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Published: 9/11/2018

Plastics Go To Washington
The annual Fly In hosted by leading plastics-affiliated trade associations pushes the plastics processing industry to top of mind for elected officials in D.C.

Published: 9/6/2018

Pricing Trajectory is Flat-to-Down for Most Volume Resins
Nylons 6 and 66 are the key exceptions due to tightness of feedstock and resin.

Published: 9/5/2018

Polyplastics Uses CAE to Forecast Deformation of LCP Connectors During Production
LCP parts can expand considerably in the high-temperature conditions of the reflow process, potentially affecting product flatness.

Published: 8/28/2018

Market Trends in Polymer Additive Manufacturing
Unlike the BetaMax/VHS technology debate, all the established polymer print technologies have a viable long-term role to play in the 3D-printing industry.

Published: 8/7/2018

Victrex Develops PAEK for Additive Manufacturing; Leads Consortium for Advancing AM Technologies
New generation materials rival earlier versions for both laser sintering and fusion filament fabrication processes.

Published: 8/2/2018

Prices Flat for PE, PVC; Down for PS; Up for PP, PET
Contrary feedstock and demand trends lead to divergent pricing behavior.

Published: 8/2/2018

Growth in PP Compounds Driven by Engineering Developments
AMI Consulting's new study sees strong demand from automotive and appliances for PP compounds.

Published: 7/23/2018

What Plastics Processors Need to Know about Tax Reform and Equipment Acquisition
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (TCJA) is positioning plastics processors for more growth and profitability following the most recent Plastics Processing Index showing the best quarter since 2013 when the index began.

Published: 7/19/2018

Volvo Encourages Use of Recycled Plastics in New Cars
Volvo Cars aims for 25% recycled plastics in every new car from 2025.

Published: 7/18/2018

Honeycomb Materials Applied in Industrial Packaging and Commercial Transportation Products
EconCore’s technology for the continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb core panels is now in mass markets.