ExxonMobil’s new unimodal HDPE is said to represent a big leap in ESCR performance without compromising other properties.
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Delica AG has launched the new more sustainable coffee capsule for use in it proprietary Delizio capsule machines.
Ampacet’s Gemstones Collection said to provide a luxury reflective look to PE, HDPE and PP packaging and consumer products.
Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have launched new PP foam extrusion technology said to lower cost and increase efficiency.
Nova Chemicals has launched its first three 100% PE-PCR resins for flexible film applications.
BASF’s trinamiX adds new PE application for plastic sorting to its mobile NIR spectroscopy solution.
Compounder Polykemi and subsidiary Rondo Plast launch first of new PP-based compound and sustainable variants that boast both high scratch resistance and UV stability.
Supply constraints continue to be a key factor in further resin price increases.
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Agr’s Gawis 4D optical thickness profiler now can measure highly colored and low-light-transmission PE and PP bottles, as well as clear PET.
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.
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'.
Repsol and TectoTek seek to jointly develop new PP-based Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE).
The extraordinary Gulf Coast winter storm contributed to demand exceeding supply for nearly all resins. PP prices reacted most dramatically.
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Selective PP reinforcements from Integrated Composite Products (ICP) offer significant improvements in strength, stiffness and impact properties.
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.
Ampacet’s new Pearl 36 cavitating masterbatch for BOPP film boasts high efficiency and outstanding film aesthetics and opacity.
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.
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
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
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.
The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.
OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway.
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