Weekly News Digest August 29, 2022

Resin Price Report: Spot prices drop as producers shed inventory

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: August 19, 2022

SABIC SK Nexlene to expand POE and POP capacity in Korea

EPA proposes adding DINP plasticizers to list of toxic chemicals

Netherlands based IMCD acquires Mexican material distributor PromaPlast

Sabic launches 4 new grades of its chemical resistant LNP CRX PC copolymers

INEOS Styrolution launches new ABS extrusion grade for food trays and sanitary applications

Logistics issues lead Dow to reduce PE production

SABIC launches new grade of Ultem aimed at optical applications

European recycled material prices down except for PET

Wacker introduces new silicone masterbatch additive system for PE compounding

Pilot program in Texas pays people to return PET containers for recycling

Heartland Polymers is North America’s first integrated PDH/PP plant

This Week in History

August 30, 1956: Material distributor, M. Holland Company was founded

August 31, 2000: PolyOne was formed by the consolidation of MA Hanna Company and the Geon Company

Weekly News Digest August 22, 2022

Resin Price Report: Buyers have pricing power, but wrangle with delivery delays

The Plastics Exchange Market Update August 12, 2022

Avient announces that it is selling its distribution business to private equity firm

Port of Las Angeles sees record activity in July

Recycler invests in AI sorting technology

INEOS launches new ABS for thermoforming and extrusion applications

Tolsa develops FR additives for use in nylons

Modern Dispersions researching the use of nanocarbons in additives and masterbatches

Trex expands program to organize recycling collection

Weekly News Digest August 8, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Ample supply meets listless demand with predictable results

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 29, 2022

Compounder, Aurora Plastics breaks ground on new facility in Ohio

Covestro warns that Ukraine war could cause supply disruptions this winter

Lanxess introduces new FR PBT grade for high voltage electrical connectors

SABIC introduces new PEI grade aimed at 5G applications

New crosslinking technology promises thinner and stronger PE films

INEOS develops new line of styrenic based additives for compounders

Weekly News Digest August 1, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Spot and contract resin pricing on downward spiral

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 22, 2022

Trinseo decides not to sell its styrenics business for now

OQ Chemicals to build MMA plant in Bay City TX

This Week in History

August 7, 1919: J Paul Hogan, the inventor of polypropylene at Phillips Petroleum was born.