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Commodity Resins

Polykemi Swiftly Responds with Material Delivery to Manufacturer of Respirators

Polykemi’s PP-based compound urgently needed for respirator filtration components in the fight against Coronavirus.
#polyolefins

Automotive

Industrial-Scale Renewable PP Underway at Borealis' Belgium Plants

While new developments in biobased plastics continue, might the effort to combat Covid-19 lead to some delays and a temporary suspension of bans of single-use ‘virgin’ plastic items?
#polyolefins

Packaging

Coronavirus Prompts Ineos to Build Additional Hand Sanitizer Plants in the U.K. and Germany

Leading Europena producer of key sanitizer raw materials and thermoplastics Ineos is quickly stepping up to do its part during the pandemic crisis. 
#polyolefins

Packaging

Coronavirus and Oil Price Collapse Could Delay Second Wave of Planned Olefin/Polyolefin Projects

ISIS Chemical editor shares insights on projected slowdown of U.S. and global chemical investment wave.
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Commodity Resins

No Major Production Cutbacks of Material or Downstream Products Yet

Production at resin suppliers and plastics processors still going strong in the first week of fast-paced coronavirus life disruptions.
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Packaging

Additives: Processing Stabilizer for Repro and/or Recycled HDPE

Addisperse’s NC 203 C stabilizer for repro and/or recycled HDPE compounds rebuilds HDPE’s molecular weight, boosting physical properties.
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Commodity Resins

Materials: EPP Foam with Improved Surface Properties and Optimized Filling Behavior

BASF’s new expanded PP foam Neopolen P 9235+ is designed for components with a high-quality look to be used in the automotive and building industries.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Additives

DSM Partners with SABIC and UPM Biofuels to Produce Biobased Dyneema UHMWPE Fiber

In its collaboration with SABIC and UPM, DSM plans to launch biobased Dyneema UHMWPE fiber in April 2020.
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Construction

Borealis is Now Producing Certified Renewable PP

Said to represent a milestone in sustainable PP, these resins are being produced at Borealis’ two production facilities in Belgium.
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Commodity Resins

Flat to Higher Pricing for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET

The trajectory for resin pricing going into the second quarter is unsettled by a virus outbreak.
#polystyrene #pvc #pet

Construction

Prices Bottom Out for PE & PP? Up for PS, Flat-to-Down for PVC & PET

Drivers include parity with global prices, ample supplies and higher raw material costs in some instances.
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Construction

Prices for Polyolefins, PS, PVC and PET Trending Flat to Higher

Going into second quarter, the resin pricing trajectory is unsettled by a virus outbreak.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Consumer Products

PS Prices Rise While Others Sink

Parity with global prices, higher feedstock costs, and ample supplies are among the drivers.
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Commodity Resins

Kellogg's Bear Naked Granola Now in All-PE Pouch With Barrier

Kellogg is exploring opportunities with several of its other brands to offer fully-recyclable stand-up pouches.
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Commodity Resins

Materials: Medical-Grade Compounds and Concentrates for Laser Welding

Clariant supports a ‘Quality by Design’ approach to laser welding of medical devices.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Packaging

Ineos and UPM Biofuels in Supply Agreement for Renewable Raw Material to Make Bio-Attributed Polyolefins

The world’s first commercially available bio-attributed PVC from Ineos’ Inovyn business uses residue from wood pulp manufactuing.
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Construction

'Circular Economy' Dominates Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019

New product launches from materials suppliers at the giant show shine light on sustainability. 
#polystyrene #pet #sustainability

Materials Know How

Polyethylene Fundamentals: Part 6 of 6

Don’t assume you know everything there is to know about PE because it’s been around so long. Here is yet another example of how the performance of PE is influenced by molecular weight and density.
#polyolefins #bestpractices

Packaging

Game-Changing Permanent Labeling Technology for Polyolefins Gets Traction

MIGS’ innovative VersaFlex Labeling System is being adopted by key machine makers for decorating blow molded, injection molded, thermoformed and rotationally molded products.
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Commodity Resins

Materials: First ACDA-Free Chemically-Foamed HDPE

Borealis is offering a more sustainable ADCA-free HDPE compound in anticipation of potentially disruptive effects to the cable industry.
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