Weekly News Digest: May 15, 2023

Resin Price Report: PE, PP resin prices each drop a penny

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: May 5, 2023

Halogen-free flame-retardant additive for PE foam introduced

Nexam Chemical earns patent on PET foam additive

All-PP packaging is more than likely to make its mark in the mono-material trend

This Week in History

May 15, 1940: The first nylon stockings were shipped to retail stores

May 15, 1973: The PET water bottle was patented by Nathaniel C Wyeth at DuPont.

May 21, 1918: Jacues Edwn Brandenberger patents cellulose film which will be called Cellophane

May 21, 2007: GE announces that it has sold its plastics division to SABIC

Weekly News Digest: May 8, 2023

Resin Price Report: April ends on a down note

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 28, 2023

Domo Chemicals inaugurates new nylon compounding line in India

LNP develops new recycled content FR PBT for electrical parts

PP spot prices drop in Europe

IMCD to distribute Evonik’s medical materials in Europe

Teknor Apex develops new color concentrate for UBQ Materials’ biobased thermoplastic

Weekly News Digest: April 24, 2023

Resin Price Report: Surprisingly light hurricane season anticipated

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 14, 2023

Evonik doubles its capacity for polyether block amide

TotalEnergies and LyondellBasell announce PP increases for May

PP prices may plunge, others are mostly flat

FRX Innovations patents new FR additive for PC and PC alloys

BASF launches new high flow PBT for food packaging and coffee capsules

Researchers find Fungi that can biodegrade plastics like PP

This Week in History

April 25, 1961: Ravago Plastics is founded in Belgium

April 27, 1896: Wallace Carothers who is credited with inventing nylon 66 was born in Berlington Iowa

April 29, 1937: Wallace Carothers committed suicide by ingesting cyanide. He was only 41 years old

Weekly News Digest: April 17, 2023

Resin Price Report: Nickel PE resin increase on the horizon

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: April 7, 2023

Lego breaks ground on massive new plant in Virginia

Teknor Apex acquires PVC recycler Nu-Pro Polymers

EPA proposal targets chemical, polymer plant emissions

Formerra acquires Total Polymer Solutions based in Dublin

HDPE prices drift lower in Europe

This Week in History

April 21, 1801: E.I. DuPont DeNemours and Company founded in Wilmington Deleware

April 22, 1987: GE Plastics trademarks Noryl GTX

Weekly News Digest: April 10, 2023

Resin Price Report: End of month deals revitalize demand

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 31, 2023

Prices of volume resins generally flat or lower

Formerra purchases Irish distributor, Total Polymer Solutions

Swedish compounder Polykemi AB opens sales office in Mexico

Opinion: Automotive plastics will be $43 billion market by 2030

Covestro completes sale of its additive business to Stratasys

DSM completes sale of engineering materials business to Advent and Lanxess

DSM Engineering Materials and Lanxess HPM merge to form a new company called Envalior

LyondellBasell seeking PP price increase for April

Nova Chemicals appoint new President and CEO

Weekly News Digest: April 3, 2023

Monthly Resin Report: Buyers rally to keep PE contracts flat

Resin Price Report: Four PE force majeures

Trinseo pauses production at Bristol PA plant after chemical spill

Kraiburg TPE joins forces with APTA to market TPE in Brazil

Manufacturers trying to increase PE prices for April

TotalEnergies to sell PLA resin in the North America

Heartland Polymers begins integrated production at PDH/PP complex

Gerdau Graphene launches new graphene enhanced PE additive masterbatch

This Week in History

April 6, 1865: BASF was founded in Germany. BASF stands for Badishe Anilin Und Soda Fabrik which translates to Baden Aniline and Soda Factory. Baden was a state within Germany where the company was founded.

Weekly News Digest: March 27, 2023

Resin Price Report: Price hike sought for PE

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 17 2023

Heartland Polymers begins integrated PP production

Domo breaks ground on nylon compounding plant in China

European distributor, Distrupol celebrates 60 years in business

Nova Chemicals launches FDA compliant food contact recycled HDPE

Partner in resin distributor General Polymers is taking a buyout

CAI develops new infrared light absorbing additive masterbatch for PC

This Week in History

March 27, 1933: Polyethylene was discovered by accident at ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) in Northwich England

Weekly News Digest: March 20, 2023

Resin Price Report: Soaring monomer costs push up polypropylene prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: March 10, 2023

New compounder, Orion Performance Compounds, opens plant in South Carolina

INEOS pigment plant workers in Ohio go on strike

M Holland to distribute Lavergne post-consumer recycled products

Asahi Kasei merging 2 divisions. New company will be called APNA

Bruggemann develops new stabilizer for aliphatic nylons

Polyplastics targets automotive applications with its cellulose fiber filled PP

Opinion: Polyolefins outlook is for continued slow growth

This Week in History

March 22, 1949: A patent was issued on PET fiber to John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson

March 23, 1881: Hermann Stoudinger, who first characterized macromolecules as polymers, was born. He would win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1953

March 26, 1956: Polypropylene was patented by Paul Hogan at Phillips Petroleum