Weekly News Digest: February 27, 2023

Resin Price Report: Spot resin trading has busiest week of the year

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: February 17, 2023

First quarter looks mostly flat for resin prices

HDPE market growing by 10% annually

Train derailment not expected to affect vinyl chloride market

Toray to open R&D center in Japan

Omya to distribute Trinseo automotive styrenic resins in North America

Foster to become marketing partner for Rohm Cyrolite products for medical applications in North America

Covestro to build TPU plant in China

Teknor Apex launches new halogen free FR glass fiber reinforced PP

SABIC launches new PC copolymers for thin wall medical device applications

Ampacet launches new color line for HDPE containers that mimic the gloss of PET

Delta Tecnic introduces new colorant line aimed at recycled PVC

“Monomaterial” is the new buzzword in packaging

This Week in History

February 27, 1856: German chemist Alfred Einhorn was born. He is thought to have created polycarbonate in a laboratory in 1898. He also invented Novacain.

Frebruary 28, 1935: Wallace Carothers at DuPont invents nylon 66

March 5, 1963: The Hula Hoop was patented. It was made from Phillips Petroleum polyethylene

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