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Ascend Starts Up World-Scale Nylon 66 Compounding Line
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ascend Performance Materials has started-up a world-scale 66.1 million lb/yr nylon 66 compounding facility in Pensacola, Fla.
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Solvay Invests in Thermoplastic Composites
Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, Ga., announced at the K 2013 show in Dusseldorf that it has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Canadian-based Aonix Advanced Materials, Ottawa, Ont.
Article Published: 11/26/2013
Headlines from the K 2013 Show
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
Article Published: 11/25/2013
Engineering Plastics Kick Metals Out of the Kitchen
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At K 2013, Celanese takes metal replacement into a wholly new application—a kitchen oven.
Article Published: 11/19/2013
Materials at K 2013
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow debuts breakthrough compatibilizer. Solvay, Borealis unveil unique materials.
Article Published: 11/19/2013
Nylon 410 Slashes Weight & Cost in Engine Crankshaft Cover
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Next-generation Volkswagen diesel engines will benefit from a multi-functional crankshaft cover made of biobased nylon 410 from DSM Engineering Plastics.
Article Published: 11/7/2013
Ticona Brands Will Become ‘Celanese’
Move applies to engineered plastics such as Hostaform/Celcon acetal, GUR UHMW-PE, and Celstran long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, among others.
Article Published: 10/25/2013
The Boom in Natural Gas: What Will It Mean for Plastics Processors?
Plentiful shale gas promises to keep domestic polyolefin production costs among the lowest in the world. Whether (and when) you will see savings is debatable.
Article Published: 10/24/2013
Transparent PC Used in Fully-Integrated LED Light Engine
A medium-viscosity, easy releasing grade of Makrolon PC from Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, is used for the lens of a new LED light engine for lighting fixtures.
Article Published: 9/30/2013
Prices Flat or Slightly Lower
Prices of PE, PP, PS, and PVC remained steady through last month, although price initiatives were on the table for all but PP.
Article Published: 9/24/2013

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