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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
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

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