Weekly News Digest March 29, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: More than 5 billion pounds of resin production lost

The Plastics Exchange Market Update, March 19, 2021

A March toward higher prices for commodity resins (behind paywall)

BASF issues price increases on additives and nylon 6

Maritime traffic jam grows in Suez Canal

Suez canal blockage is delaying $400 million an hour in goods

Skepticism mounts over utility of biodegradable plastics

BASF expands Ultrason PPSU product line

Lucent execs sentenced to federal prison for fraud role (behind paywall)

Sadara Chemical Company shuts down cracker in Jubail Saudi Arabia due to compressor issue

European distributor, K.D. Fedderson to carry Celanese medical grades

DOMO Chemicals names Bamberger Polymers as North American distributor

Weekly News Digest 3/22/2021

Weekly Resin Report: Supply slowly ramps back up

The Plastics Exchange Market Update March 12, 2021

Covestro introduces new low-friction PC grades

Resin plants restarting, but supplies remain tight (Behind pay wall)

This Week in History

March 26, 1956: Polypropylene was patented by J. Paul Hogan at Phillips Petroleum

March 27, 1933: Polyethylene was discovered by accident at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in Northwich England.

Weekly News Digest 3/15/2021

Weekly Resin Report: Soaring resin costs stun buyers

The Plastics Exchange Market Update March 5, 2021

Processors hunt for resin as shortages continue

Texas freeze heats up resin prices

Analyst: We’ve never seen anything like this PP demand crunch

PP and other volume resin prices jump

Current recycled polymer price competitiveness fueling switch away from virgin material

PET recycler, Carbonlite files Chapter 11

Dow to build TPU plant in China

DuPont acquires Laird Performance Materials

Shell targeting 2022 for start up of Pennsylvania PE plant

Evonik adds new transparent polyamide for optics industry

Weekly News Digest 3/8/2021

Weekly Resin Report: Supply shortages and soaring prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/26/2021

PP prices take record leap

Recycler planning to collect and recycle automotive bumper facias

Resin market recovery could linger through first half of 2021

Kraiburg introduces new TPE grades with very low durometers

BASF introduces new carbon fiber reinforced PPA grades

Avient introduces new non-blooming TPE grades

Weekly News Digest 3-1-2021

Weekly Resin Report: Winter storms severely disrupt PE, PP production

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/19/2021

Texas winter storm shuts down resin production

Resin makers taking stock after Texas storm and power outage

Cold snap, tight supplies send commodity resin prices up in February

Polyplastics adds new high flow acetal grade

New Canadian PP resin plant might be for sale

This Week in History

March 5, 1963: The Hula Hoop, made from Phillips Petroleum polyethylene, was patented