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PUBLISHED: 3/1/2009

PP for Clear Drink Cups

A new clarified, metallocene-based PP homopolymer with a 2.3 MFR is formulated specifically for sheet extrusion and thermoforming of products like drink cups.

PUBLISHED: 3/1/2009

PET Sheet Contains Up to 25% PCR

New rigid PET fillm and sheet from Invista Polymer and Resins, Wichita, Kan., contains up to 25% post-consumer recycled content and boasts color, clarity, and processability equivalent to 100% virgin APET for thermoformed food packaging.

PUBLISHED: 3/1/2009

‘Greener’ TPEs For Medical Tubing

A family of five new TPE grades for medical tubing is said to have FDA compliance with “extremely low extractables” for cleaner compounds that address health, environmental, and safety concerns.

PUBLISHED: 3/1/2009

First Biax PLA Shrink Film

Up to now, shrink film of poly lactic acid (PLA) biopolymer has been made with just MD orientation for bottle labels.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2009

Adhesive Maker Develops Thermoplastic Epoxy WPC

Stronger, stiffer wood/plastic composites (WPC) can be made with a novel thermoplastic epoxy developed by L&L Products Inc., Romeo, Mich.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2009

Biodegradable Sheet For Food Packaging

Reynolds Packaging KAMA, the sheet extrusion division of Reynolds Food Packaging, Hazleton, Pa., will produce thermoformable sheet made of Cereplast Inc.’s starch-based biodegradable resins.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2009

First Bio-Based Polyether TPU

Merquinsa in Spain (U.S. office in Seabrook, N.H.) has expanded its range of Pearlthane ECO TPUs made with renewable plant-based ingredients to now include the world’s first polyether “bio TPU.” These grades will have up to 60% ren...

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2009

Higher Flow PLA Grade For Injection Molding

A new grade of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer for injection molding offers higher flow than previous grades for easier injection molding of thin-wall parts.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2009

Metallocene PP Copolymers Boast Ultra-High Clarity

A new family of metallocene-based PP copolymers reportedly offers unprecedented “glass-like” clarity similar to PC and PETG, along with good physical properties and processability.

PUBLISHED: 1/1/2009

Energy-Absorbing GMT For Bumper Beams

Switzerland’s Quadrant Plastic Composites (U.S. office in Northville, Mich.) has introduced a glass-mat thermoplastic (GMT) sheet with steel-fiber reinforcement for highly energy-absorbing parts like auto bumper beams, one of which is expected...

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