchange market update 7/20/2018

Update on Alpek fire

Formosa to close PVC plant in Delaware

June commodity prices calm as only PP and PET up

M. Holland moves into new warehousing center

Saudi Aramco considering investment in SABIC

ExxonMobil starts up new ethane cracker in Baytown TX

Eastman Chemical cuts ethylene production

EnCom Polymers expanding operations in Evansville IN


News Digest 7/16/2018

KRLD News Room

Weekly Resin Report: No fireworks in spot resin trading during fourth of July week

The Plastics Exchange market update 7/6/2018

Prices flat for PE, PS, PVC; up for PP & PET

Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66

Kraiburg introduces new TPEs aimed at automotive interior parts

Carolina Color acquires Chroma Corp

BASF introduces new hydrolysis resistant polyesters

Evonik starts process to carve out PMMA and MMA business

BASF considering building chemicals complex in China (behind paywall)

US polypropylene imports slip in May




News Digest 7/9/2018

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: June ends with a bang, as trading remains lively

The Plastics Exchange market update 6/29/2018

Processors and producers struggle with nylon 66 shortage

DuPont eyes upgrade to Chinese compounding plant

Resins get reprieve from China tariffs (behind paywall)

Ascend provides different perspective on nylon 66 shortage

Feedstock shortage drives up PET prices