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Low Prices Won’t Last
2012 brought lower prices across the board to buyers of recycled materials.
Article Published: 12/27/2012
R-PET Pricing Stable for Now
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycled PET orders are starting to pick up, and prices are beginning to stabilize.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
MGP Bioplastics Launches High-Heat Biodegradable Resin
The Bioplastics Div.of MGP Ingredients, Inc., Atchinson, Kan., has expanded its portfolio of Terratek renewable-content plastics with a new line of biodegradable compounds.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Recycled Plastics Prices Unstable In First Half of 2012
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycled plastic prices are plummeting as virgin materials’ prices slide lower and lower.
Article Published: 6/27/2012
MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are...
Article Published: 4/28/2012
RPET Prices Follow Oil and Virgin Resin Prices Upwards
RPET prices were sliding lower at the end of 2011, but they began the climb back up by mid-January.
Article Published: 3/28/2012
Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Sustainability: It Will Change Your Business...If It Hasn't Already
Do you have a sustainability officer yet? You might need one. It's probably even more likely that your customers have one, and you will have to pay attention to them if you want to continue to supply them with plastic parts or products.
Article Published: 12/28/2011
NPE 2012: The Big Picture--Themes for Growth at the Big Show
In the March issue of Plastics Technology we will report on new technology to be unveiled at the giant show, which for the first time will be held at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., April 1-5, 2012.
Article Published: 12/28/2011
Prices Have Dropped
2011 was a difficult year for recycled plastics, mostly because of the unpredictability of the Chinese market, which soaks up a lot of U.S. material, mainly on the West Coast. “We are so tied to China,” says one broker. “If people ...
Article Published: 12/27/2011

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