Weekly News Digest August 26, 2022

Resin Price Report: Producer efforts to reduce PE output start to bear fruit

The Plastics Exchange Market Update September 16, 2022

DSM completes expansion of Evansville IN plant

BMW and Mini sub-brand to get vegan interiors (I suggested this years ago)

Sinochem/Elix open new compounding plant in China

LyondellBasell licenses its high pressure PE technology to Hanwha

RadiciGroup acquires engineering materials business of the Indian company Ester Industries Ltd

Avient develops new laser weldable PC grades

SABIC develops new PEI grades that are near infrared transparent

Dow looking to increase PE prices

Pemex PE plant in Mexico is down after pipeline explosion

Ukraine boondoggle puts EU circular economy goals at risk

FRX develops new FR additives for PC and PC alloys

SABIC develops new extrusion grade PC copolymers for passenger train interior parts

Weekly News Digest September 19, 2022

Resin Price Report: Spot PP prices remain well discounted to contracts

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: September 9, 2022

Lubrizol starts up new TPU line at Shanghai plant

Plastics sector jumps from eighth to sixth largest US industry

SABIC launches new PC copolymer grades for train seating applications that meet tough regulatory requirements

Railway strike averted for now

Millikin & Company starts construction of new PP clarifier plant in SC

DSM completes upgrades to Evansville IN compounding plant

Conair’s new moisture monitor system provides instant readings to confirm drying effectiveness

Opinion: Chemical and mechanical recycling can coexist. Will they?

Weekly News Digest September 12, 2022

Resin Price Report: New signs point to market rebound

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: September 2, 2022

Worker killed in accident at Rhetech plant

Researchers develop self-sterilizing LDPE film

Toray announces withdrawal of UL certification on 10 different Toyolac ABS grades

BASF starts construction on new plant in China

Sinochem International opens new plant in China

Ravago to distribute Celanese TPV brands, Santoprene and Geolast in the US

Mitsui Chemicals to increase capacity at elastomer plant in Singapore

SABIC launches new grades aimed at automotive sat-nav antenna applications

This Week in History

September 18, 1789: Johann Eduard Simon who accidentally discovered polystyrene was born.

Weekly News Digest: September 6, 2022

Resin Price Report: Has resin pricing hit bottom?

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: August 26, 2022

SABIC launches 2 new glass fiber PP grades for automotive applications

LG Chemical to build new carbon fiber nanotube plant

Lubrizol installs additional line at TPU plant in China

Kraton to expand its SBC plant in Taiwan

ADM and LG Chemical to launch 2 new joint ventures to produce PLA in the US

This Week in History

September 10, 1898: Waldo Eduard Semon was born. He did not invent PVC but is credited with turning PVC into a commercially viable product in 1926