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Published: 9/19/2017

DowDuPont Realigns Portfolio
The new merger makes adjustments within two of its three intended independent companies.

Published: 7/25/2017

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications
Among them: a compostable PLA sheet for beverage capsules.

Published: 8/24/2016

What You Should Know About Molding Wood-Plastic Composites
Originally targeted mainly for extrusion, new options for wood-plastic composites have been optimized to open doors for injection molding applications.

Published: 11/23/2015

Additives: Multi-Purpose Modifiers Pump Up Properties of Virgin & Recycled Plastics
A new slate of compatibilizers, chain extenders, and process aids improve properties and processability of resin alloys and mixed post-consumer recycle.

Published: 10/20/2015

PHA Plays Role as Multifunctional Additive in PVC
At Vinyltec 2015, Metabolix presented the latest data on its biobased PHA copolymer in a range of PVC applications.

Published: 9/9/2015

Trex Enters Recycled LLDPE Compounds Market
This leading maker of wood-plastic decking has found a way to close the recycling loop.

Published: 3/24/2014

Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.

Published: 12/4/2012

Weyerhaeuser & Ford Develop Cellulose-Fiber TP Composites for Automotive
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Forestry products producer Weyerhaeuser in Federal Way, Wash., has introduced a proprietary, patent-pending thermoplastic composite with cellulose-fiber reinforcement derived from wood.

Published: 9/28/2012

Novel Materials Stretch Process Capabilities
The potential for new or unusual materials to broaden the application potential of standard plastics processes was explored in a number of papers at April’s SPE ANTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.

Published: 4/26/2012

Wood-Plastics Composites Done Right
Mixing and extruding wood fiber in a plastic matrix is technically demanding. It requires careful attention to formulation, drying, and extrusion temperatures