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Published: 6/5/2019

VIDEO: Chinaplas 2019 Draws Record Crowds
Chinaplas 2019 (May 21-24) drew a new record crowd of 163,314 to Guangzhou, filling halls that were already packed with technology full with attendees. 

Published: 5/9/2019

Could the Plastics Industry Become Collateral Damage in a Trade War?
The plastics industry is a global one, and at this time, it’s caught in the transcontinental crossfire of a slow simmering trade war.

Published: 5/3/2019

Polymers that Change Fluorescence or Color When Under Mechanical Load Under Investigation
A Swiss-Japanese university team is investigating a sensor molecule (“mechanophore”) that emits fluorescent light that could be used as a built-in warning for when parts are near failure.

Published: 4/18/2019

SABIC & Partners Collaborate to Produce 'Revolutionary' Thermoplastic Composite Vehicle Panel
Cost-effective and lightweight vehicle panels produced using SABIC’s Udmax tape in a one-shot compression molding process challenges panels made of metal or thermosets.

Published: 4/11/2019

Mixed Bag for Prices of the Five Major Commodity Resins at Start of Q2
Prices of PE, PVC and PET roll over; PP drops; and PS moves up.

Published: 2/13/2019

Carbon, Lamborghini Partner on 3D-Printed Auto Parts
Carbon’s partnerships with automakers like Ford, BMW and Lamborghini show an emerging trend to use digital fabrication for production at scale. 

Published: 2/6/2019

Flat-to-Upward Pricing for PE, PP, PS, PVC, and PET
The pricing trajectory appears to be flat-to-upwards for the five highest volume commodity resins moving to first quarter’s end. 

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.