News Digest 11/27/2017

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Lanxess to open new compounding facility in China

Weekly Resin Report: Processors limit purchases and work down inventories as prices remain elevated

Most commodity resin prices rise in October

Braskem-Idesa joint venture PE plant in Mexico ramps up to over 80% capacity

Chase now distributing materials from 3 sites in mexico

Chevron restarting major PE unit production in Houston

Dow restarts major PP and PE units in Houston

Lanxess raising prices for nylon and PBT

Ampacet invests in new capacity in Europe


News Digest 11/20/2017

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Ineos Styrolution partners with Pyrowave in polystyrene recycling project

Italian firm opens carpet recycling facility in Arizona

PolyPlastics offers low VOC grades of acetal for automotive interior applications

Weekly Resin Report: PE supplies improve as storm related premiums erode

Teknor Apex introduces new roto-molding grades

M Holland acquires T&T Marketing

Lanxess eyes record year with 35% increase in earnings

Where is Zytel now? Back in Wilmington


News Digest 11/13/2017

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Weekly Resin Report: Prices continue to slide as business returns to normal

Ascend to increase nylon 66 production

M. Holland committed to growth in Latin America

Asahi Kasei to open compounding plant in Mexico in 2020

Techmer PM to open compounding plant in Mexico

Firm to upward pricing still dominates commodity resins, but…

DowDuPont boosts production of Zytel HTN compounds in Belgium

Chevron Phillips celebrates startup of US Gulf Coast PE plant

ELIX Polymers partners with T&P Plastic for ABS distribution in the Balkans

Braskem’s US PP operating rate slides to 92% in third quarter




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News Digest 11/6/2017

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Foster Corp introduces new line of SMMA for medical applications

Weekly Resin Report: Commodity-grade PE resins experience price erosion

M&G puts unfinished PET plant in Corpus Christi Texas on the market

Braskem denies rumor that LyondellBasell has made offer to purchase it

Trinseo reports third quarter results

A Schulman reports fiscal fourth quarter results