News Digest 7/9/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: June ends with a bang, as trading remains lively

The Plastics Exchange market update 6/29/2018

Processors and producers struggle with nylon 66 shortage

DuPont eyes upgrade to Chinese compounding plant

Resins get reprieve from China tariffs (behind paywall)

Ascend provides different perspective on nylon 66 shortage

Feedstock shortage drives up PET prices


News Digest 7/2/2018

News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Spot polyethylene prices drop by as much as $.02/lb

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 6/22/2018

Carolina Color adds capacity at Ohio facility

Mitsui plans POE/POP plant in North America

June price jumps for PP and PET (behind paywall)

Evonik cutting 1000 jobs (behind paywall)

EU to investigate purchase of Solvay’s nylon business by BASF

US Department of Commerce issues anti-dumping duties on PET from several countries

SABIC introduces new line of Ultem PEI for electronics components

LyondellBasell receives US Antitrust clearance for purchase of A. Schulman



News Digest 6/4/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: Polyethylene producers fail to implement $.03/lb increase on May contracts

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/25/2018

SABIC introduces formable PC sheet for glazing applications

NPE attendance up 1.7%

PP & PET prices up, PS down for May

Lyondellbasel reportedly offered $11.4 Billion for Braskem in February but talks stalled in May

Expert warns of major PET shortages to come in Europe


News Digest 5/21/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene prices creep up, with additional gains on the horizon

The Plastics Exchange market update 5/11/2018

Carolina Color receives patent for new colorant technology

Asahi Kasei introduces new line of glass fiber reinforced PP

Struktol is developing additives to control odor and VOC’s in plastic parts

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Ravago to build joint compounding plant in UAE

Total continues olefin expansion with Algerian deal

PE scrap exports down to China, up to Vietnam