PT ZONE: Polyolefins

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RTP Completes Acquisition Of Alloy Polymers
RTP strengthens position in high-volume contract manufacturing sector with new wholly-owned subsidiary. More (+)


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LFT Compound Replaces Aluminum In Award-Winning Table

A PP-based LFT compound from PolyOne is featured in Resol's Vela table.

Ineos And Sasol Break Ground On World-Scale HDPE Plant

Joint venture partners Ineos and Sasol have started construction of their new HDPE plant in LaPorte, Texas.

TESTING: Hand-Durometer For Creep Measurement Has Reset Mechanism

A reportedly unique reset mechanism makes a new hand durometer for creep measurement easy to use for the long term.

Fine-Particle-Sized Cellulosics Key To Patented Bio-Plastic Compounds

Through a Japanese/U.S. joint venture, a new range of customized bio-plastic compounds are now available in North America.

ADDITIVES: Novel Crosslinker For Broad Range Of Plastics

Nexam Chemical launches multifunctional additive for virgin and recycled commodity and engineering resins and composites.

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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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