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Commodity Resin Prices Heading Up
Upward pressure on prices comes from production disruptions and higher feedstock costs.
Article Published: 8/26/2014
Tablet Computer Shell Demonstrates Thermoplastic Composite Process
Advanced materials and high-speed molding machines comprise a new turnkey system for thermoplastic composites.
Article Published: 8/25/2014
Novel Tooling, New Materials Highlight Thermoplastic Composite Advances
Conference showcases new developments in equipment and materials for more efficient production of automotive thermoplastic composites parts.
Article Published: 7/28/2014
APPLICATION: Stand-Up Paddle Boards Feature High-Performance Acrylic
Altuglas' high-performance acrylic coextruded on ABS produces new high-gloss colored boards.
Article Published: 7/28/2014
MATERIALS: BASF, Alpek To Switch Businesses Of Joint Venture
BASF will expand polyurethanes business while Alpek will expand EPS business.
Article Published: 7/26/2014
MATERIALS: CB&I To Market Versalis' EVA, LDPE Technologies In North America
EVA and LDPE technologies from Italy's Versalis to be offered here.
Article Published: 7/26/2014
MATERIALS: DSM To Build First North American Plant For High-Viscosity Nylon 6
High-viscocity nylon 6 grades for flexible packaging to be produced here by DSM.
Article Published: 7/25/2014
APPLICATION: PC Glazing Reduces Auto's Window Weight
Advanced PC glazing used to reduce weight of rear window of Ford's multimaterial concept car.
Article Published: 7/25/2014
Prices Firmer for PE, PP, Looser for PS, PVC
PE and PP are expected to hold firm or head upwards, but it’s a mixed bag for PS and PVC prices.
Article Published: 7/25/2014
MATERIALS: PC/PET "Stars" In First Electrical Application
Styron's PC/PET makes up housing of new power distribution unit.
Article Published: 7/24/2014

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