News Digest 2/26/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Processors are focused on immediate needs, and they are paying the price

Teknor Apex develops new line of low gloss PVC compounds

PE, PP, PET prices bounce around in January

Kraiburg expanding TPE capacity in China

Sumitomo Chemical bringing PES material to US market

IHS Markit suggests that rising PET prices creating opportunity for recyclers

Formosa begins restarting its olefins plant that was shut down by fire in December

Chevron Phillips shuts down olefins plant for maintenance

US Government to announce results of PET dumping investigation on March 8th

Elastron enters a distribution agreement with M Holland

Pricing is down for PP, upward for PE, PS, PVC

Finally, a major capacity boost for Ultem

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