News Digest 12/31/2018

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Because of the holidays, it was slow news week this week but there are a few items:

Ineos Styrolution to expand ABS and ASA production in Mexico and Texas

Dow’s Freeport TX olefin plant hit by lightning strike

US PE spot prices end year in a slump, with further expansions on the way

Formosa delays openings for some new plants and expansions

Compounding Solutions to distribute Evonik medical grade polymers

 

News Digest 12/24/2018

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: Holiday shoppers take advantage of discounts

The Plastics Exchange weekly market update

Prices slide for PP, PE, PET

Whole Foods tries to go green, ends up with a worse alternative

North American polyethylene market still growing amid challenges

Ascend adding more nylon 66 output in in South Carolina

Solvay introduces new line of FR Nylon

DSM introduces new thermoplastic copolyester for 3d printing of auto parts

Borealis increases PP capacity in Europe

Solvay appoints Forster to distribute medical grade PEEK and PAEK

Indorama acquires PET maker Invista Resins and Fibers

 

News Digest 12/17/2018

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: ‘Twas the start of December and not a buyer was stirring

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: December 7, 2018

Volume resins to enter new year on downward pricing trajectory

M. Holland enters into North American distribution agreement with Borealis

PET bottle resin prices fall

New Canadian PP plant set to open in 2021

Borealis boosts PP production in Europe

Albis to distribute FR TPE line from Uteksol

DowDuPont to increase high temperature nylon capacity in Germany

 

News Digest 11/19/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: It’s a buyers market, as PP, PE prices lose ground

The Plastics Exchange market update 11/9/2018

SABIC offering new high gloss PPCO aimed to replace ABS for appliances

Israeli materials firm Kafrit buys NJ based master-batch manufacturer Polyfil

New technology may separate ethylene from ethane more efficiently

North American PET prices drop 1 cent in October

Indorama to begin start up operations at Lake Charles LA cracker

PVC producers announce December 1 price increase