The boost in processability has made this COC the go-to choice grade for components with high-aspect ratios, precision details, and other molding challenges.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Borealis of Austria has introduced Fibremod, a new family of long- and short-glass PP compounds for the automotive and appliance industries.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A specialty soft-touch PP for auto interior applications is said to have enhanced soft “feel” while maintaining structural rigidity and appealing aesthetics.
LyondellBasell has new LLDPE resins that give faster curing rates, smoother surfaces, and better color.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Hygiene and Medical business of Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has introduced new grades of its high-molecular weight Infuse OBCs (Olefin Block Copolymers) for blown films.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Asahi Kasei Plastics, Fowlerville, Mich, has new long-glass reinforced PP that is said to surpass the impact strength of competing grades while offering 20% lower cost.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Six new clarified PP grades for injection molding, blow molding, and thermoforming are available from Houston-based Phillips 66.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: RheTech, Inc., offers a new grade of RheVision biocomposite using sugar cane-based HDPE supplied by Brazil’s Braskem (U.S. office in Philadelphia, Pa.). The initial product is RheTech’s first “green biocomposite,&rdq...
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new PP random copolymer from Austria’s Borealis (U.S. office at Borealis Compounds in Port Murray, N.J.), offers excellent flowability for high-speed, thin-wall food packaging.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Total Refining & Chemicals’ Polymers Div. in Belgium (parent of Total Petrochemicals in Houston), has introduced a new HDPE with 0.962 density and low viscosity (MI2 of 2.1 g/10min) compared with standard HDPE bottle grades ...