PT ZONE: Polyolefins

Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE
Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits. More (+)
MATERIALS: RTP Expands Its Mexican Thermoplastics Compounding Facility
New pultrusion line and LFT compounds now at RTP's Mexican compounding facility. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Polyolefins

MATERIALS: Borealis Fully Acquires Ethylene Copolymer Joint Venture

Specialty Polymers Antwerp N.V., the joint venture between Borealis and Dupont now fully owned by Borealis.

MATERIALS: Stiff Polyolefin Foam Boards For Automotive And Packaging

Offering great weight reduction potential are new stiff PP closed-cell foam boards from Sekisui.

MATERIALS: Purging Compound For Use In A Broad Range Of Applications

Shuman Plastics' newest Dyna-Purge purging compound can be used in injection, extrusion, compounding, and blow molding applications.

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites

Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools.

Commodity Resin Prices Heading Up

Upward pressure on prices comes from production disruptions and higher feedstock costs.

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Polyolefins

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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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