Weekly News Digest May 16, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Warehouses brim with resin but most is sold or held for export

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/6/2022

BASF develops new high heat, FR color stable nylon grade for electrical applications

Radici acquires engineering plastics business of India’s Ester Industries

Kraiburg TPE introduces TPE grades for pet accessory applications

LyondellBasell lifts force majeure on PP from its Lake Charles LA plant

LyondellBasell issues new PP price increase for June

Polyplastics develops new line of powdered POM, PPS, PBT and LCP polymers

This Week in History

May 21, 1918: Jacques Edwin Brandenberger patents cellulose film which he called Cellophane

May 21, 2007: GE announces that it has sold its plastics division to SABIC

Weekly News Digest May 9, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: New force majeure on PP additives

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 4/29/22

Domo Chemicals expands capacity for its Technyl nylon grades in China

TotalEnergies declares force majeure on PP

AmSty puts PS on allocation

ExxonMobil puts PP on allocation

This Week in History

May 15, 1940: The first nylon stockings were shipped to retail stores

May 15, 1973: The PET water bottle was patented by Nathaniel C Wyeth of DuPont

Weekly News Digest May 2, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Another week, another penny rise

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 22, 2022

Romira develops high performance polyamide grade for metal replacement

LG Chemical develops new flame retardant materials aimed at EV batteries

SABIC develops new PPS grade for 5G antenna applications

Kraiburg TPE offers new recycled TPE’s for automotive interior applications

Avient considering sale of its distribution business

Weekly News Digest April 25, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Commodity resin pricing on upward trajectory

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 15,2022

LyondellBasell plans to exit refining business

Avient to acquire DSM’s protective materials business

Nexeo to open distribution facility in Costa Rica

Material prices increase sharply in Europe

Opinion: Get used to higher recycled plastic prices

Kraiburg offering recycled content TPE’s that are automotive approved

Opinion: My top three prizes for most irritating plastic packaging

This Week in History

April 25, 1961: Ravago Plastics is founded in Belgium.

April 27, 1896: Wallace Carothers who is credited with inventing nylon was born in Berlington Iowa.

April 29, 1937: Wallace Carothers committed suicide at the age of 41 by ingesting cyanide. He had sadly battled mental health issues for his entire life.

Weekly News Digest April 18, 2022

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 8, 2022

Inflation pressures weigh on plastics supply chain

ExxonMobil plans to take Jurong Island Singapore PP cracker offline

Ascend to acquire Indian compounder Formulated Polymers

Quantix to announce additional railcar surcharge

Several North American resin producers announce May price increases

This Week in History

April 21, 1801: E.I. Dupont DeNemours and Company founded in Wilmington Delaware

April 22, 1987: GE Plastics trademars Noryl GTX

Weekly News Digest April 11, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Fresh April price increases on the table

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 4/1/22

ExxonMobil introduces new film grade PE’s that promise easier processing and better performance

Polyplastics introduces new POM grades for medical applications

M. Holland launches new product line aimed at medical packaging

Celanese and Mitsubishi complete restructuring of joint venture, Korea Engineering Plastics

ExxonMobil announces PP price increase for May

TotalEnergies announces PP price increase for May

Perstorp plans to double carbonylic acid production

Weekly News Digest April 4, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Prices remain high despite packed warehouses and few export opportunities for producers

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 25, 2022

Avient launches high temp colorants for medical applications

LyondellBasell declares force majeure on Equistar PP grades made at Lake Charles LA plant

INEOS declares force majeure on PP after power outage at its Carson CA plant

New tradeshow PTXPO wraps up in Rosemont IL

This Week in History

April 6, 1865: BASF (Badishe Anilin Und Soda Fabrik) was founded in Germany

Weekly News Digest March 21, 2022

The Plastics Exchange Market Update, March 11, 2022

Polyplastics to construct new POM plant in China

Bulk transport company Quantix to impose surcharge on rail cars due to rail congestion

Solvay to separate into 2 independent companies

DL Chemical completes acquisition of Kraton

Opinion: What happened the last time oil markets went crazy?

This Week in History

March 22, 1949: A patent was issued on PET fiber to John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson

March 23, 1881: Hermann Stoudinger, who first characterized macromolecules as polymers was born. He would win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1953

March 26, 1956: Polypropylene was patented by J. Paul Hogan at Phillips Petroleum

March 27, 1933: Polyethylene was discovered by accident at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in Northwich England