PT ZONE: Polyolefins

Novel Formulation Could Make PP A Worthy Contender For Piping
A service lifetime increase of 20-50% compared to current materials is possible. More (+)
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. More (+)


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.

Polyolefins Expert Foresees "Sunnier" Outlook for PP

No doubt that PP pricing has been extremely volatile over the last few years in North America, owing largely to structural supply issues of PP’s primary feedstock propylene.

BONDING: Structural Adhesive for Polyolefins

A new adhesive for polyolefins presents a bonding alternative to mechanical assembly, heat/vibration welding, or solvent welding.

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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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