Weekly News Digest 4/15/2019

KRLD News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Processors draw down inventories to light levels

The Plastics Exchange weekly market update April 8, 2019

PP prices down, PS & PET up in March

Mixed bag for prices of the five major commodity resins at start of Q2

UBE acquires Spanish compounder Repol S.L

Evonik expands production of transparent nylon

Romira developing new grades of it’s Romiloy ASA/PE alloys

Chase Plastics beefing up Mexico operations

Asahi Kasei growing in Mexico

Borealis opens North Carolina PP plant

Techmer PM adding capacity in US & Mexico


News Digest 4-1-2019


Weekly Resin Report: PE prices drop, while PP prices see small increase

The Plastics Exchange market update March 25, 2019

Polyplastics introduces grades of PBT and PPS aimed at EV market

Elix developing plating grade ABS for chromium 6 free plating

Saudi Aramco to purchase controlling interest in SABIC

Eastman to launch new copolyester resins for shrink film

Ascend to introduce new Vydyne grades aimed at automotive light-weighting

Ineos to double size of planned ethylene oxide plant

Weekly News Digest 3/25/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: March polypropylene contracts expected to decrease

The Plastics Exchange market update 3/15/2019

PVC, PET resin prices up, PP down in February

Toray develops new bioresorbable polymer for regenerative medicine

Ineos acquiring Ti02 business

Sun Chemical building PPS plant in Wisconsin

Chase Plastics expands line card

Midwest Resins expands (disclosure: I am employed by Midwest Resins)


Weekly News Digest 3/18/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene trading picks up

The Plastics Exchange market update March 8 2019

Prices of volume resins end 1st quarter largely flat to down; PS, PVC move up

US producers begin to use emulsion based peroxides for PVC production

Eastman Chemical implementing cost cutting plan

Celanese expands co-polyester production in Italy

Total announces polystyrene price increase

Braskem’s North American PE, PP output fell last year



Weekly News Digest 3/11/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Processors anticipate another decrease in PP prices

The Plastics Exchange market update 3/1/2019

Mitsui Chemicals to open new long glass PP plant in China

Evonik agrees to sell methacrylates business to to private equity fund

Ravago buys rubber distributor HB Chemical

Compounder, Aurora Plastics completes renovation

ExxonMobil invests in new PP plant in Baton Rouge

US PET imports grew 40% in 2018

US PE exports surge in 2018


Weekly News Digest 3/5/2019


Weekly Resin Report: New Surge of PE resin may be around the bend

The Plastics Exchange market update 2/22/2019

Ascend extends nylon 66 force majeure

Velox adds high-flow PEEK to its portfolio

ExxonMobil to expand annual polypropylene production by up to 450000 tons

ExxonMobil plans to build new PP resin unit in Baton Rouge LA

Aurora Plastics completes upgrades and expansion of Texas compounding facility

Ineos announces new vinyl acetate monomer plant in Hull, England

Resin distributors Marco Polo and Global Plastics LP merge

Formosa seeks end to Federal pollution lawsuit