Weekly News Digest April 25, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Commodity resin pricing on upward trajectory

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 15,2022

LyondellBasell plans to exit refining business

Avient to acquire DSM’s protective materials business

Nexeo to open distribution facility in Costa Rica

Material prices increase sharply in Europe

Opinion: Get used to higher recycled plastic prices

Kraiburg offering recycled content TPE’s that are automotive approved

Opinion: My top three prizes for most irritating plastic packaging

This Week in History

April 25, 1961: Ravago Plastics is founded in Belgium.

April 27, 1896: Wallace Carothers who is credited with inventing nylon was born in Berlington Iowa.

April 29, 1937: Wallace Carothers committed suicide at the age of 41 by ingesting cyanide. He had sadly battled mental health issues for his entire life.

Weekly News Digest April 18, 2022

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 8, 2022

Inflation pressures weigh on plastics supply chain

ExxonMobil plans to take Jurong Island Singapore PP cracker offline

Ascend to acquire Indian compounder Formulated Polymers

Quantix to announce additional railcar surcharge

Several North American resin producers announce May price increases

This Week in History

April 21, 1801: E.I. Dupont DeNemours and Company founded in Wilmington Delaware

April 22, 1987: GE Plastics trademars Noryl GTX

Weekly News Digest April 11, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Fresh April price increases on the table

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 4/1/22

ExxonMobil introduces new film grade PE’s that promise easier processing and better performance

Polyplastics introduces new POM grades for medical applications

M. Holland launches new product line aimed at medical packaging

Celanese and Mitsubishi complete restructuring of joint venture, Korea Engineering Plastics

ExxonMobil announces PP price increase for May

TotalEnergies announces PP price increase for May

Perstorp plans to double carbonylic acid production

Weekly News Digest April 4, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Prices remain high despite packed warehouses and few export opportunities for producers

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 25, 2022

Avient launches high temp colorants for medical applications

LyondellBasell declares force majeure on Equistar PP grades made at Lake Charles LA plant

INEOS declares force majeure on PP after power outage at its Carson CA plant

New tradeshow PTXPO wraps up in Rosemont IL

This Week in History

April 6, 1865: BASF (Badishe Anilin Und Soda Fabrik) was founded in Germany