PT ZONE: Polyolefins

MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability
Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives. More (+)
Commodity Resin Prices Drop More
Global feedstock and resin prices appear to be bottoming out, though PP tags might inch up. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Polyolefins

Engineered PP Compounds, TPO, Key In Grand Award Winner Of SPE Auto Innovation Awards

Advanced Composites PP compounds and Mitsubishi Chemical's TPO starred in the 2014 Grand Award winner of SPE's Automotive Innovation Awards. '

MATERIALS: Propylene-Ethylene Elastomer Boosts Sealing Performance Of PP Films

ExxonMobil's latest Vistamaxx specialty elastomer is for enhance sealing of cPP and BOPP films.

ADDITIVES: Novel Ionomeric Additives Boost Polyolefin Properties

Total Cray Valley has come up with a totally new class of additives for improving properties of polyolefins.

Commodity Resin Prices Still Dropping

Led by lower global feedstock and resin prices, commodity resin prices continue to decline.

MATERIALS: Patented Bimodal HDPE For Potable Water Piping

Dow's new HDPE boasts the best of traditional PE for hot and cold water pipe but with better hydrostatic strength, and more.

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OVERVIEW:
Polyolefins

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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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