Eastman’s First Sustainability-Based Agreement with a Major Prestige Beauty House Involves its Chemically Recycled Renew PET Copolymer Portfolio


Eastman’s agreement with The Estée Lauder Companies expected to help drive greater use of recycled or recyclable plastics in luxury cosmetics packaging.

Cascadia Custom Molding Acquired by Private Equity Firm


Blue Point Capital Partners portfolio company, VRC Engineered Solutions, has acquired the custom injection molder with facilities in Idaho and Washington.

For Honeywell’s Aclar Edge Bottles, “The Pie Is Much Bigger Than We Thought”


High-moisture-barrier Aclar Edge bottles for liquid drugs are nearing commercialization, and much broader market opportunities are emerging.

New Package Concept Offers Relief from PP Shortages & Soaring Prices


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


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


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

Petoskey Plastics Expands to Texas


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


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


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


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