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Commodity Resins

Prices Firm for Polyolefins, PS and PET

PVC prices have the weakest outlook among commodity resins.

Compounding

A Billion Pounds of PVC Pellets ... and Still Counting

PVC compounder Roscom credits 40-yr relationship with Italian machine builder Bausano for reaching this milestone.  

Construction

Teknor Apex Acquires Lanier Color, Expands Into PVC Colorants

Teknor broadens portfolio with PVC color concentrates and specialty compounds for building and construction.

Construction

In-Line Radar-Based Measurement of Extruded C900 PVC Pipe Reduces Material Cost, Improves Quality

New radar-based measurement technology enables processors to extrude higher-quality pipe with less material. With an automated closed-loop control system you’ll get more output and less scrap to significantly lower costs.

Construction

Prices Up for Nearly All Major Volume Resins--For Now

As the third quarter was coming to an end, prices of nearly all volume resins were higher or heading that way. But flat or even lower prices are seen ahead.

Commodity Resins

Prices Up for All Commodity Resins

Factors include strong domestic and/or export demand, tighter supplier inventories, and higher feedstock costs resulting from production outages. 

Commodity Resins

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.

Commodity Resins

Commodity Resin Prices Rebound

Resurgence in exports, stronger domestic demand, higher feedstock costs push prices back up for PE, PP, PS, PVC—but not PET.

Commodity Resins

Additives: UV Stabilizer for Enhanced Darker Colored PVC Profiles

Penn Color’s new UV Enhancer stabilizer formulation said to boost weathering performance of PVC profiles by as much as 60%.

Construction

Prices of Volume Resins Bottom Out

Increased exports, higher prices for feedstocks, and a slow ramp-up of production of industrial and durable goods are projected to stabilize resin prices and put upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Construction

Moving Toward Third Quarter, Prices of All Volume Commodity Resins Appear to Have Bottomed Out

The resurgence in exports along with higher feedstock prices place upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Commodity Resins

Commodity Resin Prices Plunge in Second Quarter

Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products. 

Packaging

Price of PP First to Plunge; PE, PS, PVC, PET Are Next

Coronavirus fallout: Slowing demand, higher resin inventories, low global material prices, plus labor and transportation challenges.

Recycled Materials

Lindal Converts Aerosol Manufacturing Equipment to Make Sustainable and Needed Face Shields in Fight Against Coronavirus

Lindal Group’s R&D team in France took less than a week to modify selected assembly lines and start production of 1000 face shields per day.

Electronics

Prices of Volume Resins Flat to Down

Key drivers for the trajectory of resin prices include supply outpacing demand, lower feedstock costs, and uncertainty about coronavirus effects.

Commodity Resins

Flat to Higher Pricing for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET

The trajectory for resin pricing going into the second quarter is unsettled by a virus outbreak.

Consumer Products

Prices Bottom Out for PE & PP? Up for PS, Flat-to-Down for PVC & PET

Drivers include parity with global prices, ample supplies and higher raw material costs in some instances.

Packaging

Prices for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET Trending Flat to Higher

Going into second quarter, the resin pricing trajectory is unsettled by a virus outbreak.

Commodity Resins

PS Prices Rise While Others Sink

Parity with global prices, higher feedstock costs, and ample supplies are among the drivers.

Sheet Extrusion

Auto Interiors Leader Brings Extrusion In-House

For first time in its 35-yr history, Legendary Auto Interiors is producing its own PVC sheet for floor-mat line.    

Elastomers

Materials: Full Range of Compounds for All Components in 5G Antenna Cables

Teknor’s Apex PVC, Flexalloy PVC Elastomer, and Halguard Halogen-Free Polyolefin Compounds help meet carriers’ need for control/fiber optic cable constructions.

Construction

Volume Resin Prices Flat or Down

Feedstock costs are lower, supply is outpacing demand, and overall global demand has slowed.

Engineering Resins

Volume Resin Prices Down-to-Flat Going into First Quarter of 2020

Prices of polyolefins, PS, PVC could bottom out; PET, nylon 6 could drop further while flat to modestly down trajectory projected for ABS, PC, and nylon 66. 

Automotive

2019 Ends with Lower Prices for Commodity Resins

Global demand slowdown and oversupply end the year with a buyers’ market.

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