NEWS

PUBLISHED: 6/2/2020

Biobased PEF Bottle Aimed at Substituting Conventional PET

Avantium teams up with major beverage producers to make PEF bottles. 


PUBLISHED: 5/28/2020

Covestro and Neste Collaboration Underway for Renewable PC Raw Materials

Strategic cooperation between Covestro and Neste aimed at replacing a significant portion of fossil raw materials used in polycarbonate resins.


PUBLISHED: 5/28/2020

Encina Turning Plastic Waste Into Renewable Base Chemicals and Fuels

Encina’s initial U.S. facility will implement the proprietary technology to produce the valuable renewable chemicals and can take plastic in varying conditions – from post-consumer, mixed plastics to ocean plastics.


PUBLISHED: 5/27/2020

Garner Industries Adds Injection Molding Machine

The Nebraska-based customer manufacturer added a 400-ton Toyo press, its second new machine addition of 2020.


PUBLISHED: 5/27/2020

Brentwood Plastics Providing PPE Materials During Coronavirus Crisis

Brentwood’s is supplying PE film generally used for packaging and other applications for making impermeabile isolation gowns for healthcare worker in the fight against COVID-19.


PUBLISHED: 5/27/2020

Engineered Polyolefins Compounder Mytex Polymers Plans Expansion

Mytex Polymers has opted to invest in expanding capacity at its Georgia facility to meet demand for long glass fiber PP compounds.


PUBLISHED: 5/27/2020

3D Printing Providing Opportunities During COVID-19

A look at two companies working on 3D-printed PPE equipment.


PUBLISHED: 5/26/2020

North American Plastics Machinery Shipments Contract in First Quarter

Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, overall shipments decreased by nearly 20%, while extrusion business and exports expanded, according to the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS).


PUBLISHED: 5/26/2020

M. Holland to Distribute Braskem Polypropylene Filament for 3D Printing Applications

M. Holland will exclusively distribute Braskem’s high-performing polypropylene to support its clients with prototype and applications development.


PUBLISHED: 5/22/2020

Toray's Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Advances Poised to Enhance Cost/Performance of Molded Products

Toray Industries’ high tensile modulus carbon fiber thermoplastic pellets said to be optimized for injection molding of complex, rigid and lightweight parts.