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Published: 9/17/2018

Biobased PLA Composite Used in World's First 'Circular' Car
Total Corbion’s high-heat PLA and natural flax fiber sandwich panels were used for the car’s structural parts.

Published: 9/13/2018

NIST Looks at Big Picture of Nanoparticle Manufacturing
New paper aims to identify problems that are common for different materials, processes and applications.

Published: 9/12/2018

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. 

Published: 9/11/2018

Plastics Go To Washington
The annual Fly In hosted by leading plastics-affiliated trade associations pushes the plastics processing industry to top of mind for elected officials in D.C.

Published: 9/6/2018

Pricing Trajectory is Flat-to-Down for Most Volume Resins
Nylons 6 and 66 are the key exceptions due to tightness of feedstock and resin.

Published: 9/5/2018

Polyplastics Uses CAE to Forecast Deformation of LCP Connectors During Production
LCP parts can expand considerably in the high-temperature conditions of the reflow process, potentially affecting product flatness.

Published: 8/28/2018

Market Trends in Polymer Additive Manufacturing
Unlike the BetaMax/VHS technology debate, all the established polymer print technologies have a viable long-term role to play in the 3D-printing industry.

Published: 8/7/2018

Victrex Develops PAEK for Additive Manufacturing; Leads Consortium for Advancing AM Technologies
New generation materials rival earlier versions for both laser sintering and fusion filament fabrication processes.

Published: 8/2/2018

Prices Flat for PE, PVC; Down for PS; Up for PP, PET
Contrary feedstock and demand trends lead to divergent pricing behavior.

Published: 8/2/2018

Growth in PP Compounds Driven by Engineering Developments
AMI Consulting's new study sees strong demand from automotive and appliances for PP compounds.