Weekly News Digest 11/4/2019

News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Processors begin preparations for reduced year-end inventories

The Plastics Exchange market update 10/25/2019

PP prices on the move in October

Tackling the auto industries VOC problem

SIBUR to add HDPE, LLDPE, PPCO production in Siberia

Braskem PP resin expansion in US nears completion

Albis mulling transferring UK manufacturing to Germany

Covestro profit plunges 70%

Lubrizol introduces halogen-free TPU resins for cables

Kraiburg TPE introduces new TPS compounds for food contact

Borealis to start producing renewable PP by year’s end

Mexico’s Alpek expands into Europe with acquisition

US curbside recycling programs need to change


Weekly News Digest 10/28/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: PE producers hold back on October price increase

The Plastics Exchange market update 10/18/2019

SABIC introduces new lubricated PC/ABS alloys grades for automotive applications

BP opening chemical recycling plant in Illinois

Teknor Apex will open new compounding plant in Germany in 2020

SABIC introduces new grade of Xenoy PC/PBT for structural applications

Hexpol TPE launches new recycled content TPEs

Arkema expands capacity for nylon 12 powder in France



Weekly News Digest 10/21/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot PE market finds its groove

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 10/11/2019

Commodity resin prices take it (relatively) easy in September

Does it really make sense to develop PVC-free materials?

Kraiburg TPE offers adhesion to ASA for automotive exterior applications

Albis plans to separate compounding and distribution businesses

Ascend introduces new grades of nylon 66

SABIC introduces new PC based on renewable feedstock


Weekly News Digest 10/14/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot PE resin offers good buying opportunities

The Plastics Exchange market update 10/4/2019

Greenpeace comes to the realization that no alternative materials to plastics are eco-friendly

Chroma expands one Massachusetts plant, will close another nearby

Evonik launches new grade of PEBA TPE with excellent clarity

Company launches new resin for packaging that is home-compostable

Weekly News Digest 10/7/2019

Printing Press 1

Weekly Resin Report: Hefty PE price increase on deck for October, but it may not come to pass

The Plastics Exchange market update 9/27/2019

Downward pricing pressure for commodity resins this quarter

Polyplastics launches new low warpage PBT grade

More info from Polyplastics

Chomerics launches new FR, conductive, long stainless steel fiber PBT

PolyOne may be in talks to acquire Clariant

Italmatch buys into US Based FRX Polymers

Bio-plastics manufacturer Bio-On takes a big earnings hit

Polymax TPE expanding



Weekly News Digest 9/30/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Prices remain stable, despite jarring events

The Plastics Exchange market update 9/20/2019

North American PE, PP resin prices shift in September

LyondellBasell adds PP compounding capacity at Knapsack Germany

Toray makes medical grade clear ABS available in US

LyondellBasell scaling back US expansion plans

Americhem breaking ground on expansion at PA plant that will include clean-room compounding

ExxonMobil announces expansion of UK ethylene plant

Interesting take on plastic waste:

When will countries realize that incineration is the solution


Weekly News Digest 9/23/2019


Weekly Resin Report: PE prices hit decade-long lows, but don’t get too comfortable

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 9/13/2019

August: PE, PVC and PET prices down, PP and PS prices flat

Petrochemical prices jump after drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Ascend to launch new nylon grades

Daikin to expand fluoropolymer plant in Alabama

Covestro upgrades Japanese research center

Evonik breaks ground on new nylon plant in Germany

INEOS Styrolution launches new glass fiber reinforced ASA grade

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