News Digest 6/19/2017

Long Row of Typewriters

Trinseo to acquire Italian TPU and EVA supplier

Solvay conducting studies to see how compatible its PPS resins are with automatic transmission fluid

Weekly Resin Report: No June gloom in spot resin markets

SABIC declares “force majeure” for Lexan resin after equipment problems shut it’s Burkville Alabama plant

Commodity resin prices drop in May

Ineos investing more than 2 billion dollars in European expansion

Celanese to open acetal plant in Saudi Arabia later this year

Lanxess offering two new flame retardant glass fiber reinforced nylon 6 materials


News Digest 5/1/2017


Ineos Styrolution to increase ABS & ASA capacity in Mexico and announces new plant in Texas

Weekly Resin Report: PE, PP prices trending down

M Holland to build new distribution center near Chicago & Here

Nova Chemicals to pay large settlement to Dow for patent infringement

PP prices tumble 5.5 cents in April

Lanxess investing $27 million in Belgium to improve nylon production & Here

Plasticomp installs new pultrusion line to make long carbon fiber reinforced materials


Weekly News Digest 4/24/2017


Commodity material prices increase in March

Companies working to develop new nano-cellulose reinforced material

New M&G PET plant back on schedule after problems with contractor

Akzo Nobel to separate chemicals arm

ExxonMobil and SABIC to build joint polyethylene plant in Corpus Christi TX and Here

Nova buying majority stake in olefins plant

US production of polyethylene to exceed domestic demand

Weekly Resin Report: Processors seek to shore up depleted inventories



News Digest 4/17/2017


Editors Note: Sorry about the news digest not being posted last week. I had a bit of a family emergency.

Japan Polypropylene introduces new grade of glass fiber reinforced TPO for automotive interior parts

Invista develops new nylon 1,6 resin

Weekly Resin Report (4/11/2017): Processor and supplier activity picks up at start of Q2

New Clariant master-batches boost properties for recycled PET and PLA

Weekly Resin Report (4/4/2017): Spot polypropylene prices develop steep discounts to contracts

PS, PVC prices climb in March

Formosa shuts down PVC plant after leak

Miliken & Company acquires Keystone Aniline

European compounders threatened by tight titanium dioxide supplies