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Recycled Materials

Tupperware to Expand it Sustainable Product Portfolio with Tritan Renew

Eastman’s Tritan Renew gains further commercial traction.

Recycled Materials

American Styrenics and Agilyx to Collaborate on Advanced Recycling Facility

AmSty will use Agilyx’s advanced pyrolysis technology to convert post-use PS to styrene monomer.

Commodity Resins

New Industry Guidelines for Recycle Content in Food Packaging

PLASTICS has published the highly-anticipated guidance document.

Medical

Clear, Transparent Nylon for Steam Sterilization of Medical Products

EMS-Grivory’s new Grilamid TR HT 200 amorphous nylon boasts an above 90%.

Commodity Resins

LDPE and LLDPE Made of 100% PCR

Nova Chemicals has launched its first three 100% PE-PCR resins for flexible film applications.

Engineering Resins

Pre-Colored Medical ABS Compounds for Laser Marking

Elix Polymers’ specialty medical pre-colored ABS compounds are based on existing biocompatible M203FC and M205FC.

Engineering Resins

PPS Replaces Metal and Rubber in Automotive Thermal Management Systems

Solvay’s Ryton PPs mono-layer extrusion grade shown to be optimized for new corrugated tubing.  

Engineering Resins

‘First’ Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic Portfolio Launched

SABIC appears to be in the forefront of introducing recycled materials from ocean bound plastic.  

Recycled Materials

PIR Content TPEs for Automotive Exteriors

Kraiburg TPE’s new series of compounds to help European OEMs use optimum materials for future automotive exterior applications.

Engineering Resins

Radici is Significantly Expanding Global Production Capacity

Radici’s expansion include new plants in Mexico and China and capacity expansion of engineering resins in North America and Europe

Engineering Resins

Antimicrobial Fluoropolymer Compounds for Extruded Film Applications

AGC’s new Fluon+  EM-20010 ETFE antimicrobial compounds said to reduce growth of COVID-19 and dangerous bacteria.

Elastomers

Recycled-Content TPEs for Overmolding Globally Expanded

Avient has expanded its reSound R recycled-content TPE range in North America and Asia that are compatible with PC, ABS, and PC/ABS and launched over 80% recycled content versions in Europe.

Recycled Materials

Eastman’s First Sustainability-Based Agreement with a Major Prestige Beauty House Involves its Chemically Recycled Renew PET Copolymer Portfolio

Eastman’s agreement with The Estée Lauder Companies expected to help drive greater use of recycled or recyclable plastics in luxury cosmetics packaging.

Recycled Materials

PFE Further Expands into the European Plastics Recycling Industry

PFE is not only the first U.S. testing facility to achieve accreditation to perform RecyClass testing, but is also the world’s only lab accredited to perform testing in all four product categories

Engineering Resins

Halogen-Free FR Glass-Reinforced Nylon 66 Compounds for Automotive, Appliance and Power Tool Housings and Electronic Devices

Teknor Apex’s new Creamid nylon 66 compounds make possible parts consolidations in applications with stringent mechanical & aesthetic requirements.    

Engineering Resins

BASF Issues Price Increases on Plastic Additives and Nylon 6

Price adjustments attributed to volatility in pricing and availability of raw materials and high freight rates.

Engineering Resins

PPSU for Injection Stretch & Extrusion Blow Molding and Injection Molding of Bottles

BASF’s Ultrason P 2010 and P 3010 expand the company’s PPSU portfolio and allow high-quality bottles to be made by three processes.

Engineering Resins

Bamberger Polymers Now North American Distributor for Domo’s Nylon Compounds

Domo’s Domamid, Econamid and Domonyl nylon 6 and 66 compounds available from Bamberger Polymers.

Recycled Materials

Renewable Styrenic Polymers Launched

Ineos Styrolution offers its first specialty thermoplastics based on renewable styrene.  

Electronics

‘First’ Carbon Fiber Smartphone Developed by German Startup

Lanxess Tepex dynalite 208 TPU is the matrix material for Carbon Mobile’s ultra-thin and extremely light smartphone.

Recycled Materials

Chemically Recycled EPS Adopted by Leading European Home Appliance Manufacturer

BSH Hausgeräte to use chemically recycled EPS bead from BASF for ‘luxury’ line of dishwashers  

Biopolymers

Danimer Scientific and Mars Wrigley Partner to Develop Innovative Home Compostable Packaging

Using DanimerScientific’s PHA biopolymer, Mars Wrigley will leverage its portfolio of iconic treats and snacks to enable consumer to compost at home.  

Recycled Materials

Agilyx Collaborates with Maire Tecnimont for Global Chemical Recyling Projects

The partners will utilize Agilyx’ advanced pyrolysis technology to convert mixed waste plastics into high-value products and fuels.

Engineering Resins

Polyketone-Based Compounds to Compete with Nylons 6, 66 and POM

Avient’s new Edgetek PKE and LubriOne PKE boast comparable performance and lower production-related CO2 levels than Nylons 6 and 66 and acetal.

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