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Commodity Resins

Prices Up for PE, PP, PS

An upward pricing trajectory could be short lived. PVC and PET prices are flat or lower.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Packaging

Additives: Masterbatch of Optimized Antiblock and Slip Combination for PE Blown Film

DuPont’s Dow Corning AMB-12235 launched at Chinaplas 2019 represents a new-generation of silicone-based masterbatch that features optimized combination of compatible additives to simplify processing, logistics. 
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Commodity Resins

Study Projects Steady Demand for Pre-Made Pouch Packaging Formats

Consumer convenience trends are driving this growth according to Future Market Insights study.
#pet #polyolefins #Elastomers

Packaging

Quest for Sustainability to Govern Pharmaceutical Packaging Material Choice

New study from Future Market Insignts looks at pharmaceutical packaging market through 2029.
#sustainability #polyolefins

Packaging

Materials: Two Performance PE Film Grades for Quality Flexible Packaging Debut at Chinaplas 2019

ExxonMobil had added two new grades to its family of Exceed metallocene hexene LLDPE film resins. 
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Commodity Resins

'Most Powerful Man in PE' Strikes Again

Gardner Business Media’s PT team once again applauds RTi’s v.p. of PE markets.
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Automotive

Borealis Starts Up U.S. Based Compounding Plant for TPO and Short-Glass Fiber PP Compounds

The Taylorsville, N.C. plant has an initial capacit of 66 million lbs/yr.
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Commodity Resins

Nova Chemicals Shares Original Research Demonstrating Viability of Film-to-Film Recycling

Nova’s PE and EPS business teams jointly showcased their offerings and expertise at International Safe Transit Association Forum.
#polystyrene #polyolefins

Automotive

Additives: Liquid Strengthening Additive Substantially Boosts Physical Properties of Recycled Polymers

Riverdale Global’s +Restore additive has been shown to strenghten PP, PP copolymer and HDPE regrind.
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Packaging

DowDuPont to Complete Spin-Off of Companies

Following last month’s spin-off of a ‘new’ Dow, the spin-off of an independent DuPont materials company and the new Corteva agriculture firm will take place June 1.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Consumer Products

ExxonMobil to Expand Vistamaxx Production and Enter Linear Alpha Olefins Market

The move will enhance the company’s portfolio of ethylene-propylene specialty elastomers which have found broad use since their 2003 launch.
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Commodity Resins

Prices of PE, PP, PS Up; Flat-to-Down for PVC, PET

Potential for short-lived upward pricing trajectory possible for the polyolefins, PS.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Commodity Resins

Mixed Signals on Resin Prices

Prices of PE, PVC and PET were flat in March, while PP dropped and PS moved up.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Commodity Resins

Ultra-Recyclable, High-Barrier PE Film Laminate

Amcor’s AmLite Ultra Recyclable packaging product boasts a carbon footprint reduction of up to 64%.
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Construction

Additives: UV Stabilizers for TPO Roofing and Durable Molded PE Goods

Two new HALS-based stabilizers from Solvay Polymer Additives developed to meet industry trends for higher weatherability performance in TPO roofing membranes and durable molded PE goods.
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Commodity Resins

Additives: UV Stabilizer for Long-Term Weatherability of PE Greenhouse Films

Adeka/Amfine Chemical develops low-basicity HALS that resists sulfur fumigation and allows for long-term weatherability of agricultural PE films. 
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Molds & Tooling

PPA Inducts Eight New Members

Plastics Pioneers Association adds to membership roster following April meeting.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Automotive

SABIC & Partners Collaborate to Produce 'Revolutionary' Thermoplastic Composite Vehicle Panel

Cost-effective and lightweight vehicle panels produced using SABIC’s Udmax tape in a one-shot compression molding process challenges panels made of metal or thermosets.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Construction

Mixed Bag for Prices of the Five Major Commodity Resins at Start of Q2

Prices of PE, PVC and PET roll over; PP drops; and PS moves up.
#pet #polystyrene #pvc

Packaging

Flexible Packaging Made by Bemis, TC Transcontinental Key Among FPA's 2019 Award Winners

FPA’s 2019 highest achievement award given to Molson Coors 12-pack cooler bag produced by Bemis.
#pet #polyolefins