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MATERIALS: New Blow Molding Resins at SPE Conference
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new materials were presented at the recent SPE Annual Blow Molding Conference in Chicago.
New Product Announcements Published: 12/1/2011
MATERIALS: New Polyolefin Elastomer for TPOs
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has introduced Engage XLT, a new grade of polyolefin elastomer (POE) for PP-based TPOs.
New Product Announcements Published: 7/29/2011
MATERIALS: Durable TPV Shines in Bumper Extensions
A TPV used for three years in bumper extensions on selected Renault and Volkswagen models is now expected to be in wider demand by the auto industry.
New Product Announcements Published: 6/3/2011
MATERIALS: Irradiated LLDPE Processes Like LDPE
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Supply of conventional LDPE is very tight, and LLDPE does not have the melt strength some processors need for foams, blown film, extrusion coating, and thermoforming.
New Product Announcements Published: 6/3/2011
MATERIALS: PP Resists Stress Whitening
Thermylene SWP (Stress Whitening Prevention) is a new specialty compounded polypropylene that reportedly won’t show signs of stress whitening when subjected over time to pressure and wear and tear.
New Product Announcements Published: 5/31/2011
ADDITIVES: New Nucleator Makes Thermoformed PP Faster, Clearer, Tougher
The latest nucleator for polypropylene from Milliken Chemical, Spartanburg, S.C., is Hyperform HPN-600ei.
New Product Announcements Published: 5/31/2011
MATERIALS: PP Resists Stress Whitening
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Thermylene SWP (Stress Whitening Prevention) is a new specialty compounded polypropylene that reportedly won’t show signs of stress whitening when subjected over time to pressure and wear and tear.
New Product Announcements Published: 4/28/2011
MATERIALS: PP Compounds with Bio-Fibers
WEB EXCLUSIVE: RheTech, Inc., Whitmore Lake, Mich., has come out with a new line of “biocomposites” consisting of polypropylene reinforced with waste biomaterials—initially, wood fiber, rice hulls, and flax fiber.
New Product Announcements Published: 4/8/2011
MATERIALS: Rotomolded Boat Crossed the Channel
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A rotomolded polyethylene boat set a Guinness World Record for the fastest pedal-powered crossing of the English Channel—7 hr, 6 min—in May 2002.
New Product Announcements Published: 4/8/2011
MATERIALS: More Capacity in Resins & Compounding
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Three expansions in resin production and three in compounding were announced recently.
New Product Announcements Published: 2/25/2011

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