#POLYOLEFINS

Electronics

PolyOne to Divest Performance Products & Solutions Business Segment

Broad range of Geon PVC portfolio, Maxxam PP compounds and manufacturing services under PP&S included in recently signed agreement.
#pvc #polyolefins

Packaging

Materials: Lightweight Honeycomb Production Technology at K 2019

EconCore to highlight its patented technology for various industries.
#kshow #polyolefins #Elastomers

Automotive

PE & PP Prices Down

A buyer’s market for both polyolefins could continue though this quarter and into the fourth. 
#polyolefins

Biopolymers

Clariant Examines the Role of Color in a 'Circular Economy'

Top Clariant pigment expert sums up color compatibility with the plastics circular economy with a focus on packaging.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Commodity Resins

Prices Down for Polyolefins & PET

A flat-to-downward pricing trajectory generally applies to all five major commodity resins going into August.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Automotive

Prices of Polyolefins, PET Softer; PS, PVC Up for Short Term

Overall, supply outstripping demand likely to keep price trajectory flat-to-down.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Commodity Resins

ExxonMobil Starts Up New PE Production Line

Focus is on high-performance materials used for liquid and food packagin, construction liners and agricultural films.
#polyolefins

Recycled Materials

Four Packaging Trends to Consider for 2020

Chroma Color’s Bishop Beall discusses his views on key trends to consider in the development of plastic packaging going forward. 
#polystyrene #pvc #color

Biopolymers

Along with Sustainability, Advancements in Materials & Additives to be Highlighted at K 2019

Expect to see new materials and additives address sustainability but also emerging and growing technologies such as electrification of vehicles. 
#polystyrene #pvc #sustainability

Commodity Resins

Additives: Peroxide Concentrates for Viscosity Modification of PP & Crosslinking of EVA, PE, TPE

Addisperse’s new peroxide additives include a viscosity modifier for PP and recycling markets and a crosslinking agent for polyolefins. .  
#polyolefins

Recycled Materials

Additives: Odor Eliminator for Recycled and Filled Plastic Compounds

Addisperse’s proprietary odor eliminator technology works on both common and challenging malodors.
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Some Key Takeaways from GPS 2019

Sustainability dominated panel discussion at GPS 2019 and IHS Markit pros provided five-year forecasts on volume resins.
#pet #polystyrene #sustainability

Consumer Products

Downward Pricing for Polyolefins, PET; Flat-to-Up for PS, PVC

Overall, slowed global demand and improved supply/demand balance scenarios are likely to keep prices of the five volume resins relatively stable.  
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Recycled Materials

Molder of Large Totes Save Material & Energy Costs with Recycled PP

Aaron Industries’ 100% recycled PP compound fortified with Milliken’s specialty modifier boosts MFI and retains strength.
#polyolefins #processorsedge #technologyinaction

Medical

A Bright Future for Thermally Conductive Plastics

Lighter weight, lower cost, and greater impact strength, moldability and customization are rapidly driving demand for thermoplastics that help keep electronics, lighting and car engines cool.
#polyolefins

Commodity Resins

Prices of Volume Resins Mostly Flat or Lower

PP, PVC are the exceptions, with prices on ‘short-term’ upward path.
#pet #resinpricing #polyolefins

Construction

ExxonMobil and SABIC to Proceed with Olefins/PE Joint Venture

A major 50/50 olefins joint venture project first announced in 2016, by ExxonMobil Chemical and SABIC, has received final environmental regulatory approval.
#polyolefins

Recycled Materials

LyondellBasell Produces Family of Bio-Based Polyolefins

LBI’s collaboration with Neste marks the first time bio-based PP and bio-based LPDE were produced simultaneously at commercial scale.
#polyolefins

Packaging

Additives: Antiblocking Agents for Polyolefin, PET, and Nylon Films

Evonik’s new Spherilex 60 AB and 30 AB are designed for both blown and cast films, including very thin versions, made from PE, PP, PET & nylon
#pet #polyolefins

Engineering Resins

Generally Flat-to-Down for Prices of Volume Resins

PP, PVC are the exception with prices on ‘short-term’ upward trajectory.
#polystyrene #pvc #nanocomposites