News Digest 7/30/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Despite robust trading activity, PE prices remain steady overall

The Plastics Exchange market update 7/20/2018

Update on Alpek fire

Formosa to close PVC plant in Delaware

June commodity prices calm as only PP and PET up

M. Holland moves into new warehousing center

Saudi Aramco considering investment in SABIC

ExxonMobil starts up new ethane cracker in Baytown TX

Eastman Chemical cuts ethylene production

EnCom Polymers expanding operations in Evansville IN


News Digest 7/16/2018

KRLD News Room

Weekly Resin Report: No fireworks in spot resin trading during fourth of July week

The Plastics Exchange market update 7/6/2018

Prices flat for PE, PS, PVC; up for PP & PET

Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66

Kraiburg introduces new TPEs aimed at automotive interior parts

Carolina Color acquires Chroma Corp

BASF introduces new hydrolysis resistant polyesters

Evonik starts process to carve out PMMA and MMA business

BASF considering building chemicals complex in China (behind paywall)

US polypropylene imports slip in May




News Digest 7/9/2018

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: June ends with a bang, as trading remains lively

The Plastics Exchange market update 6/29/2018

Processors and producers struggle with nylon 66 shortage

DuPont eyes upgrade to Chinese compounding plant

Resins get reprieve from China tariffs (behind paywall)

Ascend provides different perspective on nylon 66 shortage

Feedstock shortage drives up PET prices


News Digest 7/2/2018

News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Spot polyethylene prices drop by as much as $.02/lb

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 6/22/2018

Carolina Color adds capacity at Ohio facility

Mitsui plans POE/POP plant in North America

June price jumps for PP and PET (behind paywall)

Evonik cutting 1000 jobs (behind paywall)

EU to investigate purchase of Solvay’s nylon business by BASF

US Department of Commerce issues anti-dumping duties on PET from several countries

SABIC introduces new line of Ultem PEI for electronics components

LyondellBasell receives US Antitrust clearance for purchase of A. Schulman