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Published: 12/1/2019

2019 Ends with Lower Prices for Commodity Resins
Global demand slowdown and oversupply end the year with a buyers’ market.

Published: 12/1/2019

Cut Operating Costs—and Headaches with the Right Hydraulic Oil
A big automotive molder found that switching hydraulic oils had a major impact on downtime, maintenance, and energy efficiency.

Published: 10/1/2019

Auto Filters Get Superior Seals with Servo Ultrasonic Welding
Automotive Tier 1 gets stronger welds and shorter cycle times in assembly of small transmission filters—results not possible with vibration welding.

Published: 10/1/2019

Prices for Nearly All Volume Resins Down
Flat pricing projected in fourth quarter for volume resins.

Published: 10/1/2019

Lower or Flat Prices Ahead
Slowed demand, sufficient supplies, and lower global prices could serve to push down U.S. prices of most commodity resins.

Published: 9/1/2019

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.

Published: 9/1/2019

Flat or Softer Prices Ahead
Ample resin supplies outstripping demand are likely to keep commodity resin prices flat to lower.

Published: 7/1/2019

Molder of Large Totes Save Material & Energy Costs with Recycled PP
Aaron Industries’ 100% recycled PP compound fortified with Milliken’s specialty modifier boosts MFI and retains strength.

Published: 7/1/2019

A Bright Future for Thermally Conductive Plastics
Lighter weight, lower cost, and greater impact strength, moldability and customization are rapidly driving demand for thermoplastics that help keep electronics, lighting and car engines cool.

Published: 6/1/2019

Placing a Bet on Bioplastics
Steinwall has put years of R&D into learning to design and mold with biopolymers and natural-fiber reinforcements. Now that groundwork is beginning to pay off.