PT ZONE: Polyolefins

PT Article Top DuPont Award Goes To Flex-Rigid Mono-Material Container
A mono-material package that marries flexible and rigid packaging wins top DuPont 2015 Packaging Innovation Award. More (+)
PE, PS, PVC Prices Up, PP Down
The pricing trajectory has been upwards for three of the four commodity resins, though it may be slowing for two. More (+)


In-Situ Nucleated PP Rivals Conventional Nucleation

A technology that produces a nucleating effect during the polymerization of PP boasts numerous advantages over adding a nucleating agent during pelletization.

Slideshow 2015 Milan Plast

Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better

Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.

Kuraray Expands Into Biobased Barrier Materials Through Plantic Acquisition

Japan's Kuraray has acquired Australia's Plantic Technologies and now enters the biobased barrier food packaging market sector.

PE, PS, PVC Prices Moving Upwards

Global and domestic supply constrictions reverse the recent downward trend in prices for commodity resins.

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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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