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Recycled Materials

K 2019 Slideshow: New Resins, New Applications in Materials

Ascend, Borealis, Borouge, Braskem, Dow, ExxonMobil, Nova, SABIC, and Solvay came to Düsseldorf with new applications, including pouches, shrink film, cable ties, flip tops, all-plastic bikes, as well as new materials.
#polyolefins #kshow #Elastomers

Commodity Resins

Dow to Launch "Award-Winning" Optical Finishes for All-PE High-Gloss Packaging at K 2019

The new Opolux HGT enables redesigning packaging for recyclability while featuring remarkable heat resistance and exceptional appearance.
#polyolefins #kshow

Purging Compounds

DOMO, Covestro and Circularise Partner on Full Plastics Traceability

Innovative start-up Circularise says transparency can be achieved through a blockchain technology.
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Consumer Products

Downward Pricing Pressure for Commodity Resins this Quarter

Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, lower global prices could serve to push down prices of most commodity resins.
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Materials Know How

Part 2 of 6: The Fundamentals of Polyethylene

PE properties can be adjusted either by changing the molecular weight or by altering the density. While this increases the possible combinations of properties, it also requires that the specification for the material be precise.
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Consumer Products

Prices for Nearly All Volume Resins Down

Flat pricing projected in fourth quarter for volume resins.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Commodity Resins

BASF's Chemical Recycling Process Produces Virgin Grade Material for Food-Contact Approved Quality

Creating flexible packaging such as stand-up pouches from virgin-grade material derived from plastic waste is taking a step closer to reality in BASF’s ChemCycling project.
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Packaging

Lower or Flat Prices Ahead

Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, and lower global prices could serve to push down U.S. prices of most commodity resins.
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Commodity Resins

Innovative Stand-Up Pouch Designed for Recyclability Successfully Piloted for Retail

Dow, brand owner RB and converter DrukpolFlexo develop recyclable packaging for Finish dishwasher detergents.
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Automotive

Norner Signs Deal to Build New Polymer Exploration Center and Enters Future Materials Catapult

Independent Norwegian plastics institute aims to become a leader in the development of future sustainable plastics solutions.
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Engineering Resins

nova-Institute's CEO Likes Plastics

“There are no other materials that have such a broad spectrum of properties,” says Michael Carus in an interview with Bio-based News editor.
#polyolefins #pet #polystyrene

Consumer Products

ExxonMobil to Highlight New Sustainable Solutions and Innovative Applications at K 2019

Look for new recyclable full PE laminated packaging solutions and new ‘extreme performance’ and high-heat resistant PE and PP films.
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Consumer Products

ExxonMobil to Highlight Sustainability in Packaging, Consumer Goods, Automotive & More at K 2019

Look for new recyclable full PE laminated packaging solutions and new ‘extreme performance’ PE and PP films.
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Automotive

Generally Flat Pricing Projected for Volume Resins Heading into 4th Quarter

PET and nylons 6 and 66 could see further downward pricing
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Materials Know How

Part 1 of 6: The Fundamentals of Polyethylene

You would think we’d know all there is to know about a material that was commercialized 80 years ago. Not so for PE. Let’s start by brushing up on the basics.
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Commodity Resins

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging

Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.
#pet #pvc #kshow

Construction

Flat or Softer Prices Ahead

Ample resin supplies outstripping demand are likely to keep commodity resin prices flat to lower.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Packaging

Milliken Boosts Investment in Asia

State-of-the-art specialty chemical plant and knowledge center in Singapore set to open in Q1 2021.
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Commodity Resins

New Distributor Offers Customized Material Procurement

Start-up Executive Polymer represents resin portfolio for broad range of North American market sectors.
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Automotive

Materials: Broader Range of Biobased and Recycled Resins to Debut at K 2019

Albis Plastics is among several companie to feature an expanded ‘greener’ portfolio of resins and compounds. 
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