Frank Esposito

Title Senior Staff Reporter
Phone (330) 703-7290

Recent Articles

Apr 18   Ascend targets nylon for auto applications, opening propylene monomer unit in Texas

Apr 18   PolyQuest spins off FiberQuest unit

Apr 17   Proposed Shell project draws more than 1,000 to informational meetings

Apr 16   Obituary: Shirish Patel, former Newell Rubbermaid purchasing director

Apr 15   Axiall resumes operations at damaged Lake Charles PVC feedstock plant

Apr 15   Power failure shuts down two PE resin units in Texas

Apr 15   Shell Chemical to host public meetings to discuss plans in Pennsylvania

Apr 15   Despite struggles, Europe still key market in global resin picture

Apr 15   Shintech in early stages of planning ethylene feedstock plant in Louisiana

Apr 15   Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply

Apr 11   New PE capacity to drive prices lower, while PP becomes more competitive

Apr 11   IHS predicts growth in the developed countries

Apr 10   PVC prices rise 3 cents, PET drops a penny

Apr 08   Birch Plastics adding new equipment, new grades of recycled HDPE

Apr 08   Roscom begins production of non-phthalate compounds

Apr 04   Igloo Products sold to private equity firm

Apr 04   ExxonMobil's Pryor: Petrochemical growth will fuel US middle class

Apr 03   Polypropylene prices drop in March

Mar 31   Material Insights: Shale gas signals renaissance for chemicals and plastics

Mar 27   More PE, PP capacity should mean lower prices, more competition

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