Weekly News Digest July 25, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Processors savor rare taste of resin pricing power

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 15, 2022

Resin pricing outlook from ICIS (audio podcast and text)

Corpus Christi Polymers to resume construction of PTA-PET plant in TX

Bayport Polymers starts up new PE plant in TX

This Week in History

July 28, 1907: Earl Tupper, the founder of Tupperware was born in Berlin NH

July 29, 1941: PET was patented by John Rex Whinfield & James Tennant Dickson

Weekly News Digest July 18, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Prime PE prices continue to slide

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: July 8, 2022

Rohm develops thermoformable PLA for packaging applications

Solvay has developed new UV-C stabilizer for polyolefins for medical applications

New primer allows adhesives to bond with PP and PE

Covestro breaks ground on 2 plants in Shanghai that will produce elastomers

TotalEnergies lifts force majeure on PP from its La Porte TX plant

This Week in History

July 23, 1948: A crude form of ABS was patented by Lawrence E Daley and Robert W Pooley at United States Rubber Company which would later become Uniroyal

July 23, 1965: Washington Penn Plastics Company was founded

Weekly News Digest July 11, 2022

Weekly Resin Report: Buyers press pause as recession fears take hold

The Plastics Exchange Market Update July 1, 2022

SABIC debuts PP compounds for foam molding

Heartland Polymers starts PP production at Alberta Canada plant

Heartland Polymers press release

New Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act may impact PVC market

Mitsui Chemicals develops TPV with recycled content

Ravago acquires 2 UK recyclers

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