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April 2022 Plastics Market Update

As we move into the second quarter of 2022, the Eastern European War has slowed the economy across Europe to a crawl, energy costs are up 5-fold, and supply for polymers and additives is difficult at best. This has global implications on costing and supply for nearly...

March 2022 Plastics Monthly Update

Pigments and Additives We’re seeing the same story as last month with specific additives – FR and fiberglass specifically. The fiberglass and FR shortages will continue to exist through 2022, affecting finished good cost of nearly all polymers as well through the end...

Star Continues Growth with $5M Equipment Investments

Star Plastics’ growth continues with the installation of the first of two new twin screw extruders at its North American facilities. This new addition marks the first phase of a larger investment that will amount to more than $5 million dollars in 2022 as the company...

February 2022 Plastics Market Update

Just as the story of the plastics industry in 2020 (and the world) was COVID-19, and 2021 was of the resin shortage – we believe 2022 will be the year of the pigment and additive shortage. Otherwise, the market has not changed. Resin costs are still inflated, and lead...

A Deeper Look into Star Product Lines

When customers work with Star Plastics, they know the material will perform and deliver the results they expect. Our material goes through multiple quality checkpoints to ensure customers get the right specifications, and the same product every time with the...

January’s Plastics Market Update

As 2022 begins, additive shortages is the new lead of the story.  Flame Retardant additives and pigments will be one of the driving factors in increased prices during the first half of 2022, while the pricing of General-Purpose versions of PC, PCABS, and ABS in NA and...
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