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Published: 1/22/2019

SABIC Acquires Majority Stake in Carbon Nanotube Business for Energy Storage Applications
Company confirms it is also examining this proprietary technology in various materials and applications.

Published: 1/17/2019

Carbon, Ford Collaborate on 3D-Printed End-Use Parts
At the 2019 North American International Auto Show, Carbon unveiled the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Co.

Published: 1/10/2019

Lower Prices for PP, PS, PE, PET; Flat for PVC
Low feedstock prices, higher supplier inventories and slowed demand in most cases are key drivers.

Published: 1/1/2019

Product Color Trends as Seen by Color Research Futurists
Clariant and PolyOne give peeks at what’s to come in 2020.

Published: 12/10/2018

Querétaro Makes Its Mark on the Global Injection Molding Map
Millions in foreign direct investment, direct flights from the U.S. and a new fully focused molding/mold making event announce the city’s arrival on the global molding scene.

Published: 12/4/2018

'Plug-and-Play' Bioplastic Platform Results in Various Grades of PC
Teysha Technologies' proprietary platform enables development of polymers that combine strength and toughness with hydrolytic breakdown to biologically beneficial byproducts at end of life. 

Published: 11/27/2018

Borealis Collaborates on Revolutionary Heat Recovery Technology
Partnering with Belgium's Qpinch, Borealis will be the first polyolefins producer to scale up the latter's technology for reducing carbon emissions while improving energy efficiency.

Published: 11/23/2018

New Lease Accounting Rules: Is Your Plastics Processing Business Ready?
As plastics processors ride the wave of recent record growth to contemplate new technology and machinery for their businesses, they should also consider upcoming changes to lease accounting rules.

Published: 11/22/2018

Honeycomb Core Sleeve Packs Set New Performance Standard
Sleeve packs produced with EconCore’s ThermHex technology outperform alternatives in container box compression tests. 

Published: 11/21/2018

2018’s Tooling Turndown: Temporary Hiccup or Longer Lasting Correction?
Leading industry consultant charts possible paths for the North American automotive tool and die industry going forward as the outlines of a realignment take shape.