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Published: 6/4/2020

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. 

Published: 5/20/2020

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.

Published: 4/3/2020

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.

Published: 2/20/2020

PS Prices Rise While Others Sink
Parity with global prices, higher feedstock costs, and ample supplies are among the drivers.

Published: 2/11/2020

'Circular Economy' Dominates Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019
New product launches from materials suppliers at the giant show shine light on sustainability. 

Published: 1/1/2020

The Molding 2020 Conference: Go and Learn
Global thought leaders on injection molding will be gathering at Molding 2020 in Lombard,  Ill., on March 17-20. There’s still time to get in on the action.

Published: 1/1/2020

Film Extrusion: Towers of Power & Sustainability
At K 2019, developments in blown film highlighted recyclable film structures for new applications and technology aimed at making product changes more efficient.

Published: 1/1/2020

Injection Molding: Faster, Smarter, More Efficient Machines Tackle Sustainable Molding at K 2019
Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.

Published: 1/1/2020

Volume Resin Prices Flat or Down
Feedstock costs are lower, supply is outpacing demand, and overall global demand has slowed.

Published: 1/1/2020

Blow Molding: Something for Everyone at K Show
Packaging, industrial, continuous-extrusion, accumulator-head, injection-blow, stretch-blow, EPET, foam, sandwich co-injection—the blow molding news was wide ranging at K 2019.