AUTOMOTIVE

Post-Industrial Recycling

Recycled Resin Gains Molder a Green Niche

Injection molder AGS Technology uses compounding know-how to turn old scrap into new auto parts that satisfy performance and sustainability goals.
#sustainability

Automotive

Materials: UHMW-PE with Higher Strength and Durability

DSM’s new Trosar UHMW-PE targeted to hard and soft ballistic armoring, air-cargo containers, cable, radomes as well as ropes, nets, and slings. 
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Construction

Materials: Partially Biobased PC Film

Covestro’s Makrofol EC film contains more than 50% of its carbon content sourced from plant-based biomass.

Consumer Products

Covestro and Neste Collaboration Underway for Renewable PC Raw Materials

Strategic cooperation between Covestro and Neste aimed at replacing a significant portion of fossil raw materials used in polycarbonate resins.

Automotive

Engineered Polyolefins Compounder Mytex Polymers Plans Expansion

Mytex Polymers has opted to invest in expanding capacity at its Georgia facility to meet demand for long glass fiber PP compounds.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Automotive

North American Plastics Machinery Shipments Contract in First Quarter

Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, overall shipments decreased by nearly 20%, while extrusion business and exports expanded, according to the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS).

Automotive

Toray's Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Advances Poised to Enhance Cost/Performance of Molded Products

Toray Industries’ high tensile modulus carbon fiber thermoplastic pellets said to be optimized for injection molding of complex, rigid and lightweight parts. 
#nanocomposites

Automotive

Covestro's Thermally Conductive PC First to be Used for Auto LED Fog Lamp Housing

The LED fog lamp housing made of Covestro’s Makrolon TC8030 PC was among a handful of material category finalists in the 2019 Annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards competition.

Packaging

Price of PP First to Plunge; PE, PS, PVC, PET Are Next

Coronavirus fallout: Slowing demand, higher resin inventories, low global material prices, plus labor and transportation challenges.
#polystyrene #pvc #pet

Elastomers

Materials: Unusual Crosslinkable Elastomers Outperform TPVs, Silicones and Thermoset Rubbers

PolyOne’s new Barricade Elastomers offer high-temperature compression set performance, easier processing and lighter weight.