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Trinseo Acquires Plastic Waste Collector Heathland (12/07/2021)
Plastics Extruder Pexco Acquires Performance Elastomers Corporation (12/03/2021)
Dow Raising North American Specialty Resin Prices in January (12/02/2021)
US Chemical Production Down in October Following Hurricane Issues-ACC (12/02/2021)
November PGP settles. . . (12/02/2021)
Key US Ports Show Improvement in Clearing Shipping Container Backlog (12/01/2021)
US Plastic Resin Production Rebounds in October-ACC (11/30/2021)
Canadian Industrial Chemicals and Plastics Shipments on Track For Record Year (11/29/2021)
Westlake Chemical Picks up Hexion Epoxy Resin Business for $1.2 Billion (11/29/2021)
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Lummus Technology and Phigenesis to Delivery ISCC+ Feedstock to Plastics Facilities (11/22/2021)
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Polyethylene
Polyethylene activity picked up a tad, but there was plenty of window shopping rather than actual resin buying and completed volumes were again fairly weak. HDPE Injection and Blow Mold grades lost a nickel and hence were the biggest movers in terms of pounds, followed by Film grades of LDPE and LLDPE, all of which reflect more wide spread material availability. Lower volume LDPE and LLDPE Inj kept the strongest premiums as availability has only ... [More]
Polypropylene
The sharp drop in PGP may be an indication that Polypropylene producers could be slowing down production in an attempt to hold on to margins. Prime PP prices chunked off a hefty $.07/lb this past week, though there were even more deeply discounted offgrade railcars. PP buyers remained patient as they work down inventories awaiting further discounted prices ahead, as such, forecasted contract orders could fall short of expectations backing up addi... [More]
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