Here’s What Happened Last Week

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Nova Chemicals new LLDPE reactor reaches mechanical completion

SABIC sells polymershapes business to investment firm, Blackfriars Corp and here

Formosa Plastics Group posts 105.7 billion dollar revenue

Demand for recycled PP reaches nearly 300 million pounds per year

LyondellBasell picks LaPorte Texas for new HDPE plant

Ravago buys International Plastics Corp

Weekly Resin Report: Month ends in buying spree

 

 

Here is What Happened Last Week

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A Schulman names new president and CEO

DSM forms joint venture with Chinese company Zhejiang NHU Special Materials to produce PPS compounds

Processors go on buying spree ahead of likely September price increase

Exxon has new technology to reduce energy use in plastics manufacturing

New filtration technology to separate highly contaminated plastics

S&E Specialty Polymers introduces new TPE compounds

 

Weekly News Digest Week of 7/11/2016

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Polypropylene based compound eyes TPU market in gearshift knob application

Electric bike turns to PBT/ASA alloy for battery housing

Amcor closing Ohio based bottle preform production plant

Milliken touts polypropylene additives at K2016

Solvay expands PPS portfolio for food packaging

“Rivet” Graphine proves it’s mettle

SABIC shows new high flow polypropylene for packaging applications

 

Weekly News Digest Week of 6/27/2016

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IBM discovers new recycling process to convert old smartphones and CDs

Dow cutting 2500 jobs in Dow Corning integration

A. Schulman sues form Citadel owners for claiming fraudulent business practices

A. Schulman still sees benefits from acquisition of Citadel

Man dies in press accident at injection molder in Auburn Hills MI

New lubricated TPV challenges rubber in gaskets and seals

BASF launches new global pigments brand

Company develops long glass fiber reinforced polyolefin sheet

Material prices flat

The next target of the anti-plastic crowd: your garden hose

Polypropylene prices lowest since 2009

DSM launches new polyamides for die cast metal replacement

 

 

Weekly News Digest Week of 6/13/2016

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After GM calls out Ford for their aluminum truck bed, Honda calls them both out with their composite truck bed. (video)

Chase Plastics announces new distribution center also here

Bemis develops line of all plastic shopping carts

Covestro opens CO2 to polycarbonate polyol plant

Bole injection molding machines coming to the USA

Growing supply and lackluster demand contributes to slide in PP, PE pricing

Senator concerned by Dow-Dupont Merger

Dow figures out a way recycle some multi-layer pouches