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Consumer Products

Materials: 'Premium' Polyolefins Produced with Renewable Feedstock

Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
#polyolefins

Packaging

SABIC Collaboration Leads to TF-BOPE Frozen Food Packaging with Less Material Consumption

The innovative TF-BOPE film resulted from SABIC’s teaming up with two film converters and a packaging machine manufacturer.
#polyolefins

Packaging

Polyplastics to Expand Topas COC Production

New plant for ‘recyclable’ Topas cyclic olefin copolymer planned by Polyplastics                                                        
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Construction

Prices Up for Nearly All Major Volume Resins--For Now

As the third quarter was coming to an end, prices of nearly all volume resins were higher or heading that way. But flat or even lower prices are seen ahead.
#polystyrene #pvc #pet

Recycled Materials

BASF's Sicopal Black Gets Expanded FDA Clearance for Recycling

The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.
#pet #polyolefins #Elastomers

Additives

Graphene Nanomodified Glass-Reinforced Nylon 66 Holds Much Promise for New Automotive Applications

OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway. 
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Commodity Resins

GPS Online October 21–23: PE Market Update

The global polyethylene market has proven remarkably resilient in the face of a global economic recession, historic energy and feedstock price volatility, a global pandemic, and lockdowns impacting global cities large and small. Register for GPS Online to hear how the industry will respond as the world recovers from COVID-19 and massive global capacity additions are brought online.
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Commodity Resins

My NPE: Highlights of the Polyethylene Industry

Nick Vafiadis with IHS Markit shares how the polyethylene industry is growing both globally and in the U.S.
#polyolefins #npe

Medical

PolyQuest to Expand rPET Production and Evaluating Polyolefins PCR Business

At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.
#pet #polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Prices Up for All Commodity Resins

Factors include strong domestic and/or export demand, tighter supplier inventories, and higher feedstock costs resulting from production outages. 
#polystyrene #pvc #pet

Consumer Products

Materials: Next-Generation PE Rotational Molding Resins

Nova Chemicals’ new Novapol TRx0338-U and TRx0535-U boast accelerated production, lower costs and increased production flexibility.
#polyolefins

Packaging

Materials: Thermoforming PP Grade Designed as PET Replacement

Braskem’s newest Inspire PP grade is an alternative to PET for thermoformed  consumer packaging applications.
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Commodity Resins

Breaking Barriers: Sheet Processor Makes Move on High-End Packaging Market

Impact Plastics sets up new brand with game-changing disruptive technology that combines a novel PP with customized equipment that looks to upend the business of extruded sheet for barrier food packaging.
#planttour #polyolefins

Electronics

Performance Polypropylene: New Grades Tackle 'Engineering' Applications & Sustainability

New versions of this ultra-versatile material compete with more expensive ‘engineering’ resins and enhanced sustainability in applications from automotive and E&E to packaging, consumer goods and building construction.
#sustainability #polyolefins #Elastomers

Commodity Resins

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Candy

With an AAGR of 11.8%, PE resin consumption is anticipated to reach 52.9 million lb in this market by 2022.
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Packaging

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.
#polystyrene #pvc #polyolefins

Commodity Resins

SPE ACCE 2020 Virtual Event to Feature Lanxess' Technical Director as First Keynote Speaker

Lanxess’ Jose Chirino to present a roadmap for future mobility with a discussion on automotive plastics and polymer composites.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Packaging

Testing: Thickness Measurement & Dimensional Gauging in One System for Plastic Containers

Agr’s Gawis 4D all-in-one system is well suited for measuring PE, PP and PET containers and preforms.
#polyolefins #pet

Automotive

Albis Plastics Separated Distribution and Compounding Businesses

Albis’ compounding business now operating as Mocom, a separate company from Albis resin distribution.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Commodity Resins

Materials: Glass and Carbon Fiber-Reinforced PP for Automotive

Borealis brings its Fibremod PP technology to North America which boasts flexible designs with reduced weight and cost in automotive applications, 
#polyolefins #Elastomers