PT ZONE: Polyolefins

PT Article PE Spot Prices Down; More Contract Price Reductions Likely To Surface
A second PE supplier has offered a PE contract price reduction, while spot prices tumble as available supply swells. More (+)
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Two-day event slated for Nov. 2-3 in Charlotte. More (+)


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Three Entities Awarded For Plastics Recycling Innovations

The American Chemistry Council has announced three winners for this year's Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards.

One Step In 'Right' Direction: Nova Chem. Drops PE Contract Prices

One major PE player is offering the first reduction on PE contract prices in two years. Will others see fit to do the same?

ADDITIVES: 'Temperature' Color Concentrates Launched By Newcomer

Chromatic Technologies Inc. enters thermoplastics business with its thermochromic color concentrates.

MATERIALS: High-Performance Halogen-Free Polyolefin Jacketing Compounds

Teknor's new halogen-free jacketing compounds boast exceptionally high flame retardance.

MATERIALS: PP Grades for Thermoforming, Film and Thin-Wall Molded Packaging

Braskem has launched the Inspire 6000 series and Prisma specialty grades of PP.

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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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