WEB EXCLUSIVE A couple of new additives have emerged to make PET bottles biodegradable.
Processors making PLA film and sheet, especially oriented PLA, have kept mum about how they reprocess their scrap.
WEB EXCLUSIVE Spartech Corp., St.
Two companies claim to have achieved a long-sought goal by launching vinyl alcohol-based thermoplastics that are injection moldable and extrudable while retaining the water solubility and biodegradability of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH). One of the new ...
As we reported in November and January, there is activity in blending polylactide (PLA) bioresins with engineering polymers for use in durable products such as laptops, cellphones, and auto parts.
An excellent combination of ESCR and stiffness is claimed for a new HDPE for blow molding personal-care and detergent containers and toys.
A new development in die-drawn polypropylene building profiles will be introduced by Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., in a paper at the SPE ANTEC conference, which will be held concurrent with the NPE 2009 show in Chicago next month.
WEB EXCLUSIVE At NPE next month, at least two materials suppliers will be featuring new developments in long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) compounds.
The roster of companies supplying thermoplastic blends with carbon nanotubes is upwards of half a dozen and growing.
Hostalen 4731B HDPE is the latest trimodal HDPE from LyondellBasell in the Netherlands.