PT ZONE: Polyolefins

Formulating LLDPE/LDPE Blends For Abuse–Resistant Blown Film
A new study shows how the type and amount of LDPE in blends with LLDPE affect the processing and strength/toughness properties of blown film. Data are shown for both LDPE-rich and LLDPE-rich blends. More (+)
Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE
Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Polyolefins

MATERIALS: RTP Expands Its Mexican Thermoplastics Compounding Facility

New pultrusion line and LFT compounds now at RTP's Mexican compounding facility.

MATERIALS: Borealis Fully Acquires Ethylene Copolymer Joint Venture

Specialty Polymers Antwerp N.V., the joint venture between Borealis and Dupont now fully owned by Borealis.

MATERIALS: Stiff Polyolefin Foam Boards For Automotive And Packaging

Offering great weight reduction potential are new stiff PP closed-cell foam boards from Sekisui.

MATERIALS: Purging Compound For Use In A Broad Range Of Applications

Shuman Plastics' newest Dyna-Purge purging compound can be used in injection, extrusion, compounding, and blow molding applications.

Plastic Pallets Manufacturer Gets Grant To Further Expansion Into Thermoplastic Composites

Indiana-based Jeco Plastics Products recently received a research grant from Purdue University under the IN-Mac program to study how thermoplastic composites with continuous internal fibers in either single or multiple directions develop wrinkles when being molded with multiple cavity thermoforming tools.

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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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