Exploring the: Polyolefins Zone



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Major Resin Prices Flat or Lower
Good news for buyers of PE, PP, PS, and PVC..
Article Published: 4/23/2014
Polyolefins Innovation: Automotive, Packaging, Pipe, Furniture, Flooring, Films
New materials and processes for injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming were discussed at the recent SPE Polyolefins Conference.
Article Published: 4/23/2014
PP Prices Down, Others Up
The second quarter started with higher prices for PE, PS, PVC, and ABS, but PP was down a bit.
Article Published: 3/24/2014
The Power of Numbers: Time to Step Up to Five Layers
Five-layer technology can provide processors with more productivity and greater flexibility to produce a wider range of products from a single line.
Article Published: 3/21/2014
APPLICATION: Synthetic Reinforcement Used in PP Door Trim
Milliken's Hyperform HPR-803i magnesium-based reinforcing fibers adds exterior door trim to its cache of automotive applications.
Article Published: 2/27/2014
Prices Up, Except for PP
Prices of PE, PS and PVC were on the way up last month, while PP prices could be headed in the other direction.
Article Published: 2/25/2014
Commodity Resin Prices Rising
Prices of PP and PS moved up in December and were poised to move up again last month. Price hikes also were on the table for PVC and PE.
Article Published: 1/24/2014
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

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