Weekly News Digest 12/9/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Get ready for end of the year deals

The Plastics Exchange market update 11/29/2019

Volume resin prices flat-to-down going into new year

Kraiburg kicks off program to develop renewable based TPE

Cabot develops black color concentrate line based on recycled ingredients

Judge signs off on Formosa fine for pellet pollution in Texas

EU clears the way for Alpek to acquire Lotte chemicals European PET operations

Coventus Polymers opens subsidiary in Mexico

Italian compounder, Sirmax opens TPE plant in Poland

Kraiburg develops TPE for co-extrusion with nylon for corrugated tubes

Opinion: China ethylene capacity set for meteoric expansion


Weekly News Digest 12/2/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot resin markets hit historically low price levels

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 11/22/2019

Changes on the way for North American resin prices

Formosa Plastics expected to pay $50 million to settle pellet pollution lawsuit

Eastman working on bio-plastic that is paintable for automotive applications

Explosion rocks TPC butadiene plant in Texas

Evacuation, air monitoring continues around TPC butadiene plant

New compounder opens in Leominster MA

EU clears Domo’s purchase of Solvay PA business


Weekly News Digest 11/25/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Relentless downward pressure on spot PE pricing continues

The Plastics Exchange market update: 11/15/2019

A quiet October for commodity resin prices

Repsol introduces new grades of LDPE for medical and pharmaceutical applications

The push to develop more bio-plastics continues, despite dubious benefits

Inovyn launches bio-based PVC

Community group asks Congress to stop Formosa plant from being built in Louisiana

A&R Logistics acquires Plantgistics Holdings

Audia Elastomers launches new line of TPE made from marine waste plastics

Saudi government investing in European petrochemical industry



Weekly News Digest 11/18/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot PE prices slide as suppliers compete for orders

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 11/8/2019

Lower prices for five volume commodity resins

Environmental group opposed to new INEOS plant in Belgium

Lanxess develops new laser weldable grades of PBT and PA

Modern Dispersions is expanding capacity in MA and GA




Polycarbonate and UV


Polycarbonate is a very versatile material that is used for all sorts of applications including many applications that require ultraviolet light resistance. Most grades are not suitable for these applications unless they are modified with a UV stabilizer additive. It is also important to ensure that you have the right UV additive for your application.

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Weekly News Digest 11/11/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Processors flock to spot PE market as contract prices rise

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 11/1/2019

Recycled PET prices decline

Borealis and Borouge launch custom medical grade compounding service

Ineos Styrolution introduces first ABS grades with post consumer recycled content

Elix unveils new high flow PC/ABS plating grades

Lanxess develops new hydrolysis-stabilized PBT compounds

DSM Engineering Plastics ends distribution agreement with Chase Plastics

Nexeo to become the new distributor for DSM Engineering Plastics

Trinseo drops sale of German PC business

Shells massive petrochemicals project takes shape in Pennsylvania

Asahi Kasei expands with Michigan warehouse

Covestro sells PU business to private equity firm

Kraiburg TPE launches FDA compliant TPE grades

Eastman to use recycled polyester carpet fiber for some future products