PT ZONE: Polyolefins

Materials at NPE: New Solutions to Enhance Processing, Performance, Sustainability & Cost
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Nova Installs Nine-Layer Blown Film Coextrusion Line to Enhance Customer Collaboration

As part of a several upgrades at its Calgary R&D facility, Nova Chemicals has installed a semi-commercial scale nine-layer blown film coextrusion line.

King Plastic Gets Exclusive License for Gelest's Antimicrobials

King Microshield is the upgraded polyolefin sheet stock to be offered by King Plastic, featuring Biosafe antimicrobial from Gelest.

Solvay Launches New Thermoplastic Lightweighting Materials for Aerospace

'Tegralite' is the name of a new family of thermoplastic composites developed by Solvay and three alliance partners.

MATERIALS: Permanent ESD Thermoplastic Sheet

PermaStat compounds from RTP Co. now in sheet form.

Sun Plastech Acquires Novachem

Two major players in purging compounds consolidate.

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A polyolefin is a polymer produced from a simple olefin. Common polyolefins include all types of polyethylene and polypropylene. Polyolefins are typical used in film structures or food and industrial packaging.

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