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 ...
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Borealis Polymers N.V. in Mechelen, Belgium, has introduced RJ901MO for thin-wall packaging and housewares such as storage boxes and CD/DVD cases.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two compounders recently launched new grades of compounds based on biopolymers or on biofiber reinforcements.
Injection molders vising the show in Orlando will have a chance to become better acquainted with application-tailored polyolefins from Borealis of Vienna, Austria.