Weekly News Digest 6/14/2021

Weekly Resin Report: Unprecedented shortfall maintains pricing pressure

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 6/4/2021

Evonik partners with Stanford University on polymer based drug delivery

New TPE based wine corks look like natural corks

PET distributor, PolyQuest begins construction on new facility in SC

Thermoplastics market expects healthy 6% growth this decade

Company installs acrylic swimming pool suspended 115 feet in the air in London

Ascend expands nylon production to meet growing demand

Covestro develops TPU for high-speed signal transmission for 5G devices

Mitsubishi unveils new POM grades for medical device applications

Swedish compounder Polykemi building compounding plants in the US and China

This Week In History

June 17, 1988: Borg Warner announces sale of chemical division, including Cycolac ABS, to GE Plastics.

Weekly News Digest June 7, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: Flurry of trading activity closes the month

The Plastics Exchange Market Update May 28, 2021

Resin pricing rockets up in May (behind paywall)

Propylene monomer prices surge

Biden admin discussing a 3 year ban on permitting for new plastic material production plants

Nexeo Plastics acquires Italian resin distributor Nevicolor

Resin distributor BARplast opens in Texas (behind paywall)

Solvay employee accuses firm of sharing customer info with China (behind paywall)

Prime Polymer to build new PP plant in Japan

UL recognizes Teknor Apex’s low smoke FR compounds as halogen free


If you think plant based polymers are better for the planet, you’re barking up the wrong tree