Weekly News Digest 3/18/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene trading picks up

The Plastics Exchange market update March 8 2019

Prices of volume resins end 1st quarter largely flat to down; PS, PVC move up

US producers begin to use emulsion based peroxides for PVC production

Eastman Chemical implementing cost cutting plan

Celanese expands co-polyester production in Italy

Total announces polystyrene price increase

Braskem’s North American PE, PP output fell last year



Weekly News Digest 3/11/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Processors anticipate another decrease in PP prices

The Plastics Exchange market update 3/1/2019

Mitsui Chemicals to open new long glass PP plant in China

Evonik agrees to sell methacrylates business to to private equity fund

Ravago buys rubber distributor HB Chemical

Compounder, Aurora Plastics completes renovation

ExxonMobil invests in new PP plant in Baton Rouge

US PET imports grew 40% in 2018

US PE exports surge in 2018


Weekly News Digest 3/5/2019


Weekly Resin Report: New Surge of PE resin may be around the bend

The Plastics Exchange market update 2/22/2019

Ascend extends nylon 66 force majeure

Velox adds high-flow PEEK to its portfolio

ExxonMobil to expand annual polypropylene production by up to 450000 tons

ExxonMobil plans to build new PP resin unit in Baton Rouge LA

Aurora Plastics completes upgrades and expansion of Texas compounding facility

Ineos announces new vinyl acetate monomer plant in Hull, England

Resin distributors Marco Polo and Global Plastics LP merge

Formosa seeks end to Federal pollution lawsuit


Weekly News Digest 2/25/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Bargain-priced polyethylene hits bottom, begins to rebound

The Plastics Exchange market update 2/15/2019

Ineos Styrolution completes acquisition of 2 polystyrene plants in China

Solid growth seen by most commodity resins in 2018

Total acquires French PP recycler, Synova

Solvay files lawsuit against Beijing Tiangang Auxiliary for patent infringement

Tight feedstock supply behind DuPont nylon resin price increase


Weekly News Digest 2/18/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: PE producers seek $.03/lb increase on February contracts

The Plastics Exchange market update 2/8/2019

Chroma Color acquires Polymer Concentrates

Bio based polymers only account for 2% of polymers market

SEC filing details problems at Lucent

Former Lucent executives arrested

Ineos introduces new clear SBC grade for medical applications

Covestro introduces new high flow PC grade for medical applications


Weekly News Digest 2/11/2019

Printing Press 1

Weekly Resin Report: Spot PP market shifting from bearish to neutral, with potential for bullishness

The Plastics Exchange market update 2/1/2019

Flat to upward pricing for PE, PP, PS, PVC and PET

Borealis and Borouge launch new medical grade PP

DowDuPont selling European styrofoam operations to Ravago

Brunk changes name to Brunk Plastic Services and adds toll compounding

Nexeo’s resin distribution business sold to One Rock Capital Partners

Canada Kuwaiti joint venture to build new PP plant in Alberta



Weekly News Digest 2/4/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Lower prices prompt plastics processors to restock

The Plastics Exchange market update 1/25/2019

SABIC launches certified circular polymers make from mixed plastic waste

Prices for PP, PS continue to drop

Americhem adding “white room” for medical grade compounds

Celanese shows strong growth for 2018

Sales up, profit down for PolyOne for 2018

Chase to distribute some SABIC materials in North America

ALBIS introduces new anti-squeak grades of ABS, PC and PC Alloys for auto applications

Polyplastics introduces Duracon PM series acetal grades for medical applications

ExxonMobil on track to start up Beaumont LLDPE plant mid year