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Published: 3/29/2017

Price Hikes on Plastic Additives Underway
Major players issue price increases closely coinciding with higher prices on all commodity resins.

Published: 3/27/2017

No News Shortage on Thermoplastic Composites at JEC World 2017
Sabic enters continuous carbon-fiber reinforced tape; TxV taps Fiberforge technology; Xenia introduces materials reinforced with hybrid (glass/carbon) fillers; and more.

Published: 3/6/2017

More Materials & Additives Highlights from SPE’s Polyolefins Conference 
New semi-crystalline SEBS, additives for improved discoloration resistance, plant-based antioxidants, online compounding of TPO blends and more discussed in Houston.

Published: 3/2/2017

Polyolefins Technology Continues to Evolve
New resins and additives among highlights of SPE Polyolefins 2017.

Published: 2/28/2017

Additive Boosts PP’s Tensile Strength, Heat Deflection and Flex Mod
The company’s approach involves the use of zinc salts, a new class of polyolefin additives.

Published: 2/20/2017

LSR & Other Materials Know-How for Molders at April Conference
Materials and Additives are examples of the broad focus of Plastics Technology’s Molding 2017 Conference & Exhibit.

Published: 1/11/2017

PolyOne’s 2018 Color Palettes Influenced by Global Megatrends
The four new palettes were developed to resonate with evolving and long-term societal trends.

Published: 12/22/2016

Color Trends Suggest Disappointment but Also Determination
Clariant’s ColorForward team predicts 2018 colors to be organic tinged with grey, reflecting a “dark mood” among consumers.

Published: 11/1/2016

K2016 Materials and Additives Developments from Polyscope, A. Schulman and Dow Corning
Polyscope, A. Schulman, Dow Corning highlighted new products and applications along with soon-to-be launched materials and additives.

Published: 10/22/2016

K Reporter’s Notebook, Materials: New PPAs; Styrenic-Based Thermoplastic Composites; and Additive Introductions
BASF and DSM have introduced all new PPAs targeting automotive applications, while a modified SAN from INEOS is thought to be the first styrenic-based thermoplastic composite and Vertellus and Addivant introduce antioxidants and chain extenders, res...

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