Weekly News Digest 8/26/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Spot prices for commodity grade PE reach decade long lows

The Plastics Exchange market update 8/16/2019

Kraiburg introduces new exterior grade TPEs

PolyOne spins off Performance Products & Solutions business

New distributor, Executive Polymer opens in MA

Saudi Aramco acquires steam cracker unit from Flint Hills Resources


Weekly News Digest 8/12/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: PE pricing power currently in hands of buyers

The Plastics Exchange market update 8/2/2019

RTP acquires Zeotherm TPV 

Clariant warns customers about patent infringement by Chinese competitors

PolyOne introduces new chemical foaming agents

Lanxess develops new black pigment with improved UV performance

Huntsman exits ethylene business in deal with Indorama

Global bio-plastics market set to grow 18.8%



Weekly News Digest 8/5/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Prices for most polyethylene grades yield to decade-level lows

The Plastics Exchange market update 7/26/2019

Prices of polyolefins, PET softer; PE, PVC up for short term

Wacker shows new silicone additive for TPU that lowers hardness while boosting elasticity

DuPont & ExxonMobil collaborate on new Santoprene grades

Evonik spins off PMMA and MMA business to private equity firm. New company will be called Röhm

Irish court delays construction of RTP compounding plant

New company plans to build PE plant in Canada

Graphmatech launches new conductive nylon/graphene composite material

Explosion and fire and ExxonMobil Baytown TX PP plant




Weekly News Digest 7/29/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Sharp discounts materialize in spot PE, PP markets

The Plastics Exchange market update 7/19/2019

Braskem ends plan to build PE plant in West Virginia

Global trade conflicts weigh down on BASF earnings

Lyondellbasell to cut 68 jobs at former A. Schulman plant in MA

Clariant and SABIC joint venture talks stall

Nylon 66 and PC supply improving, ABS supply tightening


Weekly News Digest 7/22/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Tropical storm stirs processors into action

The Plastics Exchange market update: 7/15/2019

Polymer Resources expands custom color capabilities

Material insights: Resin pricing makes some surprising moves

Belgian compounder Benvic Europe expands with recent acquisitions

Lyondellbasell JV to add PP capacity in Thailand

SI Group sells off additives business

Radici sees sales sag, margins holding firm in first 1/2 of 2019

BASF introduces new grades of PBT for extrusion and thermoforming


Weekly News Digest 7/15/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Upstream PP inventories at their lowest point in 15 years

The Plastics Exchange market update 7/5/2019

Polyscope develops new SMA/PMMA alloy for medical applications

Perstorp develops new non-phthalate plasticizer for PVC

Chevron Phillips, Qater Petroleum develop new gulf-coast PE plant

DuPont and ExxonMobil develop new TPVs for automotive door seals