Weekly News Digest January 16, 2023

Resin Price Report: Prices rise at start of new year

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: January 6, 2023

Nexeo to distribute Teknor Apex TPEs in Europe

DSM launches 2 new grades for pressure vessels for hydrogen storage

CAI introduces new FR additives for PC film

Avient launches cross-linkable formulations for photovoltaic cables

Chevron Phillips to construct new petrochemical complex in Qatar

Corpus Christi Polymer resumes construction of PTA/PET plant

Recycled material prices show stability heading into 2023

This Week in History

January 17, 1977: Monsanto registers the trade name Santoprene

Weekly News Digest: January 2, 2023

No notable news during this holiday week. If you haven’t already read them, I would highly recommend that you read a series of articles from Plastics Technology Magazine about the history of polymers. They are a fascinating look at the history of all of the plastic materials that we use. It gets a little deep into the chemistry but most of the material is suitable for the lay person. Here is a link to the first of 24 articles in the ongoing series:

Tracing the History of Polymeric materials Part 1

This Week in History

January 5, 1918: The American Cellulose and Chemical Manufacturing company was founded. This company’s name would become Celanese Corporation of American in 1927

Weekly News Digest: December 5, 2022

Resin Price Report: Strike would derail supply chain

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 11/25/22

Prices flat for PE, down for PP, PS, PVC, up for PET

Polyplastics develops void prediction technology for POM products

Ascend launches new PA 66 grades for medical applications

This Week in History

December 7, 1909: Leo Baekland patents Bakelite phenolic resin which becomes the world’s first commercial synthetic plastic