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Commodity Resins

Aptar Food + Beverage Launches PP Seafood Packaging System that Maintains Quality and Freshness

Aptar’s new SeaWell Seafood PP packaging system contains a 100% food-contact-safe absorbents blend. 
#polyolefins

Packaging

New to Using Color Concentrates? Follow These Tips to Improve Results

With a focus on highly loaded color concentrates, here is a guide for processors of rigid packaging and building products on how to specify the appropriate colorant for these applications.
#pet #color #polyolefins

Injection Molding

Custom Molder Helps Entrepreneurs Choose Optimal Colorants for Successful Product Launches

Blue Ring Technologies has zeroed-in on Chroma’s highly-loaded G2 colorant system for the production of high-quality parts.
#technologyinaction #processorsedge #polyolefins

Packaging

BOPE Takes Aim at BOPP & BOPET Films

Nova’s new biaxially oriented HDPE is seen as a more easily recyclable monomaterial contender versus multilayer BOPP or BOPET films.
#closeupontechnology #polyolefins

Engineering Resins

PolyOne Acquires Clariant Color Masterbatches, Renames Company

On the same day of its acquisition of Clariant’s color masterbatches business, PolyOne also announced that going forward, it will be known by the name ‘Avient’.
#color #polyolefins #Elastomers

Commodity Resins

Braskem Completes Construction of World-Scale PP Facility in LaPorte, Texas

Braskem’s facility is the first new PP production facility built in North America since 2003 and has global export capacity. 
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Construction

Materials: Halogen-Free FR, Glass-Reinforced PP Compounds

SABIC’s latest addition to its specialty PP compounds portfolio include halogen-free, flame-retardant short- and long- glass fiber reinforced grades for a broad range of applications. 
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Construction

Additives: Cost-Effective Colorants for Wire & Cable Applications

PolyOne’s OnColor WC Choice wire & cable colorants said to achieve required performance levels cost effectively.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Packaging

Additives: NIR-Detectable Black Masterbatch Technology Make Dark Colors More Recyclable

Clariant ColorWorks develops dark colorants without carbon black for PET, HDPE and PP. 
#pet #polyolefins

Medical

Clariant Partners with McDermott to Develop Next-Generation Phthalate-Free PP Catalysts

Clariant’s PolyMax 600 Series phthalate-free PP catalysts aimed at meeting the most demanding customer toxicity requirements.
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Construction

Prices of Volume Resins Bottom Out

Increased exports, higher prices for feedstocks, and a slow ramp-up of production of industrial and durable goods are projected to stabilize resin prices and put upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.
#polyolefins #polystyrene #pet

Medical

Moving Toward Third Quarter, Prices of All Volume Commodity Resins Appear to Have Bottomed Out

The resurgence in exports along with higher feedstock prices place upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.
#polyolefins #polystyrene #pet

Commodity Resins

Materials: Purge and Shut-Down Masterbatches for Polyolefins

Ampacet’s new additions to its line of purge and shut-down concentrates are aimed at maintaining product quality and cutting costs, 
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Packaging

Commodity Resin Prices Plunge in Second Quarter

Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products. 
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Automotive

Materials: UHMW-PE with Higher Strength and Durability

DSM’s new Trosar UHMW-PE targeted to hard and soft ballistic armoring, air-cargo containers, cable, radomes as well as ropes, nets, and slings. 
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Packaging

Brentwood Plastics Providing PPE Materials During Coronavirus Crisis

Brentwood’s is supplying PE film generally used for packaging and other applications for making impermeabile isolation gowns for healthcare worker in the fight against COVID-19.
#polyolefins

Automotive

Engineered Polyolefins Compounder Mytex Polymers Plans Expansion

Mytex Polymers has opted to invest in expanding capacity at its Georgia facility to meet demand for long glass fiber PP compounds.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Medical

Ineos Teams Up with Herman Miller in the Production of Face Shields for Front Line Medical Staff Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA is donating enough PP to Herman Miller which has repurposed resources to injection mold headbands for 20,000 medical face shields to combat COVID-19.
#polyolefins

Medical

Keter Adapts Production to Manufacture Face Shields for Coronavirus Frontline Workers

In the fight against COVID-19, Keter’s AP Medical has developed a comfortable, reusable and durable face shield  that protects the entire face and eyes, 
#pet #polyolefins

Construction

Price of PP First to Plunge; PE, PS, PVC, PET Are Next

Coronavirus fallout: Slowing demand, higher resin inventories, low global material prices, plus labor and transportation challenges.
#polystyrene #pvc #pet