News Digest 10/30/2017


Sales flat for A. Schulman but returns to profitability

ARC Resin opens new larger distribution center

LyondellBasell considers PP expansion in US

M&G Polymers files Chapter 11

ExxonMobil adds new Santoprene grades

Recycling company’s warehouse burns in WV

Clariant and Huntsman merger called off

Production begins at new Solvay plant in Mexico

Weekly Resin Report: Will new petrochemical plants and reactors coming online bring price relief?

Solvay launches highly heat stabilized grades of nylon

Upwards movement for commodity resin prices


Weekly News Digest 10/23/2017


Kraiburg introduces new line of Thermolast TPEs that bond with EPDM rubber

Radici introduces new material based on PPS

Weekly Resin Report: Harvey-driven premiums peel off as spot markets begin slow return to normalcy

Solvay introduces new UV stabilizers

ExxonMobil celebrates Santoprene’s 40th birthday

Elastron to open US compounding facility (behind paywall)

ExxonMobil brings PE production online at new Mont Belvieu plant

KW Plastics receives approval to use recycled HDPE for food contact

Ascend introduces new PA66 for electrical components


New Digest 10/9/2017


Niche Polymers expands operations

Flat glass fiber developed for reinforcement of thermoplastics

Albis to acquire carbon fiber composite recycler

M Holland to acquire marketing group

Weekly Resin Report: PE, PP prices ease across the board

Compounder, Shanghai PRET Composites sees explosive growth

Toxic flame retardants are still being used despite alternatives

Agilyx, Ineos Styrolution plan to develop chemical based polystyrene recycling

Evonik developing new method for making methyl methacrylate

A. Schulman may be looking for a buyer


News Digest 10/2/2017


Distributor, Foster Corp adds Lotte ABS and PC to their line cards

Weekly Resin Report: Shortage of materials puts price increases in play

Compounder PolyVisions introduces new flame retardant polyesters

Certainteed says that defective PP from Ravago caused siding problems

Hurricane season hitting material prices

PET manufacturers accuse 5 countries of “dumping”