Weekly News Digest 5/18/2020

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Market may have hit bottom, for now, as PE, PP prices record slight uptick

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/8/2020

COVID-19 drives commodity resin prices down in April

Strong demand, re-shoring lead to growth at Polymax TPE

Chase Plastic Services to distribute Durethan nylon and Pocan PBT from Lanxess

Fire brought under control at Borealis cracker in Sweden


Weekly News Digest 5/11/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Producers reduce output to combat over-supply, sliding prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/1/2020

Glass fiber reinforced polypropylene used for high-pressure piping

Covestro, Teknor Apex team up to compound TPU

Chroma Color upgrades some plants, closes Calumet City plant

DuPont has idled several plants including nylon resin plants

DuPont throttling back plastics production by close to 50%

Borealis sees net profit drop 25% in 1st quarter

Gas leak at LG Chemical PS plant in India leaves 11 dead


Weekly News Digest 5/4/2020

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Eroding demand and epic plunge in oil prices may lead to rationing of resin production

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 4/24/20

Slowing economy drops the hammer on resin prices

Teknor Apex develops new TPE grades for over-molding for medical devices

Dow to idle PE plants in US

Safety stocks keep APS Elastomers agile during pandemic



Weekly News Digest 4/20/2020

Long Row of Typewriters
No social distancing here

Weekly Resin Report: Prices slip, but don’t crater, in spot PE market

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 4/10/2020

PP, PET bottle resin prices down before fill impact of Covid-19

Nova restarts some construction on Ontario project

Nexeo to distribute BioLogiQ biopolymer line in North America

Kraiburg TPE launches new grades aimed at kitchen appliances

Evonik doubles capacity for transparent polyamide

Borealis completes acquisition of Nova’s 50% ownership share in Novealis

Employees volunteer to live at Braskem facility to maintain production of PP

Innovation, not taxes or bans, will solve the plastic waste problem

Why compostable plastics are not sustainable