News Digest 5/21/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene prices creep up, with additional gains on the horizon

The Plastics Exchange market update 5/11/2018

Carolina Color receives patent for new colorant technology

Asahi Kasei introduces new line of glass fiber reinforced PP

Struktol is developing additives to control odor and VOC’s in plastic parts

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Ravago to build joint compounding plant in UAE

Total continues olefin expansion with Algerian deal

PE scrap exports down to China, up to Vietnam


Weekly News Digest 4/27/2018

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Polyethylene processors sit on sidelines, expecting lower prices ahead

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/20/2018

A war on plastic could backfire

PC, ABS, nylon prices on the rise, PP, PVC dip

Covestro to offer materials on Alibaba site

ExxonMobil commissioning new ethane cracker in Baytown TX

US April propylene monomer contracts settle with decrease

Total Petrochemicals gains FDA approval for recycled HDPE


News Digest 4/23/2018

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Processors generally believe that prices are heading lower

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/13/2018

A brief history of “toxic” plastics

Did plastic scrap tear apart a whale from the inside?

Chinese compounder Top Polymer Enterprise to open plant near Atlanta

M. Holland and Osterman to distribute Nova Chemicals LLDPE in Mexico

Techmer PM to add capacity to plant in Mexico

PVC and PS up and PP down in March

A. Schulman v Citadel trial opens in Deleware

Trajectory switch in PE, PP pricing? PS,PVC prices holding?

News Digest 4/16/2018

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Trade tariff skirmish has chilling effect on spot resin trading

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/6/2018

Polyplastics introduces new line of LCP

BASF starts new polyarylsulfone line in Korea

Coventus Polymers to distribute UJU PSU & PPSU

US resin market subject to Chinese retaliatory tariffs

BASF lifts force-majeure for bio-plastics

Saudi Aramco & Total SA to build petro-chemical complex is Saudi Arabia

DowDuPont to invest $100 million its Sabine River Works plant in Orange Texas

SABIC to open new regional headquarters in Houston