News Digest 3/19/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene prices continue to slide

The Plastics Exchange market update 3/9/18

Lanxess expands German compounding plant

Indorama Ventures to Acquire M&G Polymeros Brazil

Government officials search AdvanSix nylon compounding plant

Evonik to expand nylon 12 plant in Germany

Lubrizol to expand TPU production

Lobbying group in Europe trying to keep BPA off SOHC list

High hopes for bio-nylon are dashed

Chevron Phillips starts up new ethane cracker in Cedar Bayou



News Digest 2/26/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Processors are focused on immediate needs, and they are paying the price

Teknor Apex develops new line of low gloss PVC compounds

PE, PP, PET prices bounce around in January

Kraiburg expanding TPE capacity in China

Sumitomo Chemical bringing PES material to US market

IHS Markit suggests that rising PET prices creating opportunity for recyclers

Formosa begins restarting its olefins plant that was shut down by fire in December

Chevron Phillips shuts down olefins plant for maintenance

US Government to announce results of PET dumping investigation on March 8th

Elastron enters a distribution agreement with M Holland

Pricing is down for PP, upward for PE, PS, PVC

Finally, a major capacity boost for Ultem

News Digest 2/19/2018


Weekly Resin Report: PE prices swing widely, depending on grade

Market Update 2/9/18

Teijin to open compounding plant in Thailand

SABIC expanding capacity for PEI and PPE

PolyOne to start producing TPE at existing plant in India

LyondellBasell buying A. Schulman for $2.25 Billion

Also here and here

Evonik starts starts up new Nylon 12 powder plant in Germany

Radici scouting for acquisition in India



News Digest 2/12/2018

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: PE producers eye price increase while PP prices fall back sharply

M Holland makes push into medical device industry

SABIC to expand Ultem and Noryl capacity

SABIC press release

RTP to open new plant in Poland

Prices on PET bottle resin and PE up

Formosa declares force majeure on HMWPE and LLDPE

Downward pricing for PP, upward for PE, PS, PVC, PET

PolyOne to begin TPE production in India


News Digest 2/5/18

KRLD News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Snug supply lifts PE, PP prices

Engel developing interesting new nylon composite molding technique

DowDuPont sales grow but profit declines in 2017

PP jumps by 9 cents, PE slides by 3 cents

Albis buys out JV partner and moves HQ

Mexichem buys PVC compounder Sylvin

Downward PE pricing predicted for 2018

New Chevron Phillips PE plant to start up in 1st quarter

LyondellBasell to perform maintenance at olefins unit beginning in 1st quarter