Weekly News Digest 2/18/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: PE producers seek $.03/lb increase on February contracts

The Plastics Exchange market update 2/8/2019

Chroma Color acquires Polymer Concentrates

Bio based polymers only account for 2% of polymers market

SEC filing details problems at Lucent

Former Lucent executives arrested

Ineos introduces new clear SBC grade for medical applications

Covestro introduces new high flow PC grade for medical applications


Weekly News Digest 2/11/2019

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Weekly Resin Report: Spot PP market shifting from bearish to neutral, with potential for bullishness

The Plastics Exchange market update 2/1/2019

Flat to upward pricing for PE, PP, PS, PVC and PET

Borealis and Borouge launch new medical grade PP

DowDuPont selling European styrofoam operations to Ravago

Brunk changes name to Brunk Plastic Services and adds toll compounding

Nexeo’s resin distribution business sold to One Rock Capital Partners

Canada Kuwaiti joint venture to build new PP plant in Alberta



Weekly News Digest 2/4/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: Lower prices prompt plastics processors to restock

The Plastics Exchange market update 1/25/2019

SABIC launches certified circular polymers make from mixed plastic waste

Prices for PP, PS continue to drop

Americhem adding “white room” for medical grade compounds

Celanese shows strong growth for 2018

Sales up, profit down for PolyOne for 2018

Chase to distribute some SABIC materials in North America

ALBIS introduces new anti-squeak grades of ABS, PC and PC Alloys for auto applications

Polyplastics introduces Duracon PM series acetal grades for medical applications

ExxonMobil on track to start up Beaumont LLDPE plant mid year


Weekly News Digest 1/28/2019

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: Benchmark PE grades hit lowest price levels in a decade

The Plastics Exchange market update 1/18/2019

Most commodity resin prices drop in December

Kraiburg TPE collaborates with Eastman to develop medical grade TPEs

Teknor Apex to launch new PVC grades for medical applications

PolyOne re-brands ElectriPlast conductive compounds

Eastman and Albis expand copolyester distribution agreement



Weekly News Digest 1/21/2019

KRLD News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Spot resin markets roused from holiday slumber

The Plastics Exchange Market Update 1/11/2019

New PPV polymers feature improved conductivity, stability

Japan’s Unitika unveils new line of thermally conductive nylon

Polyplastics introduces new alkali stress crack resistant PBT

Texas fines Formosa for water pollution

EU grants “conditional clearance” for BASF to purchase Solvay nylon

Ineos to build new ethane cracker in Belgium

Press release

Evonik launches new transparent Polyamide for optical applications


News Digest 1/14/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

The Plastics Exchange market update 1/4/2019

Commodity resin prices take a dive in December

Lower prices for PP, PS, PE, PET; PVC flat

China’s Sinochem completes acquisition of Elix Polymers

DAK Americas acquires Indiana PET recycling company assets

BASF marketing Solvay assets to save deal

Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66 feedstock HMD

Ascend expects nylon 66 shortage to end before Q2 2019

RTP signals it’s moving ahead with plant in Ireland

CertainTeed closing PVC resin plant in Louisiana

BASF to open new ethylene cracker in China

Teknor Apex launches heat & chemical resistant TPEs for food contact applications