Weekly News Digest 2/22/2021

Weekly Resin Report: February could set record for largest PP price increase in single month

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/12/2021

Gulf coast weather event shuts down resin manufacturing

Celanese declares force-majeure on several products

Prices still rising for volume resins

Expect resin prices to continue to rise, but not quite as steeply

Sumika Polymer Compounds expands into Poland

Lanxess to acquire Emerald Kalama Chemicals

This Week in History

February 28, 1935: Wallace Carothers at DuPont invents Nylon 66

Weekly News Digest 2/15/2021

Weekly Resin Report: Trading enters uncharted territory

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/5/2021

Resin buyers see price hikes in new year

Crude oil prices tracking up

Auto industry takes nylon prices for a ride

ExxonMobil introduces new blow molding HDPE grade with improved stress crack resistance

Teknor Apex introduces new material for capstock for wood fiber composite decking that promises better weathering for dark colors

Asahi Kasei introduces new semi-aromatic polyamides for auto interiors

SABIC introduces new super high flow PC for automotive lighting

Total Petrochemicals plant in Laporte TX has started back up and is producing PP

Weekly News Digest 2/8/2021

Resin prices increasing

Trinseo expands elastomers facility in Italy

Stepan acquires Invista polyols

Toray develops new nylon 6 based polymer based on nanoalloy technology

Evonik develops new high viscosity grade of PEEK

Borealis 2020 profit plummets

Acrylic impact modifiers key to enhanced Callaway golf balls

Shintech North America to bring on new PVC capacity

This Week in History

February 11, 1942: DuPont ceases manufacturing nylon stockings and transitions to parachute production for WWII.

Weekly News Digest 2/1/2021

Resin prices continue to hammer processors in 2021

BASF increases prices for additives

Mitsubishi expands line of carbon fiber filled materials

German researchers study antimicrobial polymers to battle anti-biotic resistant bacteria

New Santoprene grades aimed at automotive glass run channel weather seals

Dow to reduce flaring at Gulf Coast plants

Shintech adding PVC capacity in Louisiana

Avient launches new Artisan series ABS with metallic effect appearance

Eastman to build new facility to recycle PET in Tennessee

This Week in History

February 1, 2002: ExxonMobil becomes the sole owner of Advanced Elastomer Systems and it’s Santoprene product line