Weekly News Digest 5/13/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Spot and contract resin prices rising across the board

The Plastics Exchange Market Update: 5/3/2019

Prices of PE, PP, PS up, flat to down for PVC, PET

Polyplastics introduces new grade of Duracon acetal resin

Lotte Chemical and Westlake Chemical open joint ethane cracker in Louisiana

New study questions benefits of biodegradable plastic bags

Evonik overhauling it’s nylon business

Exxonmobil’s $2 Billion Baytown expansion to include specialty plastics

Borealis sees profit drop in Q1

PolyOne launches new cellular vinyl for molding and trim applications

Radici consolidating in Europe on automotive decline



Weekly News Digest 5/6/2019

Long Row of Typewriters

Weekly Resin Report: As PE prices started to tick higher, buyers came looking for deals

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/26/2019

North American PE price hike sticks in April

DSM introduces new grade of its Xytron PPS

Trinseo consolidating German operations

DowDuPont seeks buyer for bio-materials business

LyondellBasell sees lower sales and profit for Q1

Sabic reports lower Q1 sales

Covestro earnings drop in Q1

Lanxess introduces highly reinforced nylon 6 grades

New polymers are being developed that change color or fluorescence under mechanical load


Weekly News Digest 4/29/2019


Weekly Resin Report: Further production issues could trigger in PP resin prices

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/19/2019

Sold PS prices up, PET prices down in April

AMCO to distribute SABIC specialty products

RTP to add second materials plant in Mexico

Toray introduces new PPS grade with increased flexibility

Opinion piece:

Busting the myth that paper is more environmentally friendly than plastics



Weekly News Digest 4/22/2019

The Front Page Newsroom

Weekly Resin Report: Sellers cautiously optimistic, as spot resin prices inch up

The Plastics Exchange market update 4/12/2019

Prices slide for PC & Nylon 6

SCG Chemicals debuts new PE112 pipe grade HDPE

PolyOne’s disappointing Q1 leads to job cuts

MOL Group acquires German recycler/compounder Aurora Kunstsoffe

Aurora Plastics acquires Elastocon TPE Technologies

BASF investing $78M in Louisiana expansion

Great opinion piece here:

Sorry, folks, oil does not come from dinosaurs



Weekly News Digest 4/15/2019

KRLD News Room

Weekly Resin Report: Processors draw down inventories to light levels

The Plastics Exchange weekly market update April 8, 2019

PP prices down, PS & PET up in March

Mixed bag for prices of the five major commodity resins at start of Q2

UBE acquires Spanish compounder Repol S.L

Evonik expands production of transparent nylon

Romira developing new grades of it’s Romiloy ASA/PE alloys

Chase Plastics beefing up Mexico operations

Asahi Kasei growing in Mexico

Borealis opens North Carolina PP plant

Techmer PM adding capacity in US & Mexico