News Digest 3/6/2017


PolyOne applies for patent on carbon nanotube reinforced plastic materials

Nexeo acquires part of German material distributor K.D. Feddersen Norden AB

NBD Nanotechnologies introduces new hydrophobic polymer additives

Weekly resin report: Polypropylene market resumes rally

PE, PP, PVC prices on the rise

PolyOne increases its credit line by $50 million

A. Schulman to open new distribution center in Stryker Ohio


News Digest 2/20/2017

Citizen Kane

Solvay appoints new president to head up composite materials

Plastic electronics set to revolutionize products

Weekly resin report: Lackluster demand opens gap between buyer and seller price expectations

USI Group claims new cyclic block copolymers offer many advantages

Toyoba turning to foaming to reduce weight of plastic parts for automotive

Ohio recycler closes doors


News Digest 1/23/2017

KRLD News Room

Braskem starts up new UHWMPE plant in La Porte Texas

Scientists have developed a new plastic derived from pine needles

NOVA begins shipping LLDPE from new reactor in Canada Also here

United Solutions buys Rubbermaid totes business Also here

Largest ever polycarbonate automotive window debuts on new Chinese Buick minivan Also here

Weekly Resin Report: New year begins with PP, PE price increases

ExxonMobil signs logistics contract for PE export from Texas

PET recycler US Fibers expanding in South Carolina



Weekly News Digest 1/9/2017

Long Row of Typewriters

German supplier, Velox GmbH introduces new line of purging compounds

Center for Automotive Research says that further lightweighting of vehicles will require more extensive use of plastics and composites

New tabletop injection molding machine on the market

Weekly Resin Report: PE price increase rumored for February

A new documentary movie about the invention of Bakelite plastic


News Digest 12/19/2016


PET containers with metal vacuum closures could replace glass

Weekly Resin Report: Processors limit PP purchases, anticipating further, possibly elusive, price cuts

Polymer Technology and Services expands the Tristar line of flame retardant PC 

Carbon fiber reinforced plastic market to grow 12% per year

Solvay to sell Thai PVC manufacturer to Asahi Glass