AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

Automotive

CARBO and PicOnyx Finalize Partnership for Production of M-Tone Black Pigments

M-Tone pigments are a unique family of functional black pigments for the plastics, paints, inks, coatings and adhesives markets.

Post-Consumer Recycling

New PLASTICS Report Shows Viable Market for Recycled Plastic Bumpers

Launched in 2015, the ELV Project was designed to study the viability of collecting and recycling plastic car parts, including car bumpers, to eventually be broken down and used as materials to make new products.

Additives

Perstrop's Non-Phthalate PVC Plasticizer Gets 'Green Light' from FDA

Pevalen polyester plasticizer approved for use in repeated-use PVC food-contact articles. 
#pvc

Engineering Resins

SABIC to Expand Capacity of Ultem PEI and Extem TPI

Significant investment in production expansion of SABIC’s high-heat resins underway.

Engineering Resins

BASF to Build Plants for Engineering Plastics and TPUs in China

BASF’s proposed integrated “Verbund” site in Zhanjiang will ‘host the first plants to contribute to global capacity for both engineering plastics and TPUs.

Engineering Resins

BASF Starts Up Expanded Compounding Plant in Mexico

At the newly expanded Altamira plant, BASF is producing Ultradur PBT and Ultramid nylon product lines. 

Automotive

Borealis Starts Up U.S. Based Compounding Plant for TPO and Short-Glass Fiber PP Compounds

The Taylorsville, N.C. plant has an initial capacit of 66 million lbs/yr.
#polyolefins

Consumer Products

ExxonMobil Doubles Capacity of Santoprene Thermoplastic Elastomers in Wales

Santoprene TPVs get play in lightweighting  and sustainability of automotive parts and consumer goods. 
#sustainability

Construction

Evonik Reorganizes its Business; Will Exit PPA Market

Focus of Evonilk’s reorganization is on specialty materials such as nylon 12, transparent nylons, and biopolymers. 

Consumer Products

DowDuPont to Complete Spin-Off of Companies

Following last month’s spin-off of a ‘new’ Dow, the spin-off of an independent DuPont materials company and the new Corteva agriculture firm will take place June 1.
#polyolefins #Elastomers