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Switch to Bioplastic Helps Molder ‘Go Green’
Labcon opts for surgarcane-derived HDPE to make its packaging more earth-friendly.
Article Published: 5/25/2015
PE, PS, PVC Prices Up, PP Down
The pricing trajectory has been upwards for three of the four commodity resins, though it may be slowing for two.
Article Published: 5/24/2015
Domo Chemicals Building New Nylon Compounding Operation in China
Construction is underway of a new compounding plant in Jiaxing, which will have 20,000 m.t./yr capacity by 2019.
Article Published: 5/18/2015
Solvay Steps Up Fluoropolymer Investments in China
As Asia becomes its largest market globally, Solvay is ramping up its investments in the region, including fluoropolymer production.
Article Published: 5/18/2015
Kraiburg Breaks Ground for New U.S. HQ
TPE compounder expands U.S. footprint.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
DuPont Boosts PPA Capacity
Supporting demand in automotive and consumer electronics.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
American Injection Molding Institute: ‘A New Kind of Plastics Education’
Building 'foundational knowledge' and critical thinking skills.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
Eastman Adds Tritan Capacity; More Planned
Keeping up with demand for a unique copolyester.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
PE, PS, PVC Prices Moving Upwards
Global and domestic supply constrictions reverse the recent downward trend in prices for commodity resins.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’
As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks.
Article Published: 4/28/2015

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