News Digest 6/4/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: Polyethylene producers fail to implement $.03/lb increase on May contracts

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 5/25/2018

SABIC introduces formable PC sheet for glazing applications

NPE attendance up 1.7%

PP & PET prices up, PS down for May

Lyondellbasel reportedly offered $11.4 Billion for Braskem in February but talks stalled in May

Expert warns of major PET shortages to come in Europe


News Digest 5/29/2018

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Weekly Resin Report: Transactions rebound as industry returns from NPE2018

The Plastics Exchange market update 5/18/2018

Kraiburg introduces new line of TPE’s for outdoor industrial applications

Studies question the efficacy of biodegradable plastics

SABIC debuts new soft touch polypropylene grades aimed at automotive interiors

Lyondellbasell rumored to be mulling offer for controlling stake in Braskem

April was a calm month for resin pricing

M. Holland to distribute 3-D printing filament for Owens Corning

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals finalize major US joint venture


News Digest 5/21/2018


Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene prices creep up, with additional gains on the horizon

The Plastics Exchange market update 5/11/2018

Carolina Color receives patent for new colorant technology

Asahi Kasei introduces new line of glass fiber reinforced PP

Struktol is developing additives to control odor and VOC’s in plastic parts

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Ravago to build joint compounding plant in UAE

Total continues olefin expansion with Algerian deal

PE scrap exports down to China, up to Vietnam


Weekly News Digest 4/27/2018

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Polyethylene processors sit on sidelines, expecting lower prices ahead

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/20/2018

A war on plastic could backfire

PC, ABS, nylon prices on the rise, PP, PVC dip

Covestro to offer materials on Alibaba site

ExxonMobil commissioning new ethane cracker in Baytown TX

US April propylene monomer contracts settle with decrease

Total Petrochemicals gains FDA approval for recycled HDPE