Activity was muted in the spot resin markets during the Labor Day–shortened week. However, the PlasticsExchange (Chicago) recommends maintaining ample inventories as potentially disruptive weather systems heat up in the Gulf.
The new Medalist series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI) provide elasticity over a broad temperature range and withstand the stresses of pump action over time, according to the company.
Activity in the spot resin markets slowed down the final week of August, though there were some good spurts that helped solidify a strong month in terms of trading and volume, reports the PlasticsExchange (Chicago) in its Market Update.
According to the British Plastics Federation, 69% of all plastics-related British trade is completed within the European Union (EU). Failure to secure a trade deal with the EU would see a dramatic increase to both the cost of imports and exports.