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Engineering Resins

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.

Construction

Moving Toward Third Quarter, Prices of All Volume Commodity Resins Appear to Have Bottomed Out

The resurgence in exports along with higher feedstock prices place upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Packaging

Commodity Resin Prices Plunge in Second Quarter

Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products. 

Commodity Resins

Price of PP First to Plunge; PE, PS, PVC, PET Are Next

Coronavirus fallout: Slowing demand, higher resin inventories, low global material prices, plus labor and transportation challenges.

Additives

Additives: Liquid Colorants Based on Unique Liquid Carrier Technology for Polyolefins and Styrenics

Britec’s Qd²-Liquid Carrier System boasts improved particle distribution in the polymer that supports higher pigments loadings-reducing use rates, and more. 

Packaging

Ineos and Plastic Energy Collaborate on Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility

The planned Ineos and Plastic Energy facility will use the latter’s patented TAC technology to break down plastic waste and turn it into ‘premium’ polyollefin-based plastics.

Medical

Prices of Volume Resins Flat to Down

Key drivers for the trajectory of resin prices include supply outpacing demand, lower feedstock costs, and uncertainty about coronavirus effects.

Commodity Resins

Flat to Higher Pricing for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET

The trajectory for resin pricing going into the second quarter is unsettled by a virus outbreak.

Consumer Products

Prices Bottom Out for PE & PP? Up for PS, Flat-to-Down for PVC & PET

Drivers include parity with global prices, ample supplies and higher raw material costs in some instances.

Consumer Products

Prices for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET Trending Flat to Higher

Going into second quarter, the resin pricing trajectory is unsettled by a virus outbreak.

Automotive

PS Prices Rise While Others Sink

Parity with global prices, higher feedstock costs, and ample supplies are among the drivers.

Recycled Materials

'Circular Economy' Dominates Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019

New product launches from materials suppliers at the giant show shine light on sustainability. 

Consumer Products

Elix Polymers Joins Styrenics Circular Solutions Industry Initiative

Newest member of SCS committed to recycling of styrenics into high-quality applications.

Medical

Volume Resin Prices Flat or Down

Feedstock costs are lower, supply is outpacing demand, and overall global demand has slowed.

Automotive

Volume Resin Prices Down-to-Flat Going into First Quarter of 2020

Prices of polyolefins, PS, PVC could bottom out; PET, nylon 6 could drop further while flat to modestly down trajectory projected for ABS, PC, and nylon 66. 

Construction

2019 Ends with Lower Prices for Commodity Resins

Global demand slowdown and oversupply end the year with a buyers’ market.

Consumer Products

Lower Prices for Five Volume Commodity Resins

Global demand slowdown and in some cases oversupply are ending the year with a buyers’ market. 

Biopolymers

DOMO, Covestro and Circularise Partner on Full Plastics Traceability

Innovative start-up Circularise says transparency can be achieved through a blockchain technology.

Automotive

Downward Pricing Pressure for Commodity Resins this Quarter

Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, lower global prices could serve to push down prices of most commodity resins.

Commodity Resins

Prices for Nearly All Volume Resins Down

Flat pricing projected in fourth quarter for volume resins.

Packaging

Lower or Flat Prices Ahead

Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, and lower global prices could serve to push down U.S. prices of most commodity resins.

Biopolymers

nova-Institute's CEO Likes Plastics

“There are no other materials that have such a broad spectrum of properties,” says Michael Carus in an interview with Bio-based News editor.

Commodity Resins

Generally Flat Pricing Projected for Volume Resins Heading into 4th Quarter

PET and nylons 6 and 66 could see further downward pricing

Packaging

Flat or Softer Prices Ahead

Ample resin supplies outstripping demand are likely to keep commodity resin prices flat to lower.