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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Audi in Germany has selected a new Softell PP copolymer compound from LyondellBasell (U.S. office in Wilmington, Del.) for the rear inner door panel of its new A1 model.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new family of polyolefin “bio-composites” with 10% to 40% renewable content based on plant matter is new from Biobent Polymers, Marysville, Ohio.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Surpass IGs153-A resin is a new octene-copolymer HDPE for injection and compression molding water-bottle caps.