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There was no shortage of new thermoplastics and additives covering the full range of end-use applications.
They give a boost to standard nylons.
As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks.
While price increases for nylon 66 are attributed to supply contraints, those for nylon 6 are linked to upward raw material costs.
Dual-function transparent nylons from Invista make debut at NPE2015.
LFT looks promising in automotive, with lightweighting, balanced stiffness and toughness, and processing advances as key attractions.
Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits.
Western chemical companies have long cried foul when it comes to Chinese IP theft, but these days, they’re lawyering up and taking perpetrators to court.
A new producer with its own unique precursor adds security to nylon 12 supply.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Invista has expanded its range of Polyshield modified-PET barrier resins with a new masterbatch version aimed particularly at barrier PET beer bottles.
Last month saw the formation of two partnerships to produce biobased butadiene.
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are among the new materials that made their debut at the big show in Orlando, Fla., last month.
At the recent NPE show in Chicago, Invista announced its new engineering polymers business, based in Mississauga, Ont.
New rigid PET fillm and sheet from Invista Polymer and Resins, Wichita, Kan., contains up to 25% post-consumer recycled content and boasts color, clarity, and processability equivalent to 100% virgin APET for thermoformed food packaging.
A new PET resin is designed to provide very high clarity and a wide processing window for molding thick-walled bottles and containers of unconventional sizes and shapes.
A new PET bottle resin containing up to 20% post-consumer recycled material boasts exceptional color, clarity, and dimensional stability for applications such as bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, juices, sports drinks, teas, foods, and household goods and cleaners.
WEB EXCLUSIVE A new PET resin containing up to 20% post-consumer recycled material boasts exceptional color, clarity, and dimensional stability for use in container applications such as bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, juices, sports drinks, teas, food products, and household goods and cleaners.
UV protection is embedded directly into a new PET packaging resin that features brilliant clarity and is designed for high-temperature applications.
New high-performance oxygen scavengers from Invista, Wichita, Kan., and Valspar Corp., Minneapolis, are said to significantly increase the oxygen barrier of PET containers.