PT ZONE: Polyolefins

Major Resin Prices Flat or Lower
Good news for buyers of PE, PP, PS, and PVC.. More (+)
Polyolefins Innovation: Automotive, Packaging, Pipe, Furniture, Flooring, Films
New materials and processes for injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming were discussed at the recent SPE Polyolefins Conference. More (+)


Novel Formulation Could Make PP A Worthy Contender For Piping

A service lifetime increase of 20-50% compared to current materials is possible.

MATERIALS: Versatile Pre-Color Capstock Compounds for Building Products

The eCap capstock compounds come in a variety of material blends and can be combined with Americhem's nGrain simulated woodgrain.

PP Prices Down, Others Up

The second quarter started with higher prices for PE, PS, PVC, and ABS, but PP was down a bit.

Ford & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"

The two companies collaborated  in the development of the first-ever automotive interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology.  

The Power of Numbers: Time to Step Up to Five Layers

Five-layer technology can provide processors with more productivity and greater flexibility to produce a wider range of products from a single line.

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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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