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Published: 1/27/2017

Prices Bottom Out for Polyolefins; PET, PS, PVC Move Up
Flat or falling prices have turned upward for all five commodity resins.

Published: 1/27/2017

New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.

Published: 12/17/2016

R-PET Prices Expected Remain Stable Through End of the Year
Prices could even drop a bit, with more virgin capacity coming on stream.

Published: 11/23/2016

Polyolefin Prices Drop; Ditto for PET
PE, PP, PET prices head down, PS and PVC flat for now.

Published: 9/14/2016

Albis Plastic and Barnet Launch Recycling Joint Venture
The new Albis Barnet Polymers company will recycle, repelletize, and market post-industrial raw material, and use them to compound Albis' componds.

Published: 8/24/2016

IBM Research Yields New Way to Recycle PC E-Waste
Chemical reaction produces a new and better plastic from old CDs, LED screens, smartphones, etc.

Published: 8/19/2016

Recycled Resin Market Still Volatile
At midyear, recycled resin prices presented a mixed picture, though industry sources see a period of soft prices ahead.

Published: 4/19/2016

Recycled PET Prices Stable or Soft— Depending on Geography
More stable on the East Coast, sharply lower on the West in the first quarter.

Published: 3/23/2016

Ahead of the Curve in Recycling
A pioneer in recycling milk bottles built a thriving business in plastic lumber, but blow molding with PCR has proved a longer, harder road to success.

Published: 1/13/2016

Recycled Resin Prices Likely To Follow Same Pattern as 2015
Lower virgin resin prices held recycled prices down last year. This year is not expected to be much different.