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Medical

Borealis Steps Up in Austrian Face Mask Initiative in the Coronavirus Crisis by Producing Meltblown Fabrics on Unique Pilot Line

Borealis’ new proprietary PP meltblown resin has boosted filtration properties due to its capability for finer fibers.
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Additives: Additive and White Masterbatch Portfolio for BOPE Films

Ampacet’s Biox4ce additive masterbatches for biaxially-oriented polyethylene (BOPE) film applications support the circular economy.
#economics #polyolefins

Engineering Resins

How Two Compounders Step Up to Meet Rising Demand for Recycle Content

Two compounders that specialize in engineering thermoplastics for technical applications discuss what they are doing to meet demands for PCR compounds.
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Medical

Thermoformed Plastics of New England (TPNE) Launches its Own Line of Face Shields to Help in the Fight Against Coronavirus

TPNE’s new FaceShield Plus allows for a high-quality PP headband with replaceable face shields to protect against COVID-19.
#polyolefins #pet #Elastomers

Medical

ExxonMobil Collaborates with the Nonwoven Institute (NWI) to Help Accelerate Face Mask Production for Frontliners During the Coronavirus Crisis

ExxonMobil has donated 146,000 lb of PP and PP-based performance polymers to NWI for nonwoven fabrics used in medical face masks in the fight against COVID-19
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Commodity Resins

Additives: Liquid Colorants Based on Unique Liquid Carrier Technology for Polyolefins and Styrenics

Britec’s Qd²-Liquid Carrier System boasts improved particle distribution in the polymer that supports higher pigments loadings-reducing use rates, and more. 
#polyolefins #polystyrene

Commodity Resins

Lindal Converts Aerosol Manufacturing Equipment to Make Sustainable and Needed Face Shields in Fight Against Coronavirus

Lindal Group’s R&D team in France took less than a week to modify selected assembly lines and start production of 1000 face shields per day.
#polyolefins #pvc

Consumer Products

Dow to Throttle Back PE Production in the Americas

Dow is idling three PE plants and two elastomer plants to address supply/demand imbalance, exacerbated by the coronavirus impact/
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Thermoforming

Tooling Tech Supplied Thermoform Tooling for Hospital Bed Production in Support of Coronavirus Relief

Tooling Tech was able to go from design to finished tool in less that the two-week delivery requested by Kruger for Emergency & Disaster Relief Beds in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
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Additives

Mitsubishi Chemical America to Acquire Gelest

MCA’s technology platform will be bolstered though acquisition of organic and inorganic hybrid chemicals manufacturer Gelest. 
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Commodity Resins

Bockatech and Westfall Technik Solidify EcoCore Foam Core Technology License Deal

Westfall Technik to promore use of EcoCore PP foam core technology in the U.S. to create new opportunities for more sustainable lightweight single-use and reusable packaging.  
#polyolefins

Automotive

Additives: VOC Extraction Additive Masterbatch for PP, TPO

CAI Performance Additives LDV-1035T boasts ‘permanent’ removal of VOCs during compounding eliminating odors in filled PP and TPO compounds.
#polyolefins

Packaging

Ineos and Plastic Energy Collaborate on Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility

The planned Ineos and Plastic Energy facility will use the latter’s patented TAC technology to break down plastic waste and turn it into ‘premium’ polyollefin-based plastics.
#polystyrene #polyolefins

Medical

Dow Develops Simplified, Lightweight Design for Face Shields in the Fight Against Coronavirus; Calls Out for Fabrication Partner

Dow shares open-source design of new face shield for healthcare professionals and is seeking fabricators to accelerate prodution to address PPE shortages.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Medical

Aptar Seeks FDA Emergency Authorization for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Decontamination with ActivShield

Aptar aims to contribute in the battle against coronavirus with its ActivShield controlled-release chlorine dioxide decontamination strips.
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Troy University's Center for Materials & Manufacturing Sciences Looking for Sustainable Personal Protection Equipment Materials

Spurred by coronavirus pandemic, Troy University researchers are exploring recycled HDPE for PPE and the recycling of uncontaminated medical packaging.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Construction

Borealis Completes Acquisition of Nova's 50% Ownership Share in Novealis

The three-way polyolefins venture Bayport Polymers is now a 50/50 joint venture between Borealis and Total. 
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Commodity Resins

'Live-in-Mode' Braskem Employees Ensure Continued PP Production in the Battle Against Coronavirus

Volunteer Braskem workers move into plant to supply PP for nonwoven fabric used in N95 masks and more. 
#polyolefins

Medical

Novel Washable PE-Based Health Mask Produced Via Thermoforming

Responding to coronavirus outbreak, Orbis is offering its BiOAID mask technology to interested thermoformers.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Automotive

Prices of Volume Resins Flat to Down

Key drivers for the trajectory of resin prices include supply outpacing demand, lower feedstock costs, and uncertainty about coronavirus effects.
#resinpricing #polyolefins #pet