News Digest 11/21/2016

Citizen Kane

Solvay’s Ryton PPS used in new racing electric coolant pump

A. Schulman makes cuts to it’s middle management staff

New Alliance of North American plastic recyclers

New lock out rules for Michigan injection molders begins January 1, 2017 Also here

Weekly Resin Report: Election results rattle resin export market

Solvay launches new nylon materials with improved heat performance

Elix Polymers introducing new lower density PC/ABS grades





News Digest 11/7/2016

The Front Page Newsroom

Plastipack acquires recycler, Evolve Polymer Ltd

Ineos purchases WL Plastic

Evonik PEEK polymer used in new line of eye glass frames

PolyOne launches new specialty materials and expands in India

Weekly Resin Report: PE prices dip

Ineos Styrolution purchases K-resin unit from Chevron Phillips

Lanxess offers new nylons and polyesters for welding plastic parts

New computer system causes delivery delays at SABIC

Polymer Technology & Services expands Tristar range of flame retardant PCs



New Round-Up 10/31/2016

KRLD News Room

Solvay to compound Technyl Nylon at new facility in Mexico

Trinseo to launch ABS production in China

Weekly resin report: PE prices skid

Hexpol rolls out new TPE branding

Solvay introduces new nylon made from recycled air bags

Nexeo Solutions enters 3D printing filament business

Ascend to add nylon 6/6 comounding capacity in US

A Schulman expands distribution in Europe with agreement with API

DuPont to increase prices for it’s Zytel nylon


Here’s What Happened Last Week

Long Row of Typewriters

Sumitomo Chemical to expand PP manufacturing in India

Yuk. Teknor Apex makes TPE from recycled chewing gum

New PEEK compounds formulated for the energy industry

Compounder Adell shifts work to other plants following fire at Baltimore plant

Study says that carbon fiber market will reach $28 Billion by 2024

Weekly Resin Report: PE prices may soften

Trinseo debuts 85% long glass fiber PP

Here’s What Happened Last Week

Printing Press 1

Study shows that more recycled PET can be used in hot fill bottles

Modern Dispersions incorporates recycled carbon black from tires into new masterbatch

Egypt’s ETHYDCO opens PE plant

“Smart” coffee cup lid changes color if drink is too hot

Weekly Resin Report: Leanest PE supplies in 2 years

Lanxess to acquire additive manufacturer Chemtura



Here’s What Happened Last Week

Long Row of Typewriters

Nova Chemicals new LLDPE reactor reaches mechanical completion

SABIC sells polymershapes business to investment firm, Blackfriars Corp and here

Formosa Plastics Group posts 105.7 billion dollar revenue

Demand for recycled PP reaches nearly 300 million pounds per year

LyondellBasell picks LaPorte Texas for new HDPE plant

Ravago buys International Plastics Corp

Weekly Resin Report: Month ends in buying spree



Here is What Happened Last Week


A Schulman names new president and CEO

DSM forms joint venture with Chinese company Zhejiang NHU Special Materials to produce PPS compounds

Processors go on buying spree ahead of likely September price increase

Exxon has new technology to reduce energy use in plastics manufacturing

New filtration technology to separate highly contaminated plastics

S&E Specialty Polymers introduces new TPE compounds