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Construction

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

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

Commodity Resins

Additives: UV Stabilizer for Enhanced Darker Colored PVC Profiles

Penn Color’s new UV Enhancer stabilizer formulation said to boost weathering performance of PVC profiles by as much as 60%.

Commodity Resins

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. 

Automotive

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.

Medical

Lindal Converts Aerosol Manufacturing Equipment to Make Sustainable and Needed Face Shields in Fight Against Coronavirus

Lindal Group’s R&D team in France took less than a week to modify selected assembly lines and start production of 1000 face shields per day.

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.

Commodity Resins

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.

Automotive

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.

Construction

PS Prices Rise While Others Sink

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

Automotive

Auto Interiors Leader Brings Extrusion In-House

For first time in its 35-yr history, Legendary Auto Interiors is producing its own PVC sheet for floor-mat line.    

Electronics

Materials: Full Range of Compounds for All Components in 5G Antenna Cables

Teknor’s Apex PVC, Flexalloy PVC Elastomer, and Halguard Halogen-Free Polyolefin Compounds help meet carriers’ need for control/fiber optic cable constructions.

Consumer Products

Volume Resin Prices Flat or Down

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

Packaging

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. 

Automotive

2019 Ends with Lower Prices for Commodity Resins

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

Construction

Lower Prices for Five Volume Commodity Resins

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

Commodity Resins

DOMO, Covestro and Circularise Partner on Full Plastics Traceability

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

Commodity Resins

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.

Consumer Products

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.

Construction

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.

Consumer Products

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

PET and nylons 6 and 66 could see further downward pricing

Recycled Materials

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging

Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.