Weekly News Digest: April 24, 2023

Resin Price Report: Surprisingly light hurricane season anticipated

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 14, 2023

Evonik doubles its capacity for polyether block amide

TotalEnergies and LyondellBasell announce PP increases for May

PP prices may plunge, others are mostly flat

FRX Innovations patents new FR additive for PC and PC alloys

BASF launches new high flow PBT for food packaging and coffee capsules

Researchers find Fungi that can biodegrade plastics like PP

This Week in History

April 25, 1961: Ravago Plastics is founded in Belgium

April 27, 1896: Wallace Carothers who is credited with inventing nylon 66 was born in Berlington Iowa

April 29, 1937: Wallace Carothers committed suicide by ingesting cyanide. He was only 41 years old

Weekly News Digest: April 17, 2023

Resin Price Report: Nickel PE resin increase on the horizon

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 7, 2023

Lego breaks ground on massive new plant in Virginia

Teknor Apex acquires PVC recycler Nu-Pro Polymers

EPA proposal targets chemical, polymer plant emissions

Formerra acquires Total Polymer Solutions based in Dublin

HDPE prices drift lower in Europe

This Week in History

April 21, 1801: E.I. DuPont DeNemours and Company founded in Wilmington Deleware

April 22, 1987: GE Plastics trademarks Noryl GTX

Weekly News Digest: April 10, 2023

Resin Price Report: End of month deals revitalize demand

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 31, 2023

Prices of volume resins generally flat or lower

Formerra purchases Irish distributor, Total Polymer Solutions

Swedish compounder Polykemi AB opens sales office in Mexico

Opinion: Automotive plastics will be $43 billion market by 2030

Covestro completes sale of its additive business to Stratasys

DSM completes sale of engineering materials business to Advent and Lanxess

DSM Engineering Materials and Lanxess HPM merge to form a new company called Envalior

LyondellBasell seeking PP price increase for April

Nova Chemicals appoint new President and CEO

Weekly News Digest: April 3, 2023

Monthly Resin Report: Buyers rally to keep PE contracts flat

Resin Price Report: Four PE force majeures

Trinseo pauses production at Bristol PA plant after chemical spill

Kraiburg TPE joins forces with APTA to market TPE in Brazil

Manufacturers trying to increase PE prices for April

TotalEnergies to sell PLA resin in the North America

Heartland Polymers begins integrated production at PDH/PP complex

Gerdau Graphene launches new graphene enhanced PE additive masterbatch

This Week in History

April 6, 1865: BASF was founded in Germany. BASF stands for Badishe Anilin Und Soda Fabrik which translates to Baden Aniline and Soda Factory. Baden was a state within Germany where the company was founded.