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Published: 7/27/2017

PE Flat, PP Moving Up; PS, PVC, PET Flat-to-Down
Resin and monomer production disruptions halted further price decreases, but there’s still downward potential.

Published: 7/27/2017

Additives: Polyolefin Discoloration
There’s a growing demand for PE films with lower initial color and improved color stability, as well as better retention of physical properties. New stabilizer systems address these and similar concerns for molded PE and PP parts.

Published: 7/20/2017

General Polymers Further Expands its Thermoplastic Materials Portfolio
The less than a year-old company has expanded its geographic reach as well.

Published: 7/19/2017

ChevronPhillips to Start Up Two New PE Units; Braskem to Build Large PP Plant
Some of the expected new PE capacity is coming on stream, while plans for what will be the largest PP unit in the Americas are underway.

Published: 6/28/2017

Most Resin Prices Down or Flat; PC and Nylon 66 Up for Now
Falling feedstock prices are a key driver as we enter the third quarter.

Published: 6/8/2017

Borealis to Build Dedicated Auto PP Compounding Plant
Company looks to secure position as a local supplier to automotive OEMs and Tier partners.

Published: 5/31/2017

Commodity Resin Prices Falling
Lower feedstock costs, improved supplies, lower export prices are among key factors.

Published: 5/31/2017

AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS: New Thermoplastic Solutions Redefine ‘Performance’ from All Angles
Lightweighting and resistance to heat, chemicals and weathering drive developments in thermoplastics for interiors, exteriors, underhood, powertrain and chassis.

Published: 5/30/2017

Conference Uncovers Innovations Across a Range of Processes, Markets
New materials and additives for injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming highlighted the SPE Polyolefins Conference.

Published: 5/22/2017

Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Halt PE Bag Waste
Wax worms can chemically digest polyethylene films.