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PP, PS Prices Up; PE, PVC Prices Flat
Prices moved up for PS and PP but stayed flat for PE and PVC, despite price increases on the table.
Article Published: 7/20/2015
Coca-Cola Debuts First 100% Biobased PET Bottle
A prototype that's still five years away from full commercialization.
Article Published: 7/19/2015
Nova Installs Nine-Layer Blown Film Line to Enhance Customer Collaboration
It's said to be a first for PE resin producers in North America.
Article Published: 7/18/2015
Eastman Explores Processing of Tritan Copolyester For Small, Multicavity Medical Parts
A sophisticated 32-cavity mold and all-electric press are being used to define the process window and critical mold and part design criteria.
Article Published: 7/17/2015
PETG Foam-Core Sheet Cushions Thermoformed Medical Packaging
New option is lighter, cleaner, tougher than HIPS at a comparable price.
Article Published: 7/16/2015
Processor ‘Ties’ Business To Railroad Infrastructure
IntegriCo Composites expands and adds new capabilities to produce compression molded railroad ties from recycled materials.
Article Published: 7/16/2015
COC Used in Unique Crystallization Microplate
Topas's cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) selected for the In-Situ-1, an unusual crystallization microplate by MiTeGen LLC, Ithaca, N.Y.
Article Published: 7/9/2015
Motorola Thermoplastic Composite Smartphone Covers Get Award
 
Article Published: 7/9/2015
Rising Virgin Prices Bode Well for Recycled Resins
Recycled HDPE prices went up earlier in the year and are now subsiding. R-PET prices were low but have risen and may now stabilize.
Article Published: 7/7/2015
DuPont's Spin-Off Chemours Launched
As planned a year ago, DuPont has spun off its Performance Chemicals segment into the newly launched Chemours.
Article Published: 7/6/2015

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