NEWS

New Package Concept Offers Relief from PP Shortages & Soaring Prices

3/29/2021

A new IML approach that uses a thick paper label as most of the structure of a plastic container can slash resin use drastically—especially handy when resin supplies are tight and prices are soaring.

BASF Issues Price Increases on Plastic Additives and Nylon 6

3/26/2021

Price adjustments attributed to volatility in pricing and availability of raw materials and high freight rates.

Bamberger Polymers Now North American Distributor for Domo’s Nylon Compounds

3/25/2021

Domo’s Domamid, Econamid and Domonyl nylon 6 and 66 compounds available from Bamberger Polymers.

Petoskey Plastics Expands to Texas

3/24/2021

New $30-million facility will help film extruder meet growing demand.  

Arkema’s 40th Anniversary of its Pebax TPEs Includes Some Big Steps in Sustainability

3/24/2021

Among Arkema’s new Pebax developments is a wide portfolio of advanced bio-circular solutions.

SABIC and Eyewear Lens Maker Polyray Collaborate to Launch Renewable PC into Eyewear Applications

3/24/2021

SABIC’s certified renewable Lexan PC can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61% and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35%.

Pilot Plant to Produce Multipurpose Bioplastic from Soy Residue

3/24/2021

Four Finnish companies in collaboration to develop the first process to produce compostable bioplastic from food and feed production side streams.

Fresh Milk in Clear PET with 20% PCR

3/21/2021

Use of clear PET bottles for fresh milk is a growing trend, and Amcor offers up to 100% PCR content, as well as a UV barrier additive that doesn’t affect clarity.

Simulating Two-Shot Molding: How Does the First Shot Affect Overall Part Warpage?

3/21/2021

Moldex3D simulation can integrate analysis of the first-shot temperature, pressure, and fiber orientation into warpage analysis of the second shot.

‘First’ Carbon Fiber Smartphone Developed by German Startup

3/19/2021

Lanxess Tepex dynalite 208 TPU is the matrix material for Carbon Mobile’s ultra-thin and extremely light smartphone.