Weekly News Digest 5/28/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Some processors bank on PE supply surge that will send resin prices lower

The Plastics Exchange market update May 17, 2019

SABIC’s depolymerization technology said to extend useful life of PET bottles

ExxonMobil announces major expansions

SABIC announces new investment in Ultem capacity

Shell advances plans to build monoethylene glycol plant in Louisiana

PVC prices settled down 2 cents for April

Celanese to close Tennessee compounding plant at the end of June

PE, PS prices up in April, PET slides

Graphene supplier points to benefits with PP



Weekly News Digest 5/20/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Contract polypropylene price expected to jump at least a nickle

The Plastics Exchange market update 5/10/2019

New polymer can be recycled multiple times without loss of properties

Arkema plans to build bio-based nylon 11 plant in Singapore

DSM expands in India with acquisition

Asahi Kasei to relocate European headquarters

Mass Polymers grows as it turns to supplying more generic prime materials

ExxonMobil expands Santoprene capacity at Newport, Wales plant

SABIC introduces new PBT grade made from recycled post-consumer PET



Weekly News Digest 5/13/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot and contract resin prices rising across the board

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: 5/3/2019

Prices of PE, PP, PS up, flat to down for PVC, PET

Polyplastics introduces new grade of Duracon acetal resin

Lotte Chemical and Westlake Chemical open joint ethane cracker in Louisiana

New study questions benefits of biodegradable plastic bags

Evonik overhauling it’s nylon business

Exxonmobil’s $2 Billion Baytown expansion to include specialty plastics

Borealis sees profit drop in Q1

PolyOne launches new cellular vinyl for molding and trim applications

Radici consolidating in Europe on automotive decline



Weekly News Digest 5/6/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: As PE prices started to tick higher, buyers came looking for deals

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/26/2019

North American PE price hike sticks in April

DSM introduces new grade of its Xytron PPS

Trinseo consolidating German operations

DowDuPont seeks buyer for bio-materials business

LyondellBasell sees lower sales and profit for Q1

Sabic reports lower Q1 sales

Covestro earnings drop in Q1

Lanxess introduces highly reinforced nylon 6 grades

New polymers are being developed that change color or fluorescence under mechanical load