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Published: 8/13/2019

PE & PP Prices Down
A buyer’s market for both polyolefins could continue though this quarter and into the fourth. 

Published: 8/7/2019

Clariant Examines the Role of Color in a 'Circular Economy'
Top Clariant pigment expert sums up color compatibility with the plastics circular economy with a focus on packaging.

Published: 8/1/2019

Prices of Polyolefins, PET Softer; PS, PVC Up for Short Term
Overall, supply outstripping demand likely to keep price trajectory flat-to-down.

Published: 7/26/2019

Four Packaging Trends to Consider for 2020
Chroma Color’s Bishop Beall discusses his views on key trends to consider in the development of plastic packaging going forward. 

Published: 7/25/2019

Along with Sustainability, Advancements in Materials & Additives to be Highlighted at K 2019
Expect to see new materials and additives address sustainability but also emerging and growing technologies such as electrification of vehicles. 

Published: 7/10/2019

Some Key Takeaways from GPS 2019
Sustainability dominated panel discussion at GPS 2019 and IHS Markit pros provided five-year forecasts on volume resins.

Published: 7/3/2019

Downward Pricing for Polyolefins, PET; Flat-to-Up for PS, PVC
Overall, slowed global demand and improved supply/demand balance scenarios are likely to keep prices of the five volume resins relatively stable.  

Published: 7/2/2019

IntegriCo Steps Up Use of Plastic Waste that China No Longer Accepts
Hard-to-recycle plastics are being used by IntegriCo to make composite railway products.

Published: 6/4/2019

Generally Flat-to-Down for Prices of Volume Resins
PP, PVC are the exception with prices on ‘short-term’ upward trajectory.

Published: 5/27/2019

Soaring Preference for Biodegradable Packaging in Straw Market
Future Market Insights’ new study offers a global industry analysis for last four years and an opportunity assessment for the next 10.