News Digest 10/15/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: Spot markets are off to the races

The Plastics Exchange market update 10/5/2018

Upward pricing for commodity resins with exception of PP

Celanese to acquire Indian compounder Next Polymers

French industry group warns of global PA66 shortage

Shell petrochemical complex on track

Hurricane Michael to impact PVC pipe manufacturing

Hurricane Michael causes shutdowns

 

 

News Digest 10/8/2018

Citizen Kane

Weekly Resin Report: PE market turns bullish

The Plastics Exchange weekly market update 9/28/18

PE, solid PS, PET bottle resin prices rise while PP prices slide

Ascend showcasing new PA66 grade for automotive applications

Clariant plans to sell off pigments and masterbatch business

French automotive plastics association warns of impending crisis amid PA66 Shortage

SABIC will spin off Ultem, Noryl and LNP

 

News Digest 9/24/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: Spot pricing for commodity PE grades under pressure

The Plastics Exchange market update: 9/14/2018

Mitsui Chemicals to add long glass fiber polypropylene capability at Advanced Composites plant in Ohio

Mitsubishi to open new PVC plant in China

Ravago building Ohio distribution center

Lanxess expanding capacity in Germany

BP’s South Carolina PTA plant restarts after Hurricane Florence

Ravago purchases material distributor Bolcof Port Polymers

Clariant and SABIC to form joint venture

Univar to acquire Nexeo

 

 

 

News Digest 9/10/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: Spot market ends strong month with slight lull in trading

The Plastics Exchange market update 8/31/2018

Lego builds full size Bugatti Chiron that drives

Ineos Styrolution to acquire 2 production sites in China

General Polymers to distribute Trexprene TPV line for Mitsubishi Chemical

PET bottle resin and nylon 66 prices on the rise

Ravago acquires material distributor I. Stern & Co.

BASF to increase nylon 66 by $.38/lb on September 15th

Pricing trajectory is flat to down for most volume resins

 

News Digest 9/3/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: Trading is brisk as spot PE prices decrease

The Plastics Exchange market update 8/24/2018

BPC Toll Compounding & Blending adds new twin screw line

Market for biodegradable polymers expected to grow

Conventus Polymers to distribute Kumho Polychem TPVs in North America

Mitsui Chemicals to increase capacity for performance elastomers

Initz Co. says that new line of PPS solves headlamp haze issue

Borealis

PP prices rise $.02/lb in August

IHS says that global MMA shortage is looming

Resin distributors see success amid challenges in 2018

Nexeo adds new distribution point in Illinois

Borealis acquires Austrian recycler Ecoplast

Nexeo Solutions launches new website

Total lifts force majeure on impact PP