Weekly News Digest 5/26/2020

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Weekly Resin Report: Trading activity picks up as manufacturers begin to reopen

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/15/2020

Dow begins recovery efforts after mid-Michigan flooding

RadiciGroup names B. Bigler as distributor for Germany

Polyplastics develops new grade of acetal with improved diesel fuel resistance

Polymax TPE ramps up production of medical grades

Shell bringing workers back to Pennsylvania site

Xenia Materials launches new glass fiber reinforced PEBA

Toray develops new carbon fiber reinforced PPS with very high tensile strength

Covestro develops thermally conductive PC grade


Weekly News Digest 5/18/2020

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Weekly Resin Report: Market may have hit bottom, for now, as PE, PP prices record slight uptick

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/8/2020

COVID-19 drives commodity resin prices down in April

Strong demand, re-shoring lead to growth at Polymax TPE

Chase Plastic Services to distribute Durethan nylon and Pocan PBT from Lanxess

Fire brought under control at Borealis cracker in Sweden


Weekly News Digest 5/11/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Producers reduce output to combat over-supply, sliding prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/1/2020

Glass fiber reinforced polypropylene used for high-pressure piping

Covestro, Teknor Apex team up to compound TPU

Chroma Color upgrades some plants, closes Calumet City plant

DuPont has idled several plants including nylon resin plants

DuPont throttling back plastics production by close to 50%

Borealis sees net profit drop 25% in 1st quarter

Gas leak at LG Chemical PS plant in India leaves 11 dead


Weekly News Digest 5/4/2020

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Weekly Resin Report: Eroding demand and epic plunge in oil prices may lead to rationing of resin production

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 4/24/20

Slowing economy drops the hammer on resin prices

Teknor Apex develops new TPE grades for over-molding for medical devices

Dow to idle PE plants in US

Safety stocks keep APS Elastomers agile during pandemic



Weekly News Digest 4/20/2020

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No social distancing here

Weekly Resin Report: Prices slip, but don’t crater, in spot PE market

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 4/10/2020

PP, PET bottle resin prices down before fill impact of Covid-19

Nova restarts some construction on Ontario project

Nexeo to distribute BioLogiQ biopolymer line in North America

Kraiburg TPE launches new grades aimed at kitchen appliances

Evonik doubles capacity for transparent polyamide

Borealis completes acquisition of Nova’s 50% ownership share in Novealis

Employees volunteer to live at Braskem facility to maintain production of PP

Innovation, not taxes or bans, will solve the plastic waste problem

Why compostable plastics are not sustainable

Weekly News Digest 3/30/2020

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Weekly Resin Report: Periods of calm alternate with feverish activity, as resin markets reckon with Covid-19

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 3/20/20

PE price hikes called off

PolyPlastics develops new PBT grade for high voltage connectors

Plenty of work for compounders during outbreak

Dow enacts more safety steps at Louisiana plant following Covid reports

Michael Day Enterprises alive and well with new compounds

Materials firms work to fortify supply chain

PolyOne seeing minimal disruption from Covid-19


Weekly News Digest 3/23/2020


Weekly Resin Report: After slow start, week ends with large volumes of PE changing hands

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 3/13/2020

Covestro develops new UV-transparent PC aimed at Li-Ion batteries

Domo Chemical to open nylon compounding plant in Pinghu China

Materials firms work to fortify supply chains during Corona Virus

PolyOne seeing minimal disruption from Corona virus

Corpus Christi Polymers seeing higher than expected construction costs at new PET plant

Virus concerns halt Shell plant construction in PA

Toray working to develop irradiation-crosslinked PE and PP

No major production cutbacks of material or downstream products yet