Happy New Year from The Weekly Pellet

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Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene trading records one of the busiest weeks of the year

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 12/20/2019

Covestro completes sale of PC sheet business

Clariant debuts new bio-based additives

Kraiburg develops new TPEs that deliver rubber like properties

SABIC to liquidate three subsidiaries

Poland’s Azoty launches nylon compounding plant

 

 

Weekly News Digest 12/23/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: PE prices hold steady, PP slips another cent

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 12/13/2019

More PE and PP capacity coming to North American in 2020

Clariant agrees to sell masterbatch division to PolyOne

MOL Group develops high-clarity PP for blow molded containers

M. Holland restructures resin resale business

Star Thermoplastic makes management changes

Asahi Kasei opens new sales office in Detroit area

Many plastics tariffs unchanged in US-China trade deal

LyondellBasell’s polypropylene processing technology employed in a new plant

China to lift tariffs on some US resins

 

Weekly News Digest 12/16/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Flurry of trading activity starts the month

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: 12/6/2019

Saudi Arabia’s National Petrochemical introduces new PP grades for medical applications

DSM introduces new heat resistant blow molding grade nylon materials

TPC plant explosion’s impact on butadiene pricing still being assessed

INEOS Styrolution and Agilyx to build PS recycling plant in Illinois

Ocean Cleanup is retrieving garbage from the Pacific Ocean garbage patch

Kraiburg TPE launches new grades for appliance applications

BASF introduces new higher flow Polyphenylsulfone grade

INEOS Styrolution offers SMMA grades for food contact applications

Elix Polymers introduces new plating grade ABS

Hexpol TPE rolls out new compounds for wire sheathing

 

 

Weekly News Digest 12/9/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Get ready for end of the year deals

The Plastics Exchange market update 11/29/2019

Volume resin prices flat-to-down going into new year

Kraiburg kicks off program to develop renewable based TPE

Cabot develops black color concentrate line based on recycled ingredients

Judge signs off on Formosa fine for pellet pollution in Texas

EU clears the way for Alpek to acquire Lotte chemicals European PET operations

Coventus Polymers opens subsidiary in Mexico

Italian compounder, Sirmax opens TPE plant in Poland

Kraiburg develops TPE for co-extrusion with nylon for corrugated tubes

Opinion: China ethylene capacity set for meteoric expansion

 

Weekly News Digest 12/2/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Spot resin markets hit historically low price levels

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 11/22/2019

Changes on the way for North American resin prices

Formosa Plastics expected to pay $50 million to settle pellet pollution lawsuit

Eastman working on bio-plastic that is paintable for automotive applications

Explosion rocks TPC butadiene plant in Texas

Evacuation, air monitoring continues around TPC butadiene plant

New compounder opens in Leominster MA

EU clears Domo’s purchase of Solvay PA business

 

Weekly News Digest 11/25/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Relentless downward pressure on spot PE pricing continues

The Plastics Exchange market update: 11/15/2019

A quiet October for commodity resin prices

Repsol introduces new grades of LDPE for medical and pharmaceutical applications

The push to develop more bio-plastics continues, despite dubious benefits

Inovyn launches bio-based PVC

Community group asks Congress to stop Formosa plant from being built in Louisiana

A&R Logistics acquires Plantgistics Holdings

Audia Elastomers launches new line of TPE made from marine waste plastics

Saudi government investing in European petrochemical industry

 

 

Weekly News Digest 11/18/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Spot PE prices slide as suppliers compete for orders

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 11/8/2019

Lower prices for five volume commodity resins

Environmental group opposed to new INEOS plant in Belgium

Lanxess develops new laser weldable grades of PBT and PA

Modern Dispersions is expanding capacity in MA and GA