Weekly News Digest October 31, 2022

Resin Price Report: Demand improves, supply tightens in spot PP, PE markets

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: October 21, 2022

Borealis introduces new PP catalyst technology

Kraiburg introduces new TPE grades for hiking equipment

Ascend develops new FR materials for EV applications

European polymer demand restrained by worries over economy

K2022 trade show attendance slips 21%

Plastics Technology magazine hosting Extrusion 2022 conference December 6-8 in Charlotte NC

This Week in History

November 1, 1984: The 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier becomes the first vehicle to have front and rear bumper fascia’s made from injection molded TPO. The material wat Himont ETA3041.

November 4, 1986: Hoechst AG of West Germany acquires Celanese Corporation of America to form the world’s largest chemical company which will be called Hoechst Celanese.

Weekly News Digest October 24, 2022

Resin Price Report: Prime PE, PP resin prices slip some more

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: October 14, 2022

E-bike company shows prototype airless tires made from Hytrel

New VW van uses largest ever thermoplastic tailgate

Ascend develops new FR nylon grades for EV applications

EU approves Celanese’s acquisition of DuPont’s materials businesses

Ascend launches new nylon 66 grades for medical applications

This Week in History

October 24, 1911: Nathanial C Wyeth who patented the PET bottle in 1973 was born.

October 25, 2013: Celanese announces that the Ticona company name will be removed from its polymer products, such as Celcon brand acetal, and replaced with the Celanese company name. Ticona was formed in 1963 as a joint venture between Celanese Corporation of America and Hoechst AG.

October 27, 1938: DuPont officially unveils a new product called “Nylon” to the public.

October 30, 1956: Neal MacDonald Robert at DuPont is granted a patent for acetal homopolymer.

Weekly News Digest: October 17, 2022

Resin Price Report: Downward pricing pressure still a factor

The Plastics Exchange Market Update October 7, 2022

Ascend launches a new line of PA66 grades for medical applications

M Holland to distribute LyondellBasell Purell materials for medical applications

Toray to increase carbon fiber capacity at Alabama plant

UBE develops new PC based TPU grades

Teknor Apex develops new FR PVC grades for wire and cable applications

Milliken develops colorant line designed for demanding applications

France’s Benvic now offering TPE’s in addition to PVC compounds

Weekly News Digest-October 10, 2022

Resin Price Report: PP resin prices drop for seventh straight week

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 9/30/2022

Aurora Plastics and Enviroplas to merge

The 1987 VW Golf sported the first molded on color weatherable grill

Ampacet invests in clean rooms for production of medical grade masterbatches

Kraiburg introduces new TPE series for cosmetics packaging

Asahi unveils new PPE grades for 5g applications

Trinseo mulling closure of its styrene monomer plant in Bohlen Germany

Weekly Resin Report October 3, 2022

Resin Price Report: Ian batters Florida but spares petrochemical industry

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: 9/23/22

Solvay to increase PPA capacity at Augusta Georgia plant

Arkema to increase capacity for its Pebax PEBA TPEs at Serquigny, France plant

SABIC to introduce several new materials for railway components at InnoTrans trade show

Lanxess develops new PBT grades for electronics applications

Alphagary launches new PVC compounds with recycled content

HammerTek develops new elbows for silo piping that reduce wear

ExxonMobil expands line of polyolefins for medical applications

Tolsa launching new FR masterbatch line

Conventus Polymers to distribute SABIC high performance product line

We can look forward to visits from sustainability auditors