Priority Plastics is thinking big—large, wide-mouth containers and drums, that is—to offer new concepts to the U.S. market. The company is launching lines of industrial and consumer packaging made on machinery said to offer capabilities not seen before in the U.S.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
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.
ExxonMobil’s new Paxon SP5504 HDPE boasts excellent ESCR without compromising stiffness, impact, top load performance, or processability
In 2020, Braskem launched polypropylene for fused filament fabrication, SLS powder bed fusion, and industrial scale pellet extrusion.
Repsol and TectoTek seek to jointly develop new PP-based Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE).
Selective PP reinforcements from Integrated Composite Products (ICP) offer significant improvements in strength, stiffness and impact properties.
Ampacet’s new Pearl 36 cavitating masterbatch for BOPP film boasts high efficiency and outstanding film aesthetics and opacity.
Processors and resin makers step up; biobased/renewable PP makes commercial strides; BOPE makes inroads as monolayer contender; and, performance PP for engineering applications & sustainability 'shines'.
Lilli Manolis Sherman
Ampacet expands range of laser marketing masterbatch solutions with Laser Mark Flex technology for flexible applications.
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%.
Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
The innovative TF-BOPE film resulted from SABIC’s teaming up with two film converters and a packaging machine manufacturer.
New plant for ‘recyclable’ Topas cyclic olefin copolymer planned by Polyplastics
The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.
Polypropylene (PP) shortages have forced many processors to move to lower grade resins at the cost of lower performance and processability. Milliken’s DeltaMax Performance Modifiers upgrade these materials to enhance impact resistance, melt flow rates, and sustainability through the use of more recycled material.
OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway.
Nick Vafiadis with IHS Markit shares how the polyethylene industry is growing both globally and in the U.S.
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At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.
Factors include strong domestic and/or export demand, tighter supplier inventories, and higher feedstock costs resulting from production outages.
Nova Chemicals’ new Novapol TRx0338-U and TRx0535-U boast accelerated production, lower costs and increased production flexibility.
As the third quarter was coming to an end, prices of nearly all volume resins were higher or heading that way. But flat or even lower prices are seen ahead.
Lilli Manolis Sherman
Braskem’s newest Inspire PP grade is an alternative to PET for thermoformed consumer packaging applications.
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.
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.
With an AAGR of 11.8%, PE resin consumption is anticipated to reach 52.9 million lb in this market by 2022.
Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.
Lanxess’ Jose Chirino to present a roadmap for future mobility with a discussion on automotive plastics and polymer composites.