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Published: 3/24/2017

Beaumont Technologies Buys Material Characterization Business from Autodesk Moldflow
A trainer in mold analysis and supplier of simulation services acquires testing facilities used to obtain materials data needed for accurate simulation.

Published: 3/15/2017

UCONN Research Yields Polymer ‘Mechanochromic’ Devices
New plastics switch from opaque to transparent or change color when subjected to mechanical strain.

Published: 2/27/2017

Higher Prices for Commodity Thermoplastics
PP leads pricing surge.

Published: 2/24/2017

Arkema Boosts PEKK Capacity
Another major investment now underway.

Published: 2/16/2017

Concurrent Events at Chinaplas 2017 Focus on Industry 4.0, Design and Medical Plastics
Chinaplas 2017 (May 16-19, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou) will once again host three concurrent conferences along with its massive exhibition.

Published: 1/27/2017

Prices Bottom Out for Polyolefins; PET, PS, PVC Move Up
Flat or falling prices have turned upward for all five commodity resins.

Published: 1/27/2017

New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.

Published: 1/26/2017

Extrusion Powerhouse Does It All
Tekni-Plex has evolved into a technically diverse global supplier of a wide range of extrusions for a host of markets, many of which are regulated.

Published: 1/26/2017

K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power
K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.

Published: 1/18/2017

Nova Chemicals Starts Up World-Scale LLDPE Reactor
This reactor is the first new LLDPE reactor in the Americas in over a decade.