#POLYOLEFINS

Construction

Materials: Non-Halogen, Intumescent Flame-Retardant Polyolefin Compounds

Dynamic Modifiers’ newly rebranded line of FR polyolefin compounds expanded to demanding film applications. 
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Additives: Color Concentrates for HDPE Personal Care Packaging

Holland Colours’ Holcopearl 2286 marks the company’s entry into polyolefin colorants.
#polyolefins #color

Commodity Resins

Additives: Latest Tests Show High Performance of New Liquid Additive in 100% Polyolefin Regrind

Riverdale Global’s ‘strenghthening’ additive shown to boost properties of PP and HDPE post-consumer recyclate while enhancing flow and part consitency.
#polyolefins

Engineering Resins

Materials: Specialty Compounds Formulated for Surgical Robotic Systems

RTP Co. has developed thermoplastic compounds for monitors, instruments and staplers. 
#polyolefins

Packaging

Pioneering Generation of Stabilizers for High-Quality Polyolefin Recyclate

Fraunhofer LBF and Bruggemann cooperate on successfully tackling thermal and photo oxidation of plastics. 
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Commodity Resins

Materials: Full Range of Compounds for All Components in 5G Antenna Cables

Teknor’s Apex PVC, Flexalloy PVC Elastomer, and Halguard Halogen-Free Polyolefin Compounds help meet carriers’ need for control/fiber optic cable constructions.
#polyolefins #pvc

Packaging

Borealis Buys Nova's Stake in the Novealis PE Joint Venture

Bayport Polymers becomes 50/50 joint venture beween Borealis and Total.
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Part 5 of 6: Fundamentals of Polyethylene

How the development of new catalysts—notably metallocenes—paved the way for the development of material grades never before possible.
#polyolefins #bestpractices

Electronics

Volume Resin Prices Flat or Down

Feedstock costs are lower, supply is outpacing demand, and overall global demand has slowed.
#polyolefins #polystyrene #pvc

Packaging

PP Nucleating Agent Gets Certification from UL for its Energy Savings

Milliken’s Hyperform HPN nucleating agent enables an average of 5-8% energy savings.
#polyolefins

Automotive

2019 SPE Auto Innovation Award Winners Shined with Several 'Firsts' and Broad Transferability

Making its mark, additive manufacturing had its own category for the second year and was used in the winner of the aftermarket category.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Commodity Resins

New Plastic Technologies & Alternative Bioplastics Augment Flexible Plastic Packaging Growth

Frost & Sullivan study sees promising market growth opportunities within a four-year period.
#polyolefins #pet

Packaging

Milliken's PP Clarifier Receives Critical Guidance Recognition from the Association of Plastics Recyclers

Millad NX 8000 clarifying agent validated as compativle with plastic packaging recycling. 
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Volume Resin Prices Down-to-Flat Going into First Quarter of 2020

Prices of polyolefins, PS, PVC could bottom out; PET, nylon 6 could drop further while flat to modestly down trajectory projected for ABS, PC, and nylon 66. 
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Recycled Materials

2019 Ends with Lower Prices for Commodity Resins

Global demand slowdown and oversupply end the year with a buyers’ market.
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Post-Consumer Recycling

An Agricultural Recycling 'Revolution'

Revolution is a leading brand bringing together expertise in recycling of agricultural film and manufacturing of plastic film, bags and irrigation tubing. The focus in all areas is to create sustainable closed-loop systems and use as much post-consumer resin as possible in all products manufactured.
#polyolefins #technologyinaction

Materials Know How

Part 4 of 6: Polyethylene Fundamentals

Injection molders of small fuel tanks learned the hard way that a very small difference in density—0.6%—could make a large difference in PE stress-crack resistance.
#polyolefins #bestpractices

Automotive

Lower Prices for Five Volume Commodity Resins

Global demand slowdown and in some cases oversupply are ending the year with a buyers’ market. 
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Film Extrusion

Recyclable All-PE Pouches: Sustainable Opportunity for Film Extruders

Sustainability and the Circular Economy are both a challenge and an opportunity to flexible packaging producers. Recyclable pouches based on all-PE multilayer structures, utilizing new resins and perhaps techniques like MDO or biaxial orientation, appear to be major contenders against glass, metal, and multi-material film structures.
#polyolefins #sustainability #economics

Materials Know How

Part 3 of 6: Fundamentals of Polyethylene

PE parts can fail when an inappropriate density is selected. Let’s look at some examples and examine what happened and why.
#polyolefins #bestpractices