Exploring the: Polyolefins Zone



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Commodity Resin Prices Soft, Except for PP
The price trajectory for PE, PS, and PVC appears to be downward but firmly steady for PP.
Article Published: 8/13/2015
High-Moisture Barrier sHDPE Gets Increasing Play in Flexible Food Packaging
sHDPE from Nova Chemical offers excellent moisture barrier in "easy open" cereal and cracker packages.
Article Published: 8/7/2015
PP, PS Prices Up; PE, PVC Prices Flat
Prices moved up for PS and PP but stayed flat for PE and PVC, despite price increases on the table.
Article Published: 7/20/2015
Nova Installs Nine-Layer Blown Film Line to Enhance Customer Collaboration
It's said to be a first for PE resin producers in North America.
Article Published: 7/18/2015
Rising Virgin Prices Bode Well for Recycled Resins
Recycled HDPE prices went up earlier in the year and are now subsiding. R-PET prices were low but have risen and may now stabilize.
Article Published: 7/7/2015
Materials at NPE: New Solutions to Enhance Processing, Performance, Sustainability & Cost
There was no shortage of new thermoplastics and additives covering the full range of end-use applications.
Article Published: 7/1/2015
King Plastic Gets Exclusive License for Gelest's Antimicrobials
King Microshield is the upgraded polyolefin sheet stock to be offered by King Plastic, featuring Biosafe antimicrobial from Gelest.
Article Published: 6/18/2015
Sun Plastech Acquires Novachem
Two major players in purging compounds consolidate.
Article Published: 6/1/2015
PP Formulations for Smooth-Surface Foam
Collaboration produces 10%-glass PP for the MuCell foam process without surface swirl.
Article Published: 6/1/2015
PE, PS, PVC Prices Up, PP Down
The pricing trajectory has been upwards for three of the four commodity resins, though it may be slowing for two.
Article Published: 5/24/2015

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