Weekly News Digest 4/29/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Further production issues could trigger in PP resin prices

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/19/2019

Sold PS prices up, PET prices down in April

AMCO to distribute SABIC specialty products

RTP to add second materials plant in Mexico

Toray introduces new PPS grade with increased flexibility

Opinion piece:

Busting the myth that paper is more environmentally friendly than plastics

 

 

Weekly News Digest 4/22/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Sellers cautiously optimistic, as spot resin prices inch up

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/12/2019

Prices slide for PC & Nylon 6

SCG Chemicals debuts new PE112 pipe grade HDPE

PolyOne’s disappointing Q1 leads to job cuts

MOL Group acquires German recycler/compounder Aurora Kunstsoffe

Aurora Plastics acquires Elastocon TPE Technologies

BASF investing $78M in Louisiana expansion

Great opinion piece here:

Sorry, folks, oil does not come from dinosaurs

 

 

Weekly News Digest 4/15/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Processors draw down inventories to light levels

The Plastics Exchange weekly market update April 8, 2019

PP prices down, PS & PET up in March

Mixed bag for prices of the five major commodity resins at start of Q2

UBE acquires Spanish compounder Repol S.L

Evonik expands production of transparent nylon

Romira developing new grades of it’s Romiloy ASA/PE alloys

Chase Plastics beefing up Mexico operations

Asahi Kasei growing in Mexico

Borealis opens North Carolina PP plant

Techmer PM adding capacity in US & Mexico

 

News Digest 4-1-2019

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Weekly Resin Report: PE prices drop, while PP prices see small increase

The Plastics Exchange market update March 25, 2019

Polyplastics introduces grades of PBT and PPS aimed at EV market

Elix developing plating grade ABS for chromium 6 free plating

Saudi Aramco to purchase controlling interest in SABIC

Eastman to launch new copolyester resins for shrink film

Ascend to introduce new Vydyne grades aimed at automotive light-weighting

Ineos to double size of planned ethylene oxide plant

Weekly News Digest 3/25/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: March polypropylene contracts expected to decrease

The Plastics Exchange market update 3/15/2019

PVC, PET resin prices up, PP down in February

Toray develops new bioresorbable polymer for regenerative medicine

Ineos acquiring Ti02 business

Sun Chemical building PPS plant in Wisconsin

Chase Plastics expands line card

Midwest Resins expands (disclosure: I am employed by Midwest Resins)

 

Weekly News Digest 3/18/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene trading picks up

The Plastics Exchange market update March 8 2019

Prices of volume resins end 1st quarter largely flat to down; PS, PVC move up

US producers begin to use emulsion based peroxides for PVC production

Eastman Chemical implementing cost cutting plan

Celanese expands co-polyester production in Italy

Total announces polystyrene price increase

Braskem’s North American PE, PP output fell last year