#POLYOLEFINS

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.  

Commodity Resins

Additives: Laser Marking Masterbatches for Polyolefin Films

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

Packaging

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%.

Biopolymers

Materials: 'Premium' Polyolefins Produced with Renewable Feedstock

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

Packaging

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.

Medical

Polyplastics to Expand Topas COC Production

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

Recycled Materials

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.

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.

Consumer Products

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.

Packaging

Materials: Thermoforming PP Grade Designed as PET Replacement

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

Sheet Extrusion

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.

Consumer Products

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.

Commodity Resins

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

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

Commodity 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.

Packaging

Testing: Thickness Measurement & Dimensional Gauging in One System for Plastic Containers

Agr’s Gawis 4D all-in-one system is well suited for measuring PE, PP and PET containers and preforms.

Electronics

Albis Plastics Separated Distribution and Compounding Businesses

Albis’ compounding business now operating as Mocom, a separate company from Albis resin distribution.

Commodity Resins

Materials: Glass and Carbon Fiber-Reinforced PP for Automotive

Borealis brings its Fibremod PP technology to North America which boasts flexible designs with reduced weight and cost in automotive applications, 

Commodity Resins

Commodity Resin Prices Rebound

Resurgence in exports, stronger domestic demand, higher feedstock costs push prices back up for PE, PP, PS, PVC—but not PET.

Packaging

Aptar Food + Beverage Launches PP Seafood Packaging System that Maintains Quality and Freshness

Aptar’s new SeaWell Seafood PP packaging system contains a 100% food-contact-safe absorbents blend. 

Packaging

New to Using Color Concentrates? Follow These Tips to Improve Results

With a focus on highly loaded color concentrates, here is a guide for processors of rigid packaging and building products on how to specify the appropriate colorant for these applications.

Consumer Products

Custom Molder Helps Entrepreneurs Choose Optimal Colorants for Successful Product Launches

Blue Ring Technologies has zeroed-in on Chroma’s highly-loaded G2 colorant system for the production of high-quality parts.