Recycled Content to be Incorporated in PS Foam Packaging

Pactiv Evergreen and Amsty announced a collaboration that will bring ISCC plus certified product into select food packaging.

Recycled Materials

Nexkemia Acquires Polystyrene Recycling Assets

The polystyrene manufacturer finalized its purchase of Eco-Captation, a recycler.


Sorting Mixed Plastics by Color and Type

Steinert will demonstrate plastic sorting technology at K 2022.

Commodity Resins

Prices Firm for Polyolefins, PS and PET

PVC prices have the weakest outlook among commodity resins.

Commodity Resins

Prices Drop for Polyolefins and PET

Projected trajectory is downward for polyolefins, flat to upward for PVC, PS, and PET  

Commodity Resins

Some Price Relief for Commodity Resins

Prices lower for polyolefins and flat to slightly higher for PS, PVC and PET.

Commodity Resins

PE, PP, PS Prices Heading Down

There could be significant price corrections for some resins as supply outpaces demand.

Commodity Resins

Polyolefins Prices Still Rising

Upward pricing for polyolefins continues due to supply/demand imbalance but a potential flat-to-downward trajectory is seen for PVC, PET and PS.

Commodity Resins

Commodity Resin Prices Keep on Climbing

Dips in PP and PET tabs proved temporary, as supply/demand imbalances elevate prices and restrict supplies of all five commodity resins. PS hikes are especially brutal.

Recycled Materials

Ineos Styrolution Partners with Polystyvert to Advance Circular Economy for PS

Polystyvert’s patented recycling technology can convert all types of solid PS waste to high-quality polystyrene.  

Commodity Resins

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. 


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.


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.


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 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. 


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.

Commodity Resins

Additives: Liquid Colorants Based on Unique Liquid Carrier Technology for Polyolefins and Styrenics

Britec’s Qd²-Liquid Carrier System boasts improved particle distribution in the polymer that supports higher pigments loadings-reducing use rates, and more. 


Ineos and Plastic Energy Collaborate on Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility

The planned Ineos and Plastic Energy facility will use the latter’s patented TAC technology to break down plastic waste and turn it into ‘premium’ polyollefin-based plastics.


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.

Commodity Resins

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.

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