PT ZONE: Polyolefins

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. More (+)
Commodity Resin Prices Heading Up
Upward pressure on prices comes from production disruptions and higher feedstock costs. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Polyolefins

MATERIALS: Cable Compound Technology Supports Extra High Voltage Direct Current Transmission

A next-generation extruded cable compound technology has been developed by Borealis and ABB.

ADDITIVES: Antimicrobial Offers Long-Range Protection For Wide Range of Polyolefin Applications

A new broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection masterbatch positioned as a cost-effective option to silver-based additives.

Exploring The Processing Of HDPE-Exfoliated Graphene Nanocomposites For Fuel Tanks

One of ACCE's 2014 best paper awards is on improving the barrier and mechanical properties of HDPE-graphene nanocomposites for automotive fuel tank applications.

"Arpro" EPP Manufacturer Exceeds Sustainability Goals; Launches EPE Sheet Foam Business Here

JSP, manufacturer of Arpro EPP, is ahead of the game in meeting its five-year target to reduce its carbon footprint, and has also now launched a new expandable PE sheet foam business in North America.

MATERIALS: Performance in Polyethylene: Density Matters: Part II

Remembering the case of the failed gas tanks.

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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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