PT ZONE: Polyolefins

PT Article MATERIALS: Correction on Wire Compounds
Halogen-free, flame-retardant compounds. More (+)
Commodity Resin Prices Soft, Except for PP
The price trajectory for PE, PS, and PVC appears to be downward but firmly steady for PP. More (+)

MOST RECENT CONTENT: Polyolefins

Custom Packaging Company Launches Alternative to Foam Clamshell

Anchor Packaging has introduced its "ultimate replacement" for foam clamshells.

Development of New Type of Carbon Fiber for Thermoplastics Gets Funding

SGL Group is pursuing development of a carbon fiber with enhanced elongation and optimized surface structure.

High-Moisture Barrier sHDPE Gets Increasing Play in Flexible Food Packaging

sHDPE from Nova Chemical offers excellent moisture barrier in "easy open" cereal and cracker packages.

MATERIALS: PMP Polyolefin Copolymer for Medical Mandrels and Release Films

A new partnership between Foster Polymer Distribution and Mitsui Chemicals brings PMP polyolefin copolymer to North America.

MATERIALS: Partially Biobased PP Compound for Injection Molding

What appears to be the first commercially available partially biobased PP compound is newly available from FKuR.

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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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