Exploring the: Polyolefins Zone
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Commodity Resin Prices Dropping
A reversal of several industry factors is likely to drive prices down this quarter.
￼New Additive Compatibilizes PE/PP Alloys
Multiblock polymer, when added in small amounts to a mix of the two otherwise incompatible polyolefins, creates a mechanically tough blend.
Highlights of Thermoplastic Composites at JEC 2017
No shortage of new developments in thermoplastic composites at the big show.
Higher Prices for Commodity Thermoplastics
PP leads pricing surge.
Prices Bottom Out for Polyolefins; PET, PS, PVC Move Up
Flat or falling prices have turned upward for all five commodity resins.
New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
Nova Chemicals Starts Up World-Scale LLDPE Reactor
This reactor is the first new LLDPE reactor in the Americas in over a decade.
Braskem America's UHMWPE Plant Up and Running
The new UHMWPE plant represents another milestone in the company's North American growth strategy.
Savvy Vietnamese Firm Launches All-PE Laminated Pouches
Thanh Phu’s ‘Veloflex’ converting technology results in packaging with optics similar to conventional laminated structures but is readily recyclable.
Prices Drop for Polyolefins, Others Mixed
Prices of PS, PVC, PC & nylon 66 were flat, despite upward push for PET, ABS, nylon 6.