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Performance Polypropylene: New Grades Tackle 'Engineering' Applications & Sustainability
New versions of this ultra-versatile material compete with more expensive ‘engineering’ resins and enhanced sustainability in applications from automotive and E&E to packaging, consumer goods and building construction.

New Partnership Seeks to Improve Polypropylene Recycling

New Partnership Seeks to Improve Polypropylene Recycling
This industry-wide collaborative will address key opportunities in recycling polypropylene.

Industrial-Scale Renewable PP Underway at Borealis' Belgium Plants

Industrial-Scale Renewable PP Underway at Borealis' Belgium Plants
While new developments in biobased plastics continue, might the effort to combat Covid-19 lead to some delays and a temporary suspension of bans of single-use ‘virgin’ plastic items?

Borealis is Now Producing Certified Renewable PP

Borealis is Now Producing Certified Renewable PP
Said to represent a milestone in sustainable PP, these resins are being produced at Borealis’ two production facilities in Belgium.

Titus MRF services

Pacific Northwest Recycling Project Releases Results From Pilot Program
The project made use of a portable Secondary Material Recovery Facility (Secondary MRF) that operated for 60 days in Portland, receiving, sorting and measuring the possible recovery from two types of material streams from four MRFs located in Oregon and Washington.

SABIC will encourage sustainability with bio-renewable and recycled feedstocks and designing lightweight packaging.

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.

Materials: Broader Range of Biobased and Recycled Resins to Debut at K 2019
Albis Plastics is among several companie to feature an expanded ‘greener’ portfolio of resins and compounds. 

ExxonMobil Chemical Baytown

PE & PP Prices Down
A buyer’s market for both polyolefins could continue though this quarter and into the fourth. 

New Recycling Demonstration Project to Launch in Oregon
The project aims to demonstrate how a wider range of materials can be captured from the curbside recycling stream.

LyondellBasell Produces Family of Bio-Based Polyolefins
LBI’s collaboration with Neste marks the first time bio-based PP and bio-based LPDE were produced simultaneously at commercial scale.

The 2017 Ford F-150's open/close valve actuation system--made of polyacetal+PTFE and nylon 6--won the powertrain category and was the grand award winner.

Several Thermoplastic 'Firsts' Among 2018 SPE Automotive Awards
With the addition of an Additive Manufacturing slot, all nine categories exemplify innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

General Polymers Adds A.Schulman's Compounds to its Arsenal
The new distribution agreement includes A. Schulman’s broad and ever-expanding product portfolio.

LyondellBasell Advanced Polymer Solutions

LyondellBasell's Advanced Polymer Solutions Business to Focus on Diverse Market Applications
New business combines LyondellBasell's PP compounding assets with A. Schulman’s product portfolio. 

SABIC thermocomp

NPE2018: News in Materials & Additives
Here’s more news in engineering resins, TPEs, bioplastics, polyolefin film grades, PVC, and a range of additives from the Big Show not reported in all our other previous coverage.

LyondellBasell Completes Acquisition of A. Schulman
Company forms new Advanced Polymer Solutions business segment.

LyondellBasell Braskem

Braskem Celebrates 30th Birthday of Spheripol PP Process
Potential acquisition by LBI  would bring the technology back to its original home.

LyondellBasell in Early Discussions on Braskem Acquisition
Braskem confirms potential acquisition is under consideration in joint statement.

LyondellBasell LaPorte, Texas Hyperzone PE

LyondellBasell Focuses on Technology, Capacity for HDPE, PP; Plans Recycling and Compounding Expansion
LBI's plans are in keeping with annual demand growth of 4% for HDPE and nearly 5% for PP.

A. Schulman Emphasizes Growth in Building & Construction
A. Schulman is aiming for further material advancements that provide weatherability, UV protection, and strength over traditional building products. 

LyondellBasell to Acquire A.Schulman
Acquisition to create an industry-leading compounding business.

PP LFT structural active grille shutter

Winners of 2017 SPE Automotive Awards Wow with Many ‘Firsts’
Innovative, transferable, and intelligent use of thermoplastics capture eight of nine categories.

Product Categories of LyondellBasell

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing/Prototyping Materials)
Antiblocking Concentrates
Antioxidant Concentrates
Antistat Concentrates
ASA Copolymers and Alloys
Biodegradable, Photodegradable Resins and Compounds
Blowing Agents--Concentrates
Color Concentrates, Solid
Color Dyes, Pigments
Conductive Additives
Crosslinking Agents for Thermoplastics
Custom Compounding, Formulating--Thermoplastics
Custom Size-reduction (Grinding) Services
Ethylene Copolymers and Alloys - Other
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Expandable Polyolefin Bead
Flame Retardant Concentrates
Impact Modifiers
Nucleating/Clarifying Agents
Nylon/Abs Alloys
Nylon--Type 6
Nylon--Type 612
Nylon--Type 66
Odor Neutralizers
Polyamide, Aromatic
Polycarbonate/ABS Alloys
Polycarbonate/Polyester Alloy
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PET Type
Polyetheretheketone (PEEK), Polyetherketone (PEK) and Other Polyketones
Polyimide (Thermoplastic)
Polylactide (PLA) Polymers
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
Polyphthalamide (PPA)
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)
Processing Aids--Polymeric Type
Reinforcements--Carbon or Graphite Fiber
Reinforcements--Glass Fiber
Slip Agent Concentrates
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Polyamide Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Polyester Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Styrenic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Vinyl Type
UV Stabilizer Concentrates