News Digest 12/4/2017

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SABIC develops ultra-high melt strength polypropylene

Solvay develops carbon fiber filled PEEK for medical applications

Weekly Resin Report: The market remains bearish as processors await lower prices

Clariant shareholders demand that the company reassess its strategy after failure of merger

Prices on the rise for PP, Nylon and recycled pet

Deltech introduces new grades of polystyrene

LyondellBasell invests in Dutch recycler

With the exception of PP, commodity resins prices flat to down

 

News Digest 11/27/2017

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Lanxess to open new compounding facility in China

Weekly Resin Report: Processors limit purchases and work down inventories as prices remain elevated

Most commodity resin prices rise in October

Braskem-Idesa joint venture PE plant in Mexico ramps up to over 80% capacity

Chase now distributing materials from 3 sites in mexico

Chevron restarting major PE unit production in Houston

Dow restarts major PP and PE units in Houston

Lanxess raising prices for nylon and PBT

Ampacet invests in new capacity in Europe

 

News Digest 11/20/2017

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Ineos Styrolution partners with Pyrowave in polystyrene recycling project

Italian firm opens carpet recycling facility in Arizona

PolyPlastics offers low VOC grades of acetal for automotive interior applications

Weekly Resin Report: PE supplies improve as storm related premiums erode

Teknor Apex introduces new roto-molding grades

M Holland acquires T&T Marketing

Lanxess eyes record year with 35% increase in earnings

Where is Zytel now? Back in Wilmington

 

News Digest 11/13/2017

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Weekly Resin Report: Prices continue to slide as business returns to normal

Ascend to increase nylon 66 production

M. Holland committed to growth in Latin America

Asahi Kasei to open compounding plant in Mexico in 2020

Techmer PM to open compounding plant in Mexico

Firm to upward pricing still dominates commodity resins, but…

DowDuPont boosts production of Zytel HTN compounds in Belgium

Chevron Phillips celebrates startup of US Gulf Coast PE plant

ELIX Polymers partners with T&P Plastic for ABS distribution in the Balkans

Braskem’s US PP operating rate slides to 92% in third quarter

 

 

 

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