Weekly News Digest: March 27, 2023

Resin Price Report: Price hike sought for PE

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 17 2023

Heartland Polymers begins integrated PP production

Domo breaks ground on nylon compounding plant in China

European distributor, Distrupol celebrates 60 years in business

Nova Chemicals launches FDA compliant food contact recycled HDPE

Partner in resin distributor General Polymers is taking a buyout

CAI develops new infrared light absorbing additive masterbatch for PC

This Week in History

March 27, 1933: Polyethylene was discovered by accident at ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) in Northwich England

Weekly News Digest: March 20, 2023

Resin Price Report: Soaring monomer costs push up polypropylene prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 10, 2023

New compounder, Orion Performance Compounds, opens plant in South Carolina

INEOS pigment plant workers in Ohio go on strike

M Holland to distribute Lavergne post-consumer recycled products

Asahi Kasei merging 2 divisions. New company will be called APNA

Bruggemann develops new stabilizer for aliphatic nylons

Polyplastics targets automotive applications with its cellulose fiber filled PP

Opinion: Polyolefins outlook is for continued slow growth

This Week in History

March 22, 1949: A patent was issued on PET fiber to John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson

March 23, 1881: Hermann Stoudinger, who first characterized macromolecules as polymers, was born. He would win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1953

March 26, 1956: Polypropylene was patented by Paul Hogan at Phillips Petroleum

Weekly News Digest: March 13, 2023

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: 3/3/2023

NPE 2024 sells record amount of space

Dow launches bimodal polyehylene for micro-irrigation systems

Producers look to increase PP margins in March

Ampacet launches new orange colorant for PBT electrical connectors

Swedish compounder, Polykemi starts up new compounding plant in North Carolina

This Week in History

March 14, 1876: Otto Rohm was born in Ohringen Germany. He was chemist who was instrumental in the development of acrylic. He founded Rohm & Haas and registered the name Plexiglass.