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Formulating LLDPE/LDPE Blends For Abuse–Resistant Blown Film
A new study shows how the type and amount of LDPE in blends with LLDPE affect the processing and strength/toughness properties of blown film. Data are shown for both LDPE-rich and LLDPE-rich blends.
Article Published: 9/23/2014
MATERIALS: RTP Expands Its Mexican Thermoplastics Compounding Facility
New pultrusion line and LFT compounds now at RTP's Mexican compounding facility.
Article Published: 9/7/2014
MATERIALS: Borealis Fully Acquires Ethylene Copolymer Joint Venture
Specialty Polymers Antwerp N.V., the joint venture between Borealis and Dupont now fully owned by Borealis.
Article Published: 9/7/2014
Commodity Resin Prices Heading Up
Upward pressure on prices comes from production disruptions and higher feedstock costs.
Article Published: 8/26/2014
MATERIALS: CB&I To Market Versalis' EVA, LDPE Technologies In North America
EVA and LDPE technologies from Italy's Versalis to be offered here.
Article Published: 7/26/2014
Prices Firmer for PE, PP, Looser for PS, PVC
PE and PP are expected to hold firm or head upwards, but it’s a mixed bag for PS and PVC prices.
Article Published: 7/25/2014
Recycled Resin Prices Mixed at Midyear
RPET prices are weak while R-HDPE is strong.
Article Published: 7/15/2014
MATERIALS: Braskem To Build UHMWPE Plant
A new UHMWPE plant is planned by Braskem at its LaPort, Texas site.
Article Published: 6/30/2014
Prices of Commodity & Engineering Thermoplastics Trend Flat to Lower
Prices of PP, PS drop as PE, PVC are flat or softening. Ditto for ABS, PC, and nylon 6 and 66.
Article Published: 6/22/2014
Chinaplas Show Offers News For Packaging, Automotive, Electronics
Fast-growing plastics fair showcases the region’s growing appetite for sophisticated food packaging, and more.
Article Published: 6/19/2014

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