Weekly News Digest: January 27, 2023

Resin Price Report: PE exports set all-time record

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: January 23, 2023

Severe weather hits Houston area petrochemical and resin producers

Dow cutting 2,000 jobs

Carbon black supplier Orion reduces air emissions with new technology

Rohm opens new innovation center in Wallingford CT

This Week in History

February 1, 2002: ExxonMobil becomes the sole owner of Advanced Elastomer Systems and the Santoprene product line.

February 4, 1941: Roy J Plunkett was granted a patent for “Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers” also known as Teflon.

Weekly News Digest: January 23, 2023

Resin Price Report: PP contracts could see steep increase this month

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: January 13, 2023

New leadership at Covestro’s US operations

BASF to expand MDI plant in Geismar Louisiana

New York bans PFAS in food packaging

Dow Chemical reduces PE price increase for January and adds one for February

Kraiburg develops new TPEs for commercial food equipment

Amapcet launches new colorants for electrical and electronics applications

Graphene nanotubes reduce static build up in TPU hoses

This Week in History

January 29, 1938: Paul Schlack at IG Farben invents nylon 6

Weekly News Digest December 26, 2022

Resin Price Report: Increases on the table for January

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: December 16, 2022

Trinseo realigning production to reduce costs

ExxonMobil doubles PP capacity at Baton Rouge LA plant

Opinion: Is chemical recycling a silver bullet or a lead balloon?

2022: Mergers and acquisitions that made headlines this year

Resin producers looking to open 2023 with price increases

European resin prices under pressure from low demand and falling costs

This Week in History

January 1, 1960: DuPont introduces Delrin acetal resin to the market

Weekly News Digest: December 19, 2022

Resin Price Report: Little joy ahead of the holidays

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: December 9, 2022

North American PET recycling reaches record highs

Polykemi begins production at second plant in China

Bruggemann develops new heat stabilizer additives for Nylon that is copper and halogen free

Rohm to purchase Lexan sheet business from SABIC

The Plastics Police had a banner year

Ascend develops new Hi-Dura MED grades of nylon for medical applications

SABIC launches new Ultem grades for consumer electronic applications

Avient launches new long glass fiber reinforced polyketone grades

Ensign equipment expands assembly plant for auxiliary equipment

Celanese develops new technology to bond nylon to aluminum

Merry Christmas from The Weekly Pellet

Weekly News Digest December 12, 2022

Resin Price Report: Traditional year-end deals may not materialize

The Plastics Exchange Market Update December 2, 2022

Opinion: Plastics are Inert, Non-Toxic and Widely Myth-Understood

ExxonMobil starts up new PP plant in Baton Rouge

Victrex receives NSF 61 approval on its FG series PEEK

Resin producers push for PE price increases for January

This Week in History

December 12, 1846: Eugen Baumann who is credited with inventing PVC was born

December 15, 1939: Commercial production of nylon 66 begins at DuPont plant in Seaford Delaware

Weekly News Digest: December 5, 2022

Resin Price Report: Strike would derail supply chain

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 11/25/22

Prices flat for PE, down for PP, PS, PVC, up for PET

Polyplastics develops void prediction technology for POM products

Ascend launches new PA 66 grades for medical applications

This Week in History

December 7, 1909: Leo Baekland patents Bakelite phenolic resin which becomes the world’s first commercial synthetic plastic

Weekly News Report: November 28, 2022

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: 11/18/2022

Songwon debuts new UV absorber additives

Report highlights problems with the collection and sorting of post-consumer plastic scrap

This Week in History

November 28, 1837: John Wesley Hyatt, the inventor of the injection molding machine, was born in Starkey NY

November 30, 2011: INEOS and BASF form a joint venture to produce styrenics called Styrolution

Weekly News Digest: November 21, 2022

Resin Price Report: Relative stability expected through end of year

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: November 11, 2022

Resin prices still dropping

Shell begins PE production at new PA plant

CP Chem and QatarEnergy to proceed with PE plant in Orange TX

Evonik working with 2 new distributors in Europe

SABIC launches new PC copolymer aimed at solar panel connectors

Lyten develops new graphene infused LLDPE

Weekly News Digest November 14, 2022

Resin Price Report: Market turns slightly bullish

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: November 4, 2022

PS prices drop in US

Nexeo to distribute Teknor Apex TPE grades

Celanese completes acquisition of DuPont materials business

Hexpol to acquire McCann Plastics

Kraiburg develops new TPE series that is bondable to PC, ABS and PETG for medical applications

Ascend to purchase majority of California carpet recycler Circular Polymers

This Week in History

November 17, 2014: Styrolution becomes wholly owned by INEOS and changes name to INEOS Styrolution

November 18, 1998: Hoechst AG announces that it is spinning off its Hoechst Celanese division. The new company will be called Celanese AG

November 19, 1872: The injection molding machine was patented by John Wesley Hyatt