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2013 was a good year for North American equipment suppliers; can '14 overcome a slow start?
The North American plastics equipment market saved its best for last in 2013, delivering shipments valued at $335.1 million in the fourth quarter—the best three-month stretch of the year and up 3% from the previous quarter. Will that momentum hold i...
Blog Published: 4/2/2014
Polyolefins Expert Foresees "Sunnier" Outlook for PP
No doubt that PP pricing has been extremely volatile over the last few years in North America, owing largely to structural supply issues of PP’s primary feedstock propylene.
Blog Published: 3/20/2014
Are Imported PET Preforms Likely To Hit Our Shores?
At least one expert in the global polyester industry thinks that may well be a possibility, despite some odds against it.
Blog Published: 3/19/2014
100% biobased polyester charts course to commercialization
Avantium's PEF (polyethylene furanoate) holds much promise as a 100% biobased polyester, and now the company is taking steps to help the bioplastic fully realize that potential.
Blog Published: 3/19/2014
Are You Ready to Export Your Film?
The shale gas boom could provide unprecedented opportunities for film processors.
Blog Published: 3/4/2014
Custom Molder Gets More Mileage From 3D Printer
Use of 3D printer to save time and money in new ways is satisfying to custom molder.
Blog Published: 2/28/2014
New Player in Enhanced PLA Compounds, Additives
Floreon of the U.K. offers -impact-modified PLA that's more than 90% biobased, as well as additive masterbatches.
Blog Published: 2/19/2014
Milacron acquires Kortec building its coinjection portfolio
Milacron is building an impressive injection technology portfolio that will give it greater reach into packaging markets.
Blog Published: 2/19/2014
Bioplastics Conference Learns of New Additive to Enhance PLA Performance
Metabolix Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has just begun to commercialize new grades of its Mirel PHA biopolymer designed specifically to modify PLA.
Blog Published: 2/19/2014
Floreon Secures New Investors for "Performance" Bioplastic; Aims to Hit U.S. Shores Soon
Floreon Transforming Packaging of Hull, U.K., has secured multiple new investors through an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to bring its patent-pending  “performance” bioplastic material to market, and the U.S. is its prime regio...
Blog Published: 2/4/2014

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