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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
Biopropylene Used For Frames of Two Child Bicycle Carriers
A partly biobased polypropylene compound from Cereplast was selected by Bellelli of Italy for its new line of child bicycle carriers to be launched this fall under the MammaCangura brand.
Article Published: 8/30/2013
Italian Compounder So.F.Ter. Adds U.S. Production
So.F.Ter. is building a plant in Tennessee.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
PP Prices Up, Others Flat or Down
Polypropylene prices have moved up two months in a row and there is potential for further increases, all owing to propylene monomer tightness. PS prices moved lower in July, while attempts to hike prices of PE and PVC appeared to have failed.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
K 2013 Preview: Materials & Additives
The K 2013 show will present a broad range of engineered plastics materials, including thermoplastic composites, as well as additives. Automotive and electronic applications will be the main targets, as well as medical, packaging, lighting, and cons...
Article Published: 8/28/2013
Ineos & Sasol Joint Venture for U.S. HDPE Plant
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ineos Olefins & Polymers and Sasol North America are building a world-scale HDPE plant that will produce nearly 940 million lb/yr of HDPE using Ineos’ Innovene S bimodal slurry technology by the end of 2015.
Article Published: 7/30/2013
FKuR Distributes Braskem’s Green PE in U.S. & Canada
WEB EXCLUSIVE: FKuR, a leading compounder of bioplastics compounds for flexible packaging, and global biopolymer leader Braskem have expanded their distribution agreement , with FKuR now the official distribution partner for Braskem’s Green PE in US...
Article Published: 7/30/2013
PE Prices Firming, Others Flat or Lower
Flat to lower prices are projected for PP, PS, and PVC due to lower feedstock prices and better-balanced supply/demand.
Article Published: 7/29/2013
Nova Starts Work on LLDPE Expansion
Around 1 billion lb more capacity is due by 2015 in Joffre, Alberta.
Article Published: 7/8/2013

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