Third quarter plastics shipments were up compared to the second quarter and on a year-over-year basis, rising 15.8% and 4.6%, respectively, as supplier sentiment and the trade deficit were also on the rise.
The greenfield site in Beverly covers 36,000-ft2, will employ 48 and provide LSR and thermoplastic injection molding on presses ranging in tonnage from 40 to 220 tons.
Avient expects to introduce solutions throughout 2021 as new data is generated.
Originally planned for March, the move to the larger site was delayed until August due to COVID-19.
Polypropylene (PP) shortages have forced many processors to move to lower grade resins at the cost of lower performance and processability. Milliken’s DeltaMax Performance Modifiers upgrade these materials to enhance impact resistance, melt flow rates, and sustainability through the use of more recycled material.
Ampacet’s new Halofree 709 and 229 boast outstanding flame retardancy in PE film at low addition rates.
Initially unveiled in Europe, the new digital manufacturing platform will be coming to the U.S. in early 2021, bringing greater speed and flexibility to quoting of injection molded, CNC machined, and 3D-printed parts.
RTP adds to its anti-scratch capabilities for engineering resins with TenasiTech’s nanoparticle additives technology
Evonik appears to be on track with bringing its major new nylon 12 production complex to fruition.
Priority Plastics promises wIder neck openings, a variety of handle options, energy savings and quick changeovers with novel PET ISBM machinery.
The two companies have been working to achieve this important milestone for polystyrene in support of a societal shift from linear to circular solutions for managing waste plastic.
Ametek Mocon’s Dansensor Lippke 5000 tests for package integrity on the production floor or in the lab.