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LyondellBasell receives European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe for a smart polymer with "self-healing" properties (09/21/2017)
ExxonMobil Baytown and Beaumont Refineries Begin Fuels Production, Chemical Plants Ramping Up to Normal Operations (09/21/2017)
IHS Markit Hurricane Update (September 20, 2017) (09/20/2017)
Petrochemicals Market is expected to witness significant growth with a CAGR of ~6.7% over the forecast period of 2017-2023 and reach USD 1075.19 billion by 2023 (09/19/2017)
INVISTA Welcomes BASF as Future Partner in Butachimie Joint Venture (09/19/2017)
Rennco Unveils a New High-Speed, Automated Bagging Solution at Pack Expo 2017 (09/19/2017)
Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Commissions New Marlex® Polyethylene Units at Old Ocean, Texas (09/19/2017)
TricorBraun Acquires Pennsylvania-Based Packaging Supplier (09/18/2017)
Fisher Group Moves to Larger Facility, Doubles Capacity (09/18/2017)
Huntsman Raises Third Quarter 2017 Expectations and Comments on the Impact of Hurricane Harvey (09/18/2017)
Top Research Report "Industrial Packaging Market" led by Grief, Inc., Mondi PLC, Amcor Limited (09/15/2017)
U.S. industrial production falls in August due to Hurricane Harvey (09/15/2017)
Polyethylene
Early in the week, Polyethylene prices paused in their ascent, but the rally regained steam as details emerged that some production disruptions would persist. HDPE for Blow Molding, which has been our highest volume traded material, has also seen the largest gains. This grade added another nickel this week, bringing the post-hurricane increase to a stunning $.175/lb. With prices soaring, supply has come out of the woodworks. There have also been ... [More]
Polypropylene
The spot Polypropylene market has also seen a tremendous price rise and while transacted volumes have also soared, trading has been curtailed by limited supply. Spot railcars from areas outside of Houston have continued to flow, but there’s been nary a chance to secure many. Pockets of warehoused PP material continue to deplete, and once they sell, the next best offer has generally been $.02-.03/lb higher. Spot PP has sprinted well ahead of PP co... [More]
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