Weekly News Digest March 21, 2022

The Plastics Exchange Market Update, March 11, 2022

Polyplastics to construct new POM plant in China

Bulk transport company Quantix to impose surcharge on rail cars due to rail congestion

Solvay to separate into 2 independent companies

DL Chemical completes acquisition of Kraton

Opinion: What happened the last time oil markets went crazy?

This Week in History

March 22, 1949: A patent was issued on PET fiber to John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson

March 23, 1881: Hermann Stoudinger, who first characterized macromolecules as polymers was born. He would win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1953

March 26, 1956: Polypropylene was patented by J. Paul Hogan at Phillips Petroleum

March 27, 1933: Polyethylene was discovered by accident at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in Northwich England

Weekly News Update March 14, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Demand surges, prices rise as war in Ukraine and sanctions take their toll

The Plastics Exchange Market Update March 4, 2022

BASF and Covestro expanding production in India

Lubrizol develops TPU for synthetic leather applications

Kraton Polymers announces April 1 price increase

Kraiburg TPE introduces new grades with 40% recycled content

Polyplastics develops new PP material reinforced with regenerated cellulose fiber

This Week in History

March 14, 1876: Otto Rohm was born in Ohringen Germany. He was a chemist who was instrumental in the development of acrylic, was one of the founders of Rohm & Haas Company and would register the trade name Plexiglass.

Weekly News Digest March 7, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Sellers slow-walk sales in anticipation of more price hikes ahead

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/25/22

Global sanctions on Russia likely to shake up resin trade

The Compound Company acquires Exxelor additive line from Esso

Exhibitors’ NPE2021 fees will be applied to space at NPE2024

Covestro starts up PC compounding lines at new plant in India

Solvay wants to boost its sulfone polymers business in the US

Borouge successfully starts up new PP plant in the UAE

Key US shipping ports continue to see record activity in January

INEOS Aromatics sinks millions into updating Indonesian PTA plant

Indorama ventures reports record 2021 sales

Plastics Technology magazine launches new industry trade show to run in NPE off years