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

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