Freezing Weather Conditions in the Gulf Coast Suspend Production of Polyolefins


Several Texas-based olefin/polyolefin production facilities shuttered.

Universal Robot Receives New President


The Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots announced that Kim Povlsen will become president effective March 1.

ACS Group Names New Northeast Regional Sales Manager


Auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has hired Jason Spangler as its new northeast regional sales manager.

Milliken Joins Global Organization for PHA to Drive Adoption of Biodegradable Polymers in Single-Use Packaging


Existing and new additives technology from Milliken will be aimed at improving the processing performance, aesthetics and other key attributes of PHA biopolymers.  

Eastman’s ‘Acetate Renew’ to be Used By Luxury Eyewear Manufacturer


Thélios to use Mazzucchelli new acetate sheet made from Eastman’s  chemically recycled acetate.

Glycon Announces Changes to Management Team


Expanded roles for Jon Kuhman, John Phelan.

Nordson Names New Veep, Pelletizing Manager


Jesus Crespo, Curtis Hatchitt join firm.

Long Fiber Reinforced Nylon Composite Replaces Aluminum Motor Housing


Avient’s Complēt LFT thermoplastic composite chosen by food processing equipment maker Bettcher to replace the cast aluminum support yoke of its Quantum Motor.

Sustainable Global Packaging for Toilet Cleansers


Henkel’s new packaging for two brands of cleaners boast more recycle content.

New Form of 3D-Printed Material Aimed at Lighter, Safer Car Designs and More


Team of researchers led by University of Glasgow combined polyolefins with multiwall carbon nanotubes to come up with a new plate-lattice cellular ‘metamaterial’ with impressive impact resistance.