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Published: 10/26/2017

DowDuPont Starts Up World-Scale Ethylene & PE Facility
New integrated, world-scale production facility started up for ethylene monomer and Elite enhanced polyethylene in Freeport, Texas.

Published: 9/26/2017

Hurricane Lifts Resin Prices Across the Board
Length of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on feedstocks and resins is still uncertain.

Published: 9/25/2017

How to Prevent Stress Whitening in PP Copolymers
A look at causes, detection, and prevention.

Published: 9/19/2017

DowDuPont Realigns Portfolio
The new merger makes adjustments within two of its three intended independent companies.

Published: 8/31/2017

Commodity Resin Prices Generally Flat
The exceptions are PS and PET, though they may have bottomed out last month.

Published: 8/24/2017

New ASTM Standard Expected to Boost PP Piping Systems
Borealis’ PP random copolymer showing up in the first North American plumbing and industrial PP piping projects.

Published: 7/27/2017

PE Flat, PP Moving Up; PS, PVC, PET Flat-to-Down
Resin and monomer production disruptions halted further price decreases, but there’s still downward potential.

Published: 7/27/2017

Polyolefin Discoloration: New Additive Solutions Solve Common Problems
There’s a growing demand for PE films with lower initial color and improved color stability, as well as better retention of physical properties. New stabilizer systems address these and similar concerns for molded PE and PP parts.

Published: 7/20/2017

General Polymers Further Expands its Thermoplastic Materials Portfolio
The less than a year-old company has expanded its geographic reach as well.

Published: 7/19/2017

ChevronPhillips to Start Up Two New PE Units; Braskem to Build Large PP Plant
Some of the expected new PE capacity is coming on stream, while plans for what will be the largest PP unit in the Americas are underway.