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Published: 8/8/2017

New Materials Acquisitions and Development Collaborations
Both Celanese and Radici’s Itema have completed deals that expand their material offerings in engineering thermoplastics and composites, respectively.

Published: 7/27/2017

PE Flat, PP Moving Up; PS, PVC, PET Flat-to-Down
Resin and monomer production disruptions halted further price decreases, but there’s still downward potential.

Published: 7/27/2017

Additives: Polyolefin Discoloration
There’s a growing demand for PE films with lower initial color and improved color stability, as well as better retention of physical properties. New stabilizer systems address these and similar concerns for molded PE and PP parts.

Published: 7/25/2017

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications
Among them: a compostable PLA sheet for beverage capsules.

Published: 7/20/2017

General Polymers Further Expands its Thermoplastic Materials Portfolio
The less than a year-old company has expanded its geographic reach as well.

Published: 7/19/2017

ChevronPhillips to Start Up Two New PE Units; Braskem to Build Large PP Plant
Some of the expected new PE capacity is coming on stream, while plans for what will be the largest PP unit in the Americas are underway.

Published: 7/19/2017

Trinseo Expands into Soft-Touch Polymers Through Acquisition
Italy's API has a broad portfolio including TPEs, TPUs, EVA-based compounds, two component PU, as well as bioplastics.

Published: 7/17/2017

R-PET Prices Stable in First Quarter
Not much action in the first quarter, and no big changes expected in the near term.

Published: 6/28/2017

Most Resin Prices Down or Flat; PC and Nylon 66 Up for Now
Falling feedstock prices are a key driver as we enter the third quarter.

Published: 6/27/2017

Canadian Water Bottler Gets More Than Expected From New PET Recycling Line
Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling line recycles pre-washed post-consumer PET bottle flake.