Weekly News Digest 6/24/2019

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: Slowest trading week of the year emboldens processors seeking price relief

The Plastics Exchange market update 6/14/2019

Chase Plastics breaks ground on expansion of South Bend IN distribution center

Lyondellbasell & Neste joint venture begins producing bio-based PP and LDPE

Chevron Phillips rumored to be exploring acquisition of Nova Chemicals


Weekly News Digest 6/17/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot PE, PP prices slide

The Plastics Exchange market update 6/7/2019

PET bottle resin prices start summer with a slump

Why bio-degradable plastics don’t make any sense

Covestro expands TPU production in Taiwan

Exxonmobil, SABIC to move forward with Texas joint venture

Exxonmobil expands Vistamaxx propylene elastomer capacity at Baytown Texas plant



Weekly News Digest 6/10/2019

KRLD News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Activity slows amid escalating trade wars and weakening oil prices

The Plastics Exchange market update 5/31/2019

North American PP resin prices move up in May

Can we remove BPA from California prop 65?

DuPont shows new bio-based and post consumer recycled materials at Chinaplas

Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals boosting PP compounding capacity

Avantium moving forward on bio-based plastics plant

Slower growth will affect US plastics market

Lyondellbasell drops Braskem acquisition bid

Sumika buying Turkish compounder, Emas

Vinmar acquires Mexican distributor Alpheus

Ineos announces investment in Saudi Arabia



Weekly News Digest 5/28/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Some processors bank on PE supply surge that will send resin prices lower

The Plastics Exchange market update May 17, 2019

SABIC’s depolymerization technology said to extend useful life of PET bottles

ExxonMobil announces major expansions

SABIC announces new investment in Ultem capacity

Shell advances plans to build monoethylene glycol plant in Louisiana

PVC prices settled down 2 cents for April

Celanese to close Tennessee compounding plant at the end of June

PE, PS prices up in April, PET slides

Graphene supplier points to benefits with PP



Weekly News Digest 5/20/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Contract polypropylene price expected to jump at least a nickle

The Plastics Exchange market update 5/10/2019

New polymer can be recycled multiple times without loss of properties

Arkema plans to build bio-based nylon 11 plant in Singapore

DSM expands in India with acquisition

Asahi Kasei to relocate European headquarters

Mass Polymers grows as it turns to supplying more generic prime materials

ExxonMobil expands Santoprene capacity at Newport, Wales plant

SABIC introduces new PBT grade made from recycled post-consumer PET