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Biobased and Copolyester Blends Debut at NPE
Lots of new thermoplastic blends made news at the recent NPE show in Chicago.
Eastman Opens TPE Application Development Center
WEB EXCLUSIVE Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, Tenn., has opened a new development center to use its portfolio of resins and additives to help compounders, component manufacturers, and OEMs develop new applications for TPEs.
Celanese Renames AT Plastics
WEB EXCLUSIVE Celanese Corp., Dallas, has renamed its AT Plastics Inc. business Celanese EVA Performance Polymers Inc.
LyondellBasell Creates Healthcare Team
WEB EXCLUSIVE LyondellBasell Industries, Wilmington, Del., has formed a global business team dedicated to healthcare applications, and claims this is a first for a polyolefins supplier.
Largest PET Recycling Plant Coming in 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE PET resin and fiber producer DAK Americas, LLC, Charlotte, N.C., and leading carpet producer Shaw Industries Group, Inc., Dalton, Ga., have created a new joint venture to recycle PET from post-consumer bottles.
Major TPV Expansion for DSM
WEB EXCLUSIVE DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers in Holland (U.S. office in Leominster, Mass.) has just doubled its capacity for Sarlink TPV in Genk, Belgium.
NatureWorks Opens Applications Lab
WEB EXCLUSIVE NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., the world’s first and largest commercial producer of polylactide (PLA) biopolymer, has invested $1 million to convert its former pilot plant in Savage, Minn., into an applications lab for its Ingeo-b...
Materials Suppliers Shift to Toll Compounding
WEB EXCLUSIVE Two producers of thermoplastic molding and extrusion materials are shifting from in-house compounding to outside toll producers.
Nova Chemicals Site Open for Online Resin Orders
WEB EXCLUSIVE Polyolefins producer Nova Chemicals Inc., Pittsburgh, has launched a new Customer Care website (www.novachemicals.com/CustomerCareWeb), which allows them to place orders and access shipment information.
ANTEC at NPE: Editors' Picks
One of the unusual features of NPE 2009 in Chicago June 22-24 will be the first-ever concurrent presentation of the SPE ANTEC conference, by far the largest of seven conferences at McCormick Place during the show.