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As Seen In Plastics Technology

Invista Shares Insights on Nylon 66 Value Chain Growth
Key investments in ADN capacity underway by Invista aimed at ensuring nylon 66 supply and growth. 

Nylon 66: Pricing & Supply Issues Spur Processors to Consider Alternatives
While the nylon 66 tightness may not prove long-lasting, resin suppliers, compounders, and distributors have mobilized to offer processors an array of ‘replacement’ materials. 

Ascend’s XHT heat-resistant nylon 6,6

Bracing for Possible Supply Shortage of Nylon 66
PolySource, for one, has been preparing for this with alternatives it offers. How big is this concern? Who’s working on solutions, including alternative offerings?

Solvay Technyl 4 Earth nylon 66

New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.

Materials at NPE: New Solutions to Enhance Processing, Performance, Sustainability & Cost
There was no shortage of new thermoplastics and additives covering the full range of end-use applications.

Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’
As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks.

Price Hikes On Nylon 66 and 6 Underway?
While price increases for nylon 66 are attributed to supply contraints, those for nylon 6 are linked to upward raw material costs.

Transparent Nylons That Can Also Be Used As Additives
Dual-function transparent nylons from Invista make debut at NPE2015.

Long-Fiber Thermoplastics Grab Attention At Automotive Composites Conference
LFT looks promising in automotive, with lightweighting, balanced stiffness and toughness, and processing advances as key attractions.

Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE
Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits.

Western Companies Step Up Patrols of Their IP In China
Western chemical companies have long cried foul when it comes to Chinese IP theft, but these days, they’re lawyering up and taking perpetrators to court.

MATERIALS: Invista Starts Pilot Nylon 12 Production
A new producer with its own unique precursor adds security to nylon 12 supply.

MATERIALS: Masterbatch Version of PolyShield Barrier Resin
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Invista has expanded its range of Polyshield modified-PET barrier resins with a new masterbatch version aimed particularly at barrier PET beer bottles.

Two Partnerships to Produce Biobased Butadiene
Last month saw the formation of two partnerships to produce biobased butadiene.

MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are among the new materials that made their debut at the big show in Orlando, Fla., last month.

Invista Enters Nylon Engineering Materials
At the recent NPE show in Chicago, Invista announced its new engineering polymers business, based in Mississauga, Ont.

PET Sheet Contains Up to 25% PCR
New rigid PET fillm and sheet from Invista Polymer and Resins, Wichita, Kan., contains up to 25% post-consumer recycled content and boasts color, clarity, and processability equivalent to 100% virgin APET for thermoformed food packaging.

PET for Thick-Wall Bottles Has Glass-Like Clarity
A new PET resin is designed to provide very high clarity and a wide processing window for molding thick-walled bottles and containers of unconventional sizes and shapes.

PET Resin Contains Up to 20% PCR
A new PET bottle resin containing up to 20% post-consumer recycled material boasts exceptional color, clarity, and dimensional stability for applications such as bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, juices, sports drinks, teas, foods, and household goods and cleaners.

PET Has Up to 20% PCR
WEB EXCLUSIVE A new PET resin containing up to 20% post-consumer recycled material boasts exceptional color, clarity, and dimensional stability for use in container applications such as bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, juices, sports drinks, teas, food products, and household goods and cleaners.

Product Categories of INVISTA

Nylon--Type 66
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PET Type