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Published: 8/2/2018

Prices Flat for PE, PVC; Down for PS; Up for PP, PET
Contrary feedstock and demand trends lead to divergent pricing behavior.

Published: 8/2/2018

Growth in PP Compounds Driven by Engineering Developments
AMI Consulting's new study sees strong demand from automotive and appliances for PP compounds.

Published: 7/18/2018

Honeycomb Materials Applied in Industrial Packaging and Commercial Transportation Products
EconCore’s technology for the continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb core panels is now in mass markets.

Published: 7/16/2018

VIDEO: NPE2018’s Materials & Additives Trends in Focus
Plastics Technology Senior Editor Lilli Manolis Sherman discusses advances and trends on display in resins and additives at NPE2018 with Executive Editor Jim Callari.

Published: 7/11/2018

Prices Flat for PE, PS, PVC; Up for PP & PET
Last month's pricing trajectory was somewhat surprising with more eye openers possible for the July/August timeframe and beyond, as trade war looms.

Published: 6/25/2018

Braskem Celebrates 30th Birthday of Spheripol PP Process
Potential acquisition by LBI  would bring the technology back to its original home.

Published: 6/22/2018

Disruptive Technologies to Have Significant Impact on Chemical Industry
IHS Markit sees crude oil-to-chemicals and oxidative coupling of methane to olefins as key disruptions to conventional petrochemical production.

Published: 6/20/2018

Prices of Six Volume Resins Flat-to-Down
Upward pricing for PP, PET, nylon 66 is in contrast with the other six volume resins.

Published: 6/4/2018

IHS Markit Sees Sustainability as Key to Global Plastics’ Future
As global plastics demand expands rapidly, industry transitions from a linear (take-make-dispose) economy to a circular economy (recover-innovate-reuse).

Published: 5/3/2018

PP Bucks Flat-to-Down Trend for Commodity Resin Prices
Driving the general trajectory are lower cost feedstocks, improved monomer and polymer availability, and slowed exports, depending on the resin.