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Recycled Materials

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Earns APR Recognition for Recyclability with HDPE

Polyplastics is developing key data to support industrywide sustainability efforts that will allow companies to confidently use its Topas COC to enhance the performance of recyclable products.

Commodity Resins

HDPE Represents a Step-Change in Performance for Blow Molded Bottles and Containers

ExxonMobil’s new Paxon SP5504 HDPE boasts excellent ESCR without compromising stiffness, impact, top load performance, or processability

Additive Manufacturing

Braskem Expanding into the 3D Printing Market

In 2020, Braskem launched polypropylene for fused filament fabrication, SLS powder bed fusion, and industrial scale pellet extrusion.

Electronics

Polyolefin Supplier Repsol and IMSE Provider TactoTek to Develop Optimized PP for Smart Surfaces

Repsol and TectoTek seek to jointly develop new PP-based Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE).

Commodity Resins

Continuous Fiber Reinforced Inserts for Large Flat PP Parts

Selective PP reinforcements from Integrated Composite Products (ICP) offer significant improvements in strength, stiffness and impact properties.

Commodity Resins

Additives: High-Performance Organic Cavitating Masterbatch for White-Opaque BOPP Packaging

Ampacet’s new Pearl 36 cavitating masterbatch for BOPP film boasts high efficiency and outstanding film aesthetics and opacity.  

Packaging

Additives: Laser Marking Masterbatches for Polyolefin Films

Ampacet expands range of laser marketing masterbatch solutions with Laser Mark Flex technology for flexible applications.

Commodity Resins

First Recyclable Retort Pouch

Starting with cat food, Amcor and Nestlé are launching a breakthrough in recyclable packaging that will improve the environmental footprint of consumer packaging up to 60%.

Automotive

Materials: 'Premium' Polyolefins Produced with Renewable Feedstock

Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.

Commodity Resins

SABIC Collaboration Leads to TF-BOPE Frozen Food Packaging with Less Material Consumption

The innovative TF-BOPE film resulted from SABIC’s teaming up with two film converters and a packaging machine manufacturer.

Commodity Resins

Polyplastics to Expand Topas COC Production

New plant for ‘recyclable’ Topas cyclic olefin copolymer planned by Polyplastics                                                        

Packaging

BASF's Sicopal Black Gets Expanded FDA Clearance for Recycling

The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.

Engineering Resins

Graphene Nanomodified Glass-Reinforced Nylon 66 Holds Much Promise for New Automotive Applications

OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway. 

Commodity Resins

My NPE: Highlights of the Polyethylene Industry

Nick Vafiadis with IHS Markit shares how the polyethylene industry is growing both globally and in the U.S.

Commodity Resins

GPS Online October 21–23: PE Market Update

The global polyethylene market has proven remarkably resilient in the face of a global economic recession, historic energy and feedstock price volatility, a global pandemic, and lockdowns impacting global cities large and small. Register for GPS Online to hear how the industry will respond as the world recovers from COVID-19 and massive global capacity additions are brought online.

Packaging

PolyQuest to Expand rPET Production and Evaluating Polyolefins PCR Business

At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.

Commodity Resins

Prices Up for All Commodity Resins

Factors include strong domestic and/or export demand, tighter supplier inventories, and higher feedstock costs resulting from production outages. 

Construction

Materials: Next-Generation PE Rotational Molding Resins

Nova Chemicals’ new Novapol TRx0338-U and TRx0535-U boast accelerated production, lower costs and increased production flexibility.

Commodity Resins

Materials: Thermoforming PP Grade Designed as PET Replacement

Braskem’s newest Inspire PP grade is an alternative to PET for thermoformed  consumer packaging applications.

Commodity Resins

Breaking Barriers: Sheet Processor Makes Move on High-End Packaging Market

Impact Plastics sets up new brand with game-changing disruptive technology that combines a novel PP with customized equipment that looks to upend the business of extruded sheet for barrier food packaging.

Electronics

Performance Polypropylene: New Grades Tackle 'Engineering' Applications & Sustainability

New versions of this ultra-versatile material compete with more expensive ‘engineering’ resins and enhanced sustainability in applications from automotive and E&E to packaging, consumer goods and building construction.

Commodity Resins

PE Film Market Snapshot 2020: Candy

With an AAGR of 11.8%, PE resin consumption is anticipated to reach 52.9 million lb in this market by 2022.

Automotive

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.

Engineering Resins

SPE ACCE 2020 Virtual Event to Feature Lanxess' Technical Director as First Keynote Speaker

Lanxess’ Jose Chirino to present a roadmap for future mobility with a discussion on automotive plastics and polymer composites.

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