PT ZONE: Polyolefins

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Most Prices Up, PP Down

Prices of four of the five large-volume commodity resins are on an upward trajectory

More New LED Lighting Materials—LSRs, PPs and PCs

Wacker’s LSR encapsulants, Trinseo’s advanced PC, and Panasonic’s light diffusion PP are among the latest options.

Nova Chemicals Opens New Center for Performance Applications

Facility expansion and equipment investments expected to boost innovation and customer collaboration within PE business.

Learn the Latest on Materials & Applications for Auto Thermoplastics Composites

Ford, BASF, Borealis, PlastiComp, Asahi Kasei, Arkema, Covestro, Sigmatex, and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada will present on traditional and ‘hybrid’ carbon-, glass- and natural-fiber reinforced composites, including systems based on polyolefins, PC, liquid reactive resins, bioplastics, and more.

ExxonMobil Developing Products, People

Meet Sarah Newby, an up-and-coming materials engineer who last summer completed an internship at the chemical and polymer giant.

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A polyolefin is a polymer produced from a simple olefin. Common polyolefins include all types of polyethylene and polypropylene. Polyolefins are typical used in film structures or food and industrial packaging.

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