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Americas Styrenics declares force majeure for polystyrene


September 20, 2013 3:27 pm ET

Americas Styrenics has declared force majeure on polystyrene resin after a power outage at its plant in Torrance, Calif.

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PP resin prices surge, PE prices fall flat


September 9, 2013 1:02 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A polypropylene price increase and an usually flat period for polyethylene pricing are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another acquisition for A. Schulman, as well as news of a new shale ...

North American PS prices drop in July


August 22, 2013 2:36 pm ET

A drop in price for benzene feedstock led North American prices for solid polystyrene to dip an average of 2 cents per pound in July.

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PET resin prices drop slightly in July


August 15, 2013 2:34 pm ET

North American PET bottle resin prices took a 1-cent dip in July, in a move that surprised some buyers and market watchers.

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Recycling, bioplastics projects featured this week


July 15, 2013 1:32 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — New projects in the recycling and bioplastics sectors are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on an investment of more than $8 million in a bioplastics plant in New York state, as well as...

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Resin prices rise, A. Schulman takeover goes bust


July 8, 2013 1:46 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Price hikes for polypropylene and high density polyethylene resins are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week we report that A. Schulman Inc. is throwing in the towel on its effort to buy Ferro Corp.

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HDPE, PP resin prices inch up in month of June


July 3, 2013 4:15 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Supply issues led North American prices for polypropylene and high density polyethylene resin to climb in June.

Phillips 66 limiting polypropylene deliveries


July 2, 2013 3:08 pm ET

Just as Formosa Plastics Corp. USA has exited force majeure conditions for polypropylene at its plant in Point Comfort, Texas, PP maker Pinnacle Polymers has reported production problems at its PP plant in Garyville, La., and Phillips 66 is having problems sourcing propylene feedstock for its PP plant in Linden, N.J.

Pinnacle declares force majeure for polypropylene


June 26, 2013 5:09 pm ET

North American polypropylene supplies will be further tightened after Pinnacle Polymers declared force majeure on PP production at its plant in Garyville, La.

2 killed, 76 hurt in feedstock plant explosion


June 13, 2013 12:59 pm ET

Two workers were killed and 76 others were injured in a June 13 explosion at a plastic feedstocks plant operated by Williams Cos. Inc. in Geismar, La.

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