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Resin Prices Up, Except for PP
In a reversal of recent trends, PP prices may head down while prices of the other three large-volume commodity resins head up.
Article Published: 4/25/2016
Compression Molder R3 Composites Launches Non-Wovens Business for Composites
The new subsidiary will target a broad range of thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications.
Article Published: 3/25/2016
Resin Prices Drop Again—Except for PP
First quarter saw further price erosion, even for high-volume engineering resins, but PP was the exception.
Article Published: 3/23/2016
Braskem Idesa's Mexican Polyethylene Plant to Start Production
After numerous delays pushed back its scheduled launch by a year, the massive Ethylene XXI project will begin production this month in Mexico.
Article Published: 3/18/2016
Commodity Resin Prices Flat to Soft
Falling energy and feedstock costs and the threat of lower-priced imports are key drivers.
Article Published: 2/22/2016
Addivant to Triple Capacity for Workhorse Phosphite Antioxidant
Increased interest in Weston 705 for PE food packaging spurs Addivant to invest in capacity expansion.
Article Published: 1/25/2016
PP Bucks Trend to Flat or Lower Prices
Lower feedstock costs, slowed demand in early first quarter are likely to keep most prices stable.
Article Published: 1/21/2016
Several ‘Firsts’ Among 2015 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
Of the nine award categories, thermoplastics captured five winners.
Article Published: 1/20/2016
U.S.-Made High-Melt-Strength PP Tackles Wide Range of Applications
Total’s new HMS-PP signals both increased interest in the material and a source of domestic production.
Article Published: 1/20/2016
Foreign PE Investments Underway in U.S.
Taking advantage of U.S. shale-gas economics.
Article Published: 12/23/2015

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