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Materials News at K 2013
There was no shortage of interesting materials developments at K 2013, in particular high-performance engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites—much of them geared to automotive/transportation.
Article Published: 1/23/2014
Recycled Resin Market Expected to Be Strong in 2014
RPET prices are expected to rise this year. Recyclers expect a strong year for R-HDPE, too.
Article Published: 1/7/2014
Exxon to Film Processors: Go With Five Layers
For a company that did not exhibit at K 2013, ExxonMobil Chemical certainly was busy at October’s Dusseldorf trade show. Material from the Houston-based resin giant was running on a handful of film lines producing everything from five-layer collatio...
Article Published: 12/30/2013
Commodity Resin Prices Up, Engineering Resins Steady
Strong year-end demand, somewhat tighter supplies of polyolefins, and a spike in feedstock prices with the possibility of more to come for PS, PVC and PP, have already brought higher prices to commodity resins, and continuing upward pressure will li...
Article Published: 12/30/2013
First Use of PP Foam on a Center Console
WEB EXCLUSIVE: BMW Group is the world’s first car maker to use PP expandable-bead foam as a visible contour material on a center console.
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Mitsui Expands PP Compounding for U.S. Automotive Markets
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mitsui Chemicals’ Advanced Composites, Inc. affiliate, Sidney, Ohio, has completed the second phase of its 46.3 million lb/yr expansion of PP compounds and TPOs to meet U.S. automotive demand.
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Nova Plans PE Capacity Expansions
At October’s K 2013 show in Dusseldorf, Nova Chemicals, Moon Township, Pa., unveiled details of its PE capacity plans.
Article Published: 11/26/2013
Commodity Resin Prices Flat to Soft
Prices of the four major commodity thermoplastics are projected to be a bit lower or remain flat (especially in the case of PE) as the year comes to an end.
Article Published: 11/26/2013
Headlines from the K 2013 Show
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
Article Published: 11/25/2013
Materials at K 2013
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow debuts breakthrough compatibilizer. Solvay, Borealis unveil unique materials.
Article Published: 11/19/2013

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