Weekly News Digest October 25, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: It’s becoming a buyers market

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 10/15/2021

Opinion: PP and PE prices should be at the beginning of a long decline

SABIC starts up new PP compounding line at Belgium plant

Scientists develop self-healing material for smart phone screens

Lanxess develops cost-effective PA66 with outstanding flame resistance

Dow PE plant in St. Charles LA back on line

Dow CEO expects plastic prices of moderate with improved volumes

This Week in History

10/25/2013: Celanese announces that the Ticona company name will be removed from it’s polymer products, such as Celcon brand acetal. The products will branded as Celanese products going forward. Ticona was formed in 1963 as a joint venture between Celanese Corporation of America and Hoechst AG.

10/27/1938: DuPont officially unveils a new product called “Nylon” to the public

Weekly News Digest October 11, 2021

SABIC adds PP compounding line in Belgium

PolyQuest acquires recycled PET distributor Faith Group

Asahi Kasei introduces new FR PA66 with superior surface quality

Kraiburg to launch new TPE grade for Asian medical market

ExxonMobil introduces new line of LDPE for packaging applications

Baystar bringing resin unit back online after maintenance

Shortages drive European PVC prices to record highs

Weekly News Digest October 4, 2021

Weekly Resin Report: As prices slide, tipping point may be at hand

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 9/24/2021

Mixed pricing outlook for volume resins

Kraiburg TPE introduces new “smooth touch” TPEs

Teknor Apex adds compounding capacity in Germany

Smith & Wesson is moving HQ from Massachusetts to Tennessee

Korean chemical company, DL Chemical to acquire Kraton Corporation

Russian petrochemical merger will create global polyolefin powerhouse

Explosion at Westlake ethylene plant is under investigation

ExxonMobil to continue LLDPE allocation

LyondellBasell withdrawing planned $.05 increase for PP and PE for September