Weekly News Digest 8/31/2020

Weekly Resin Report: Robust processor demand and hurricane threat impact spot market prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 8/21/20

PE, PVC, PS prices on the move with hurricane expected to drive more challenges

European thermoplastic price up for 2nd month

The Plastics Exchange Hurricane Laura update

Gulf coast operations shut down in advance of strengthening hurricane

Gulf coast resin production spared the worst of Hurricane Laura

Power outages force temporary closures at some firms in storm’s path

New PE grades from Nova Chemicals reduce cycle times and increase process window

Sabic to boost Noryl production to meet demand

Lubrizol adds TPU capacity

Kraiburg TPE adds new cost effective automotive interior grades

Weekly News Digest 8/24/2020

Weekly Resin Report: Outlook for PE Prices Remains Bullish

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 8/14/20

Producers issue new PE price increases for September

Researchers develop new material that can be recycled without loss of properties

Braskem launches new PP grade to replace PET in food packaging

American Chemistry Council asks CA supreme court to remove DINP plasticizer from Prop 65 list

Recovery underway for resin distribution in 2020

Braskem rejects allegations of corruption involving Mexican state owned petroleum company

Formosa declares force majeure on PVC made in TX and LA

ExxonMobil launches foamable PP for packaging applications

Hexpol TPE adds new bio-based SBC and TPO grades to it offerings

Weekly News Digest 8/17/2020

Weekly Resin Report: Another price increase for August PE contracts on the table

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 8/10/2020

Commodity resin prices stay heated in July

Bioplastics developers trying to make biodegradable materials decay faster

PET distributor PolyQuest names new President

First Graphene Ltd is developing graphene filled HDPE

UK startup plans to capture and recycle large amount of PP food packaging

Formosa declares force majeure on PP from Point Comfort, TX plant

Mitigating and troubleshooting underwater pelletizing issues

Weekly News Digest 8/10/2020

Weekly Resin Report: PE supply/demand balance tightens

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 7/31/2020

Prices for PE, PS and PVC up n July

New joint venture PP compounding plant starts up in Thailand

Avient (formerly PolyOne) launches new medical TPEs

Shell continues reopening Pennsylvania site

Half of DuPont’s global nylon resin capacity still idled

Indorama PE plant in Westlake LA damaged by lightning strike

University of Birmingham develops new polymer for medical implants