Weekly News Digest September 27, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: Spot resin prices ease as supply ramps up

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 9/17/2021

Ineos announces $.05/lb increase on PP for September

Evonik develops new osteo-conductive PEEK for intervertebral implants

Ascend develops new nylon fabric embedded with zinc ions that offers protection from viruses

New “molecular glue” permanently bonds to any plastic

PolyPlastics develops new test method to identify and prevent gas burns during injection molding

Lanxess develops new flame retardant nylon 6 grade that meets tougher glow wire test methods

SABIC/ExxonMobil JV ethane cracker on track to start up in 4th quarter 2021

Weekly News Digest September 20, 2021

Hexpol TPE building new facility in Sweden to expand TPE capacity

Evonik introduces new FR nylon 12 aimed at EV batteries

SABIC launches new grade of Noryl resin to compete against nylon

LyondellBasell Bay City, TX HDPE plant down due to Hurricane Nicholas

New paper shortage impacting the plastic resin business

Flint Hills Resources restarting Houston facility that has been down for maintenance

Mixed pricing outlook for volume resins

ADM and LG Chemical considering starting a PLA joint venture in the US

DSM considering a sale of it’s materials business

Weekly News Digest September 13, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: Trading gains momentum as prices stabilize

The Plastics Exchange Market Update, September 3, 2021

New adhesive for difficult to bond materials for medical applications

Former PolyOne executive appointed CEO of Star Plastics after acquisition

SABIC launches automotive grade resins with recycled content

Interesting article on sanitizing items made from TPE

Braskem ends force majeure on polypropylene

LyondellBasell considering sale of it’s oil refining business

Dow declares force majeure on HDPE and LLDPE from it’s St. Charles plant following Hurricane Ida

Everything’s going up, including machinery prices

Weekly News Digest September 6, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: The calm before the storm

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 8/27/2021

Hurricane Ida’s impact on the plastics supply chain may be small

Resin producers trying to restart plants after Hurricane Ida

LyondellBasell lifts force majeure on LLDPE from La Porte TX plant

Akoya Capital Partners purchase of Star Plastics is part of larger strategy

Ampacet launches new line of concentrates for medical applications

INVISTA to double nylon 66 capacity in China

Asahi Kasei to discontinue it’s clear styrenic block copolymer business

The next shortage: natural rubber

SABIC launches automotive grade resins with recycled content