Weekly News Digest 7/27/2020

Weekly Resin Report: Strong exports push spot prices higher

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 7/17/2020

Commodity resin prices warm up in June

Commodity resin prices rebound in June

Radici Group launches new Radion Mixloy nylon blends

Polyplastics to be solely owned by Daicel

SK Capital takes majority stake in Techmer PM LLC

Dow cutting workforce by 6% and cutting cost

Aviant (formerly PolyOne) sees steep sales slide in 2nd quarter

MDT acquires Replas from LyondellBasell

Weekly News Digest 7/20/20

Weekly Resin Report: PE, PP prices continue to tick higher

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 7/10/20

Commodity resin prices warm up in June

Dow Increasing PE prices by $.05/lb starting August 1st

Romira develops impact modified polycarbonate with superior clarity

Asahi develops glass fiber reinforced PP suitable for class A auto interior applications

Formosa continues to clash with activists regarding Louisiana plant site

Albis has completed split into separate business units for distribution and compouding

ICIS has acquired Chemical Data LLC

Polycarbonate is the material of choice for face shields

Orange County Convention center is prepared for Covid ahead of NPE 2021

Nova Chemicals declares force-majuere for all LLDPE butene resins

Weekly News Digest 7/13/2020

Weekly Resin Report: July trading starts with a bang

The Plastics Exchange Market Update July 3, 2020

Chroma Color acquires Epolin Chemicals

Lanxess to use recycled glass fibers in 6 new PA6 grades

LG Polymers officials arrested after gas leak at PS plant leads to deaths

Dow begins reopening PE plants

Conventus Polymers to distribute EMS-Grivory Nylon in Canada

Weekly News Digest 6/29/2020

Weekly Resin Report: Spot market prices continue to rise

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 6/19/20

Demand, feed-stocks take the wheel to drive resin price changes in June

Teijin increases capacity for short carbon fiber

Eastman introduces Tritan Renew recycled content copolyester

Chroma Color acquires Epolin Chemicals

Dow leaves Plastics Industry Association

Braskem completes construction of PP resin plant in La Porte TX

American Chemistry Council says that US resin production will rebound in 2021

Steve Harrington named CEO at Ineos Styrolution

After cost overruns, Sasol Ltd seeks partners for Lake Charles LA plant

Nova Chemicals CEO to retire

PolyOne launches new material for optical fiber cables

University of Liverpool working on new sulfur waste based plastic materials

IMCD Group expands distribution of Eastman products

Weekly News Digest 6/15/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Recovery in full swing at trading desk

The Plastics Exchange Market Update June 5, 2020

Prices of all volume commodity resins appear to have bottomed out

Mitsui Chemicals starts operations at European PP compounds plant

Ascend acquires two compounders in China

Formosa to idle Port Comfort TX HDPE plant for maintenance

Indorama acquires PET recycling facility in Brazil



Weekly News Digest 6/1/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Spot trading picks up, as supply, demand and pricing fears recede

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/22/2020

Prices down for PVC, PS, PC, nylon and ABS

Celanese initiates anti-dumping action against Korean UHMWPE supplier

Mytex adding long glass PP capacity at Covington GA plant

PolyOne launches cross-linkable TPE for high heat applications


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