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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
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

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