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Nova Chemicals Opens New Center for Performance Applications
Facility expansion and equipment investments expected to boost innovation and customer collaboration within PE business.
Resin Prices Up, Except for PP
In a reversal of recent trends, PP prices may head down while prices of the other three large-volume commodity resins head up.
Compression Molder R3 Composites Launches Non-Wovens Business for Composites
The new subsidiary will target a broad range of thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications.
Resin Prices Drop Again—Except for PP
First quarter saw further price erosion, even for high-volume engineering resins, but PP was the exception.
Braskem Idesa's Mexican Polyethylene Plant to Start Production
After numerous delays pushed back its scheduled launch by a year, the massive Ethylene XXI project will begin production this month in Mexico.
Commodity Resin Prices Flat to Soft
Falling energy and feedstock costs and the threat of lower-priced imports are key drivers.
Addivant to Triple Capacity for Workhorse Phosphite Antioxidant
Increased interest in Weston 705 for PE food packaging spurs Addivant to invest in capacity expansion.
PP Bucks Trend to Flat or Lower Prices
Lower feedstock costs, slowed demand in early first quarter are likely to keep most prices stable.
Several ‘Firsts’ Among 2015 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
Of the nine award categories, thermoplastics captured five winners.
U.S.-Made High-Melt-Strength PP Tackles Wide Range of Applications
Total’s new HMS-PP signals both increased interest in the material and a source of domestic production.