Exploring the: Polyolefins Zone



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Melt Flow Rate Testing–Part 1
Though often criticized, MFR is a very good gauge of the relative average molecular weight of the polymer. Since molecular weight (MW) is the driving force behind performance in polymers, it turns out to be a very useful number.
Columns Published: 6/24/2013
Density & Molecular Weight in Polyethylene
This so-called 'commodity' material is actually quite complex, making selecting of the right type a challenge.
Columns Published: 5/29/2012
Resin Buying Strategies - November 2010 Year-End Tabs Flat or Slightly Higher
Except for PP, prices of commodity resins bumped upward in November.
Columns Published: 1/5/2011
Resin Buying Strategies - November 2010 Resin Prices Mostly Flat or Soft
Prices of commodity resins other than PVC moved up in September—and, in the case of polypropylene, rose a bit more in October.
Columns Published: 1/4/2011
Resin Buying Strategies - October 2010 A Brief Respite from Price Hikes?
Prices of commodity thermoplastics, except for PVC, moved up last month.
Columns Published: 1/3/2011
Resin Buying Strategies - September 2010: Prices May Stabilize… Briefly
Prices of commodity resins, except for polypropylene, fell a bit more last month.
Columns Published: 12/23/2010
Resin Buying Strategies - August 2010: Commodity Resins Still Falling
The steady decline in commodity resin prices continued last month and into August.
Columns Published: 12/14/2010
Resin Buying Strategies: Commodity Resin Prices Down
Prices of four major commodity resins continued to drop last month, albeit at a somewhat lesser velocity than in May.
Columns Published: 7/1/2010
Resin Buying Strategies: Resin Prices Head South
Lower prices for all four major commodity thermoplastics were the trend from late April to mid-May, with good potential for further downward movement this month and beyond
Columns Published: 6/1/2010
Resin Buying Strategies: Resin Prices Soften
Despite further increases in prices of commodity resins in March and April, all indicators point to lower pricing, except perhaps for PVC, according to purchasing consultants at Resin Technology, Inc. (RTi) in Fort Worth, Texas (resinpros.com). Impr...
Columns Published: 5/1/2010

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