Weekly News Digest 2/24/2020


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Weekly Resin Report: Solid trading week lays foundation for rising prices

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/14/2020

Prices for PP, PE, PS and PVC trending flat to higher

Kraiburg launches new TPEs that incorporate glass bubbles to reduce density

Recycling consultant group projects increasing demand for recycled PET

Plastics industry pushes back on plastic plant moratorium



Weekly News Digest 2/17/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Tightening supply sends prices higher

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 2/7/2020

Ascend to acquire Italian compounding firm

Texas probes pellet pollution at Dow

SABIC launches new PC copolymer grades for medical market

Ampacet acquires Liad Weighing and Control Systems

World may not reach 50% recycling rate by 2030 but “plastiphobia” is not the answer


Weekly News Digest 2-3-2020

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Weekly Resin Report: Persistent demand for LDPE and LLDPE send prices up

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 1/24/2020

PVC prices up and PP prices down in January

BASF has completed purchase of Solvay’s nylon business

Teijin to establish European automotive center

BASF develops new PBT for co-extrusion with PVC for window profiles

Chroma Color Corp acquires Plastics Color Corp

Ametek closing Ohio compounding plant

The truth about compostable plastics

Weekly News Digest 1/27/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Strong export demand pushes PP, PE prices higher

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 1/17/2020

Chinaplas changes dates and venue for 2021

Victrex & Yingkou Xingfu forming joint venture to manufacture PEEK resin

Fraud trial of Lucent Polymers executives set for May

Vinmar to distribute Lanxess materials in North America

Akro-Plastic GmbH to open new plant in China

DKSH to distribute SABIC materials in Asia

Teknor Apex to launch medical grade TPEs for over-molding applications

Kraiburg TPE introduces new flame retardant TPEs for electronics applications



Weekly News Digest 1/20/2020

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Middle-East tensions, depleted inventories spur buying surge

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 1/10/2020

Shell considering building polycarbonate plant in China

Solvay increases specialty stabilizer output in West Virginia

Explosion and fire at Sasol LDPE plant in Louisiana 

Radici acquires Italian recycling company

Polyplastics develops new grades of acetal for drug contact and delivery applications

Coventus develops new clear glass filled nylon for firearms industry

Victrex forms joint venture to build new PEEK plant in China

ATSP Innovations developing new class of polymer


Weekly News Digest 1/13/2020


Weekly Resin Report: Historically low resin prices ring in new year

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 1/3/20

Changes hit North American resin prices to close out the year

Prices bottom out for PE & PP? Up for PS. Flat to down for PVC & PET

DuPont and ExxonMobil collaborate on new TPV material

Borealis to take full ownership of Novealis JV

Ineos Styrolution building ABS plant in China

Formosa gets final approval from Louisiana to start building massive petrochemical complex

LyondellBasell and Sinopec plan to form JV to build propylene oxide and styrene monomer plant in China

Teknor Apex expands line of TPE for wearable devices

New supplier of color, additives and purging compounds offers broad portfolio

Six trends impacting the global automotive plastics market in the new decade

Several reports projecting solid growth for recycled plastics

Are plastic recycling programs rubbish?


Happy New Year from The Weekly Pellet

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Weekly Resin Report: Polypropylene trading records one of the busiest weeks of the year

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 12/20/2019

Covestro completes sale of PC sheet business

Clariant debuts new bio-based additives

Kraiburg develops new TPEs that deliver rubber like properties

SABIC to liquidate three subsidiaries

Poland’s Azoty launches nylon compounding plant