WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new materials were presented at the recent SPE Annual Blow Molding Conference in Chicago.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has introduced Engage XLT, a new grade of polyolefin elastomer (POE) for PP-based TPOs.
A TPV used for three years in bumper extensions on selected Renault and Volkswagen models is now expected to be in wider demand by the auto industry.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Supply of conventional LDPE is very tight, and LLDPE does not have the melt strength some processors need for foams, blown film, extrusion coating, and thermoforming.
Thermylene SWP (Stress Whitening Prevention) is a new specialty compounded polypropylene that reportedly won’t show signs of stress whitening when subjected over time to pressure and wear and tear.
The latest nucleator for polypropylene from Milliken Chemical, Spartanburg, S.C., is Hyperform HPN-600ei.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Thermylene SWP (Stress Whitening Prevention) is a new specialty compounded polypropylene that reportedly won’t show signs of stress whitening when subjected over time to pressure and wear and tear.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: RheTech, Inc., Whitmore Lake, Mich., has come out with a new line of “biocomposites” consisting of polypropylene reinforced with waste biomaterials—initially, wood fiber, rice hulls, and flax fiber.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A rotomolded polyethylene boat set a Guinness World Record for the fastest pedal-powered crossing of the English Channel—7 hr, 6 min—in May 2002.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Three expansions in resin production and three in compounding were announced recently.