Weekly News Digest June 27, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Fundamental downward pressure on resin prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update June 17, 2022

Medical plastics market expected to grow 7.8% over the next ten years

Solvay plans to double PVDF capacity in China

Solvay to discontinue production of two PTFE product lines

SABIC introduces new Noryl PPO grade aimed at EV batteries

Teknor Apex develops new PVC grades for wire and cable applications

Invista to expand nylon 66 capacity at SC plant

Weekly News Digest June 20, 2022

New study gives most flouropolymers clean bill of health

Solvay increases PVDF production for EV batteries

MSA Group to sell Kraiburg TPE in Latin America

Kraiburg TPE unveils new grades aimed at cosmetics packaging market

LyondellBasell reduces PE price increase for June

ExxonMobil also reduces PE price increase for June but announces July increase

Lego planning $1 billion expansion to Virginia injection molding plant

Opinion: Steer Clear of Greenwashing

Weekly News Digest June 13, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Time to stock up, as hurricane season starts

The Plastics Exchange Market Update June 3, 2022

Brazilian company, Gerdau Graphene introduces new graphene masterbatches for PP and PE

FDA to take another look at BPA safety

Avient launches new TPE grades for fatty food contact applications

This Week in History

June 17, 1988: Borg Warner announces sale of chemical division including Cycolac ABS to GE Plastics.

Weekly News Digest June 6, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Biggest decline in PP pricing so far this year

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/27/2022

Lanxess and private equity firm to acquire DSM Engineering Materials

Foster/Mednet to distribute Arkema medical materials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Invista develops new PP grade for thin-walled packaging applications

Reshoring reaches record highs

Weekly New Digest May 31, 2022

The Plastics Exchange Market Update May 20, 2022

ExxonMobil & Kingfa develop new lower cost impact modified PPCO for the auto industry

PolyPlastics-Evonik and Toray develop new heat resistant multi-layer tubing

Millikin announces that production of PP clarifier will begin at new plant in SC this fall

NOAA predicts above average hurricane season this year

This Week in History

June 2, 1947: Earl Tupper patents plastic resealable containers

Weekly News Digest May 23, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Slight spot price for PE resin drops slightly

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/13/2022

Isreali compounder Tosaf Inc. adds silos and new lines at NC plant

BASF expands capacity for its Irganox antioxidant at Singapore plant

FRX Polymers flame retardants earn SAFER designation from chemForward

BASF develops new PBT grade for sensitive electronics applications

Weekly News Digest May 16, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Warehouses brim with resin but most is sold or held for export

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/6/2022

BASF develops new high heat, FR color stable nylon grade for electrical applications

Radici acquires engineering plastics business of India’s Ester Industries

Kraiburg TPE introduces TPE grades for pet accessory applications

LyondellBasell lifts force majeure on PP from its Lake Charles LA plant

LyondellBasell issues new PP price increase for June

Polyplastics develops new line of powdered POM, PPS, PBT and LCP polymers

This Week in History

May 21, 1918: Jacques Edwin Brandenberger patents cellulose film which he called Cellophane

May 21, 2007: GE announces that it has sold its plastics division to SABIC