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Price Hikes on Plastic Additives Underway
Major players issue price increases closely coinciding with higher prices on all commodity resins.
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.
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.
Polyolefins Technology Continues to Evolve
New resins and additives among highlights of SPE Polyolefins 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.
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.
PolyOne’s 2018 Color Palettes Influenced by Global Megatrends
The four new palettes were developed to resonate with evolving and long-term societal trends.
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.
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.
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...