Weekly News Digest August 8, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Ample supply meets listless demand with predictable results

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 29, 2022

Compounder, Aurora Plastics breaks ground on new facility in Ohio

Covestro warns that Ukraine war could cause supply disruptions this winter

Lanxess introduces new FR PBT grade for high voltage electrical connectors

SABIC introduces new PEI grade aimed at 5G applications

New crosslinking technology promises thinner and stronger PE films

INEOS develops new line of styrenic based additives for compounders

Weekly News Digest August 1, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Spot and contract resin pricing on downward spiral

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 22, 2022

Trinseo decides not to sell its styrenics business for now

OQ Chemicals to build MMA plant in Bay City TX

This Week in History

August 7, 1919: J Paul Hogan, the inventor of polypropylene at Phillips Petroleum was born.

Weekly News Digest July 25, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Processors savor rare taste of resin pricing power

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 15, 2022

Resin pricing outlook from ICIS (audio podcast and text)

Corpus Christi Polymers to resume construction of PTA-PET plant in TX

Bayport Polymers starts up new PE plant in TX

This Week in History

July 28, 1907: Earl Tupper, the founder of Tupperware was born in Berlin NH

July 29, 1941: PET was patented by John Rex Whinfield & James Tennant Dickson

Weekly News Digest July 18, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Prime PE prices continue to slide

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 8, 2022

Rohm develops thermoformable PLA for packaging applications

Solvay has developed new UV-C stabilizer for polyolefins for medical applications

New primer allows adhesives to bond with PP and PE

Covestro breaks ground on 2 plants in Shanghai that will produce elastomers

TotalEnergies lifts force majeure on PP from its La Porte TX plant

This Week in History

July 23, 1948: A crude form of ABS was patented by Lawrence E Daley and Robert W Pooley at United States Rubber Company which would later become Uniroyal

July 23, 1965: Washington Penn Plastics Company was founded

Weekly News Digest July 11, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Buyers press pause as recession fears take hold

The Plastics Exchange Market Update July 1, 2022

SABIC debuts PP compounds for foam molding

Heartland Polymers starts PP production at Alberta Canada plant

Heartland Polymers press release

New Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act may impact PVC market

Mitsui Chemicals develops TPV with recycled content

Ravago acquires 2 UK recyclers

Weekly News Digest June 27, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Fundamental downward pressure on resin prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update June 17, 2022

Medical plastics market expected to grow 7.8% over the next ten years

Solvay plans to double PVDF capacity in China

Solvay to discontinue production of two PTFE product lines

SABIC introduces new Noryl PPO grade aimed at EV batteries

Teknor Apex develops new PVC grades for wire and cable applications

Invista to expand nylon 66 capacity at SC plant

Weekly News Digest June 20, 2022

New study gives most flouropolymers clean bill of health

Solvay increases PVDF production for EV batteries

MSA Group to sell Kraiburg TPE in Latin America

Kraiburg TPE unveils new grades aimed at cosmetics packaging market

LyondellBasell reduces PE price increase for June

ExxonMobil also reduces PE price increase for June but announces July increase

Lego planning $1 billion expansion to Virginia injection molding plant

Opinion: Steer Clear of Greenwashing

Weekly News Digest June 13, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Time to stock up, as hurricane season starts

The Plastics Exchange Market Update June 3, 2022

Brazilian company, Gerdau Graphene introduces new graphene masterbatches for PP and PE

FDA to take another look at BPA safety

Avient launches new TPE grades for fatty food contact applications

This Week in History

June 17, 1988: Borg Warner announces sale of chemical division including Cycolac ABS to GE Plastics.