NEWS

PUBLISHED: 7/20/2017

General Polymers Further Expands its Thermoplastic Materials Portfolio

The less than a year-old company has expanded its geographic reach as well.


PUBLISHED: 7/19/2017

ChevronPhillips to Start Up Two New PE Units; Braskem to Build Large PP Plant

Some of the expected new PE capacity is coming on stream, while plans for what will be the largest PP unit in the Americas are underway.


PUBLISHED: 7/19/2017

Trinseo Expands into Soft-Touch Polymers Through Acquisition

Italy's API has a broad portfolio including TPEs, TPUs, EVA-based compounds, two component PU, as well as bioplastics.


PUBLISHED: 7/19/2017

Plastipak Wins Award for Direct Object Printing Technology

The patented DOP technology for packaging decoration facilitates rapid label changes & saves on logistical costs associated with physical labels.


PUBLISHED: 7/19/2017

PolyOne Expands Color Portfolio; Sells Former Spartech Business

New acquisition strengthens company's position in solid and liquid colorant technologies.


PUBLISHED: 7/18/2017

Plastics Personnel Moves: OCTEX, SPE, PLASTICS, battenfeld-cincinnati, and Engel

New president at OCTEX; new CEO at SPE; new chief economist at PLASTICS; recognition for employee at Engel and more.


PUBLISHED: 7/17/2017

Davis-Standard Opens Expanded Plant, Buys Maillefer

Machine builders adds space to accommodate blown film die manufacturing.


PUBLISHED: 7/17/2017

Thermal Care Names New Director, Sales & Marketing

Specialist in process cooling adds former Grainger exec.


PUBLISHED: 6/27/2017

Canadian Water Bottler Gets More Than Expected From New PET Recycling Line

Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling line recycles pre-washed post-consumer PET bottle flake.


PUBLISHED: 6/23/2017

Reports: U.S. Plastics Equipment Shipments Continue to Slip; Germany Forecasts Growth

Shipments of primary plastics equipment in the first quarter were 7.5% lower year over year, marking three straight quarters of contraction for the North American plastics machinery sector.


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