Weekly News Digest January 31, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Spot PE, PP prices rebound

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 1/21/2022

Coalition launches new war against BPA (which is already been removed from everything)

Lubrizol launches new non-halogenated FR TPU for wire and cable

Dow expects global PE demand to stay strong in 2022

European resin prices remain firm amid tight supply

This Week in History

February 1, 2002: ExxonMobil becomes the sole owner of Advanced Elastomer Systems and the Santoprene product line.

February 4, 1941: Roy J Plunkett was granted a patent for “Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers” also known as Teflon.

Weekly News Digest January 24, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Trading activity starts the new year with a bang

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 1/14/22

Prices drop for polyolefins and PET

TotalEnergies to commission new PP reactor at its plant in Belgium

Arkema to increase capacity for its Pebax brand TPE

PolyPlastics develops new joining technology for plastic parts

Dow to increase PE prices for January and February

More price increases planned for PE in February

New ExxonMobil and SABIC JV petrochemical plant int TX starts up

Braskem expands propylene export capability at NJ plant

CAI Performance Additives introduces new light stabilizing masterbatches

OCSiAI introduces new graphene nanotube concentrate

Sun Chemical develops new “intense” blue pigment

This Week in History

January 29, 1938: Paul Schlack at IG Farben invents nylon 6

Weekly News Digest January 17, 2022

Hexpol TPE develops bio based TPE for Yoga Mats

Fire at PMC Biogenix plant may impact film grade additives

Ascend to build nylon feedstock plant in China

Medical PVC industry in Europe fighting back against paper urging the phasing out of PVC

Thailand’s PTT forced to shut down LLDPE plant over technical issue

Oman’s OQ Chem shut down PP plant due to sea water backflow issue

This Week in History

1/17/1977: Monsanto registers the brand name Santoprene

Weekly News Digest 1/3/2022

Weekly Resin Report: Price erosion continues in spot resin market

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 12/24/2021

The year ahead in resin pricing

SABIC introduces new grades of Noryl PPO/PPE aimed at battery module housings

Industry group says that elevated prices likely in 2022

This Week in History

January 5, 1918: The American Cellulose and Chemical Manufacturing Company was founded. They would change their name to Celanese in 1927.