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


News Digest 12/31/2018

Noise Maker

Because of the holidays, it was slow news week this week but there are a few items:

Ineos Styrolution to expand ABS and ASA production in Mexico and Texas

Dow’s Freeport TX olefin plant hit by lightning strike

US PE spot prices end year in a slump, with further expansions on the way

Formosa delays openings for some new plants and expansions

Compounding Solutions to distribute Evonik medical grade polymers