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Published: 5/7/2018

IHS Markit Briefing: What Lies Ahead for the Plastics Industry?
Market pros provide insights on the economy, energy, feedstocks and polymers.

Published: 5/7/2018

LyondellBasell Focuses on Technology, Capacity for HDPE, PP; Plans Recycling and Compounding Expansion
LBI's plans are in keeping with annual demand growth of 4% for HDPE and nearly 5% for PP.

Published: 5/3/2018

SABIC & ExxonMobil Enter New Joint Venture
The new Gulf Coast Growth Venture project will be in San Patricio County, Texas and include two polyethylene units. 

Published: 4/27/2018

Mixed Bag for Commodity Resin Prices
Following price increases for most resins except PP, a flat-to-downward trajectory emerged.

Published: 4/27/2018

Materials Innovations for Film, Molding & Automotive
Highlights of the SPE Polyolefins Conference included a ‘game-changing’ LLDPE family, and new stabilizers and other additives for film extrusion and all types of molding.

Published: 3/30/2018

Volume Resin Prices Mostly Up
At the conclusion of the first quarter, the price trajectory was upward, except for PP and nylon 6.

Published: 3/29/2018

Resins & Additives at NPE2018: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, Sustainability
NPE will host lots of news in engineered thermoplastic compounds, customized TPEs, polyolefins for packaging, bioplastics, recycled content compounds, purging agents, 3D printing materials, and a slew of innovative additives.

Published: 3/29/2018

A Processor’s Most Important Job, Part 4: Mold Temperature
Engineering polymers require higher mold temperatures to achieve their ideal structure. The temptation to turn down the mold temperatures can hurt part performance.

Published: 3/27/2018

ExxonMobil Explores PP Production Expansion Along U.S. Gulf Coast
New PP project investment decision likely to be made later this year with startup as early as 2021.

Published: 3/2/2018

Higher Prices for Commodity Resins
Only PP is facing a downward correction.