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August 2022 Plastics Market Update

Market demand is up by sector with automotive and appliances are still holding demand, expecting to fill the pipeline and warehouses through the end of the year. Alternatively, housing starts are down 20% year-to-date, with interest rates staying steadily high. Also,...

June 2022 Plastics Market Update

As we reach the summer of 2022, we see overall demand remaining solid, while prices start to stabilize or only slightly increase for engineering resins. However, Benzene is expected to go up in the near term for Q3 (which is the precursor to PC, ABS and nylons), much...

Sustainability Terms – The Basics

Sustainability has been the backbone of Star Plastics since our humble beginnings in 1988. Starting in the industry as a post-industrial recycling company, we know the ins and outs of recycling. As a premier provider of custom compounded engineering-grade plastics, we...

May 2022 Plastics Monthly Market Update

Plastics Market Update May 2022 Demand is looking solid through the end of the year, but at the same time, the economy is slowing down. The back log of orders is what continues to drive demand. Manufacturers must keep producing to fill the pipeline of cars,...

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...
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