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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
PP Cup Billed as Alternative to PS Foam
Cellular structure is created during the sheet extrusion process using atmospheric gas.
Article Published: 10/25/2013
PE, PS Prices Higher But Steady
But indications for the remainder of the year are for flat to slightly lower pricing for all four commodity resins
Article Published: 10/24/2013
The Boom in Natural Gas: What Will It Mean for Plastics Processors?
Plentiful shale gas promises to keep domestic polyolefin production costs among the lowest in the world. Whether (and when) you will see savings is debatable.
Article Published: 10/24/2013
Ineos & Sasol Joint Venture for U.S. HDPE Plant
Ineos Olefins & Polymers, Houston, and South African-based energy and chemical company Sasol are forming a joint venture for a world-scale HDPE plant.
Article Published: 9/24/2013
FKuR Distributes Braskem’s ‘Green’ PE in U.S. & Canada
Germany’s FKuR Plastics Corp. (U.S. office in Cedar Park, Texas), a compounder of bioplastics for flexible packaging, is now a distributor in the U.S. and Canada of biobased polyethylene from Brazil’s Braskem
Article Published: 9/24/2013
Continuous-Glass/Thermoplastic Wins Award in Composite Pressure Pipe
Celstran continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFR-TP) from Ticona, Florence, Ky., is used in the new Fiberflex-11 pressure pipe from Composite Fluid Transfer of Kilgore, Texas.
Article Published: 9/24/2013
Prices Flat or Slightly Lower
Prices of PE, PP, PS, and PVC remained steady through last month, although price initiatives were on the table for all but PP.
Article Published: 9/24/2013

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