Weekly News Digest July 26, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: Buying picks up, despite elevated price levels

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 16, 2021

August price increase announced for US polyethylene

Polyolefins prices still rising

LyondellBasell brings up one production line after lightning strike at Lake Charles PP plant

Dow Chemical expects strong demand for PE for the rest of 2021

Ascend expands production capacity of it’s HiDura LCPA materials

PolyPlastics develops new test method to identify gas formation in molding

This Week In History

July 28, 1907: Earl Tupper, the inventor of Tupperware, was born in Berlin New Hampshire

July 29, 1941: PET was patented by John Rex Whinfield & James Tennant Dickson

Weekly News Digest July 19, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: No end in sight for price hikes

The Plastics Exchange Market Update July 9, 2021

Geon expands, diversifies compounding capabilities

Avient launches new long glass fiber nylon grades with improved appearance

Toray introduces new PBT grade with lower dielectric loss properties

European distributor, IMCD to distribute Borealis medical grade materials

Covestro start up mini-plant to produce PC from carbon monoxide

Repsol to bring two polymer plants online in Portugal by 2025

More resin producers lifting force majeure’s

Lightning strike shuts down US Gulf Coast polypropylene facility

This Week in History

July 23, 1948: A crude form of ABS was patented by Lawrence E Daley and Robert W Pooley at United States Rubber Company which would later become Uniroyal

July 23, 1965: Washington Penn Plastics Company founded

Weekly News Digest July 12, 2021

Polyolefins prices still rising

Portugal’s Repsol to build two new plants to produce PP and PE

New HDPE film grade from Nova has improved moisture barrier properties

Evonik completes construction of new PA12 plant

Nova Chemical to focus on production after sale of storage hub

June PE contracts confirmed at 5 cent increase

Russia attempting to increase global presence in PE

Weekly News Digest July 5, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: Summertime, and resin sourcing ain’t easy

The Plastics Exchange Market Update June 25, 2021

Polypropylene suppliers to extend price increases through summer

LyondellBasell to lift force majeure on PP from Lake Charles La plant

Celanese acquires Santoprene brand TPV from ExxonMobil

Minnesota Rubber & Plastics acquires Pawling Engineered Products

Teknor Apex developing TPEs that can be over-molded onto clear copolyester for medical applications

LyondellBasell acquires PolyPacific Polymers

Huntsman develops new TPU grade for extrusion and blown film that promises better properties and processing

Avient launches new line of elastomers for industrial and consumer products