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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.

Agilyx Launches New Feedstock Management Company
Agilyx also announced changes to its executive team and board of directors in preparation for a public financing listing expected by year end in the Nordic region.  

ExxonMobil Collaborates with the Nonwoven Institute (NWI) to Help Accelerate Face Mask Production for Frontliners During the Coronavirus Crisis
ExxonMobil has donated 146,000 lb of PP and PP-based performance polymers to NWI for nonwoven fabrics used in medical face masks in the fight against COVID-19

NatureWorks Partners with Nonwoven Institute in N95 Mask Production for Coronavirus Fight
Amidst the coronavirus crisis, NatureWorks has donated PLA bioplastic to produce as many as 2 million/week reusable N95 masks from a new nonwoven structure. 

Coronavirus and Oil Price Collapse Could Delay Second Wave of Planned Olefin/Polyolefin Projects
ISIS Chemical editor shares insights on projected slowdown of U.S. and global chemical investment wave.

Kellogg's Bear Naked Granola Now in All-PE Pouch With Barrier
Kellogg is exploring opportunities with several of its other brands to offer fully-recyclable stand-up pouches.

'Circular Economy' Dominates Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019
New product launches from materials suppliers at the giant show shine light on sustainability. 

All-PE structures have already gained a lead in both food and non-food applications.

Recyclable All-PE Pouches: Sustainable Opportunity for Film Extruders
Sustainability and the Circular Economy are both a challenge and an opportunity to flexible packaging producers. Recyclable pouches based on all-PE multilayer structures, utilizing new resins and perhaps techniques like MDO or biaxial orientation, appear to be major contenders against glass, metal, and multi-material film structures.

all plastic Stajvelo electric bike

K 2019 Slideshow: New Resins, New Applications in Materials
Ascend, Borealis, Borouge, Braskem, Dow, ExxonMobil, Nova, SABIC, and Solvay came to Düsseldorf with new applications, including pouches, shrink film, cable ties, flip tops, all-plastic bikes, as well as new materials.

ExxonMobil to Highlight New Sustainable Solutions and Innovative Applications at K 2019
Look for new recyclable full PE laminated packaging solutions and new ‘extreme performance’ and high-heat resistant PE and PP films.

ExxonMobil to Highlight Sustainability in Packaging, Consumer Goods, Automotive & More at K 2019
Look for new recyclable full PE laminated packaging solutions and new ‘extreme performance’ PE and PP films.

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

Materials: New Generation of TPVs for Corner Mold Automotive Seals
DuPont’s advanced silicone additives enable next-generation of ExxonMobil’s Santoprene TPVs with better bonding to EPDM and low COF for easy operation of doors, windows.

ExxonMobil Starts Up New PE Production Line
Focus is on high-performance materials used for liquid and food packagin, construction liners and agricultural films.

ExxonMobil and SABIC to Proceed with Olefins/PE Joint Venture
A major 50/50 olefins joint venture project first announced in 2016, by ExxonMobil Chemical and SABIC, has received final environmental regulatory approval.

Materials: Two Performance PE Film Grades for Quality Flexible Packaging Debut at Chinaplas 2019
ExxonMobil had added two new grades to its family of Exceed metallocene hexene LLDPE film resins. 

ExxonMobil Doubles Capacity of Santoprene Thermoplastic Elastomers in Wales
Santoprene TPVs get play in lightweighting  and sustainability of automotive parts and consumer goods. 

ExxonMobil to Expand Vistamaxx Production and Enter Linear Alpha Olefins Market
The move will enhance the company’s portfolio of ethylene-propylene specialty elastomers which have found broad use since their 2003 launch.

Italian machine builder Macchi ran this 5-layer line to make all-PE film for easily recyclable stand-up pouches

Hot Half-Dozen Applications Driving Developments in PE
Sustainability, consumer convenience, and evolving e-commerce packaging are driving new advances in polyethylene. 

Photo: Starlinger

Specialty Materials for Enhanced PE Recyclate
At least three major PE suppliers are targeting PE post-consumer recyclate with specialty materials and technologies that target high-value reuse.

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.

Product Categories of ExxonMobil Chemical

Ethylene Copolymers and Alloys - Other
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
HDPE
Impact Modifiers
Ionomers
LDPE
LLDPE
MDPE
Plasticizers
Polypropylene (including Copolymers)
Processing Aids--Other Organic Types
Processing Aids--Polymeric Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Styrenic Type