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Published: 8/21/2017

‘Engineering’ Plastic Structure for Thermal Conductivity
U. of Michigan researchers’ process is a major departure from past approaches to rendering thermal conductivity to plastics.

Published: 8/18/2017

First Thermoplastic Composite Gearbox Housing: 30% Lighter Than Aluminum
ARRK’s lightweight injection molded construction is made with layer-optimized organic sheeting.

Published: 8/17/2017

International Space Station Now 3D Printing with PEI/PC Materials
PEI/PC compound is the third material a developer of zero-gravity 3D printers has demonstrated on the International Space Station for space-based additive manufacturing.

Published: 8/16/2017

PP, PE, PVC Prices All Headed Up?
The push from suppliers is there but how much, if at all, do the market fundamentals support it?

Published: 8/14/2017

Price Hikes Underway for PE; One Could Emerge for PVC
PCW’s weekly reports for PE and PVC offer a glimpse of what’s shaping up for August and beyond.

Published: 8/11/2017

UK Project Successfully Recycled One Million PVC Gift Cards
Having proved the concept, investment in infrastructure is the next step with an eye towards loyalty and hotel key cards next.

Published: 8/10/2017

PVOH-Based Resin: Challenger to LDPE and HDPE?
Aquapak Polymers’ 100% biodegradable resin poised as a sustainable option to conventional plastic film packaging.

Published: 8/7/2017

New Studies Bode Well for Future of Plastics’ Use Globally
Sweeping study looks at production, use and fate of all plastics.

Published: 8/3/2017

“Yellow Chemistry”: Waste Sulfur Turned into New Plastic
University of Arizona scientists have invented a new plastic they say is ideal for lenses in infrared devices like heat-sensing cameras.

Published: 7/28/2017

New Weekly Feedstock and Resin Pricing Reports Launched
PetroChemWire has expanded its offerings with newly launched weekly reports.