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New Process & Material Permits Big Weight Savings on Foamed Parts
New firm develops technology that offers weight reductions up to 65% for large injection molded polyolefin parts.
Commodity Resin Prices Dropping
A reversal of several industry factors is likely to drive prices down this quarter.
What You Need to Know About Drying Specialty Nylons
PPA is being used more frequently by molders for demanding high-heat applications in automotive and other markets. While in the nylon family, it does not dry quite like nylon. Follow these tips.
News in TP Composites At JEC 2017 Show
Thermoplastic composites were a large part of the innovations on display in Paris.
￼New Additive Compatibilizes PE/PP Alloys
Multiblock polymer, when added in small amounts to a mix of the two otherwise incompatible polyolefins, creates a mechanically tough blend.
Conference Explores Creating Reliable Recycling Supply Chain
Optimism reigned at the latest Plastics Recycling Conference in New Orleans.
Highlights of Thermoplastic Composites at JEC 2017
No shortage of new developments in thermoplastic composites at the big show.
Danone, Nestle Waters & Startup to Accelerate All-Biobased PET Bottle
The NaturALL Bottle Alliance is aiming for commercial launch as early as 2020.
Former Has a Full-Blown Focus on Sustainability
Shepherd Thermoforming’s operation has spared millions of PET bottles from death by landfill. It also has taken steps to slash its own energy and water consumption.
New ‘Long’ Carbon Nanotubes Show Promise In Thermoplastics, LSR
Novel hair-like nanotubes are said to “love thermoplastics” and to provide electrical conductivity at very low loadings.