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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
APS Compounding to increase production capacity by 30%
Obtaining additional partners is enabling APS Compounding to integrate new technologies.
Article Published: 4/15/2015
3D Printing Filament from Recycled Plastic
Recycled ABS filament from a new start-up.
Article Published: 3/31/2015
Developing Tomorrow’s Containers Today: Inside Amcor’s Rigid Packaging R&D Center
How award-winning package design, full-service laboratory facilities, and game-changing process development support a world-class injection and blow molder.
Article Published: 3/30/2015
Resin Prices May Have Bottomed Out
With continued declines in feedstock and energy costs through much of the first quarter, commodity and engineering resin prices fell too.
Article Published: 3/30/2015
Recycling Conference Focuses on Changing Recycle Streams
E-plastics study shines light on a growing segment of recycling—its makeup, collection rates, and end-uses.
Article Published: 3/30/2015
New ‘Dry’ Process Puts Circuitry on Plastics
Laser ablation and plasma etching team up to apply thicker conductive layers without a ‘wet’ plating process.
Article Published: 3/30/2015
A.Schulman To Acquire Citadel Plastics
In yet another acqusition, A.Schulman marks a significant strategic milestone as it continues to transform itself.
Article Published: 3/16/2015
PlastiComp Partners With Xenia To Develop Applications For Carbon Fiber TP Composites
At JEC Europe 2015, PlastiComp and Italy's Xenia announced partnership to advance applications of carbon fiber reinforced TP composites.
Article Published: 3/9/2015

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