COMMODITY RESINS

Compounding

New PP Foam Extrusion Technology

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have launched new PP foam extrusion technology said to lower cost and increase efficiency.  
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Commodity Resins

New Industry Guidelines for Recycle Content in Food Packaging

PLASTICS has published the highly-anticipated guidance document.
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Commodity Resins

Commodity Resin Prices Rise, But PP Falls

  Supply constraints continue to be a key factor in further resin price increases.
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Commodity Resins

LDPE and LLDPE Made of 100% PCR

Nova Chemicals has launched its first three 100% PE-PCR resins for flexible film applications.
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Recycled Materials

Scratch-Resistant PP for Complex Interior Automotive Applications

Compounder Polykemi and subsidiary Rondo Plast launch first of new PP-based compound and sustainable variants that boast both high scratch resistance and UV stability.
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Commodity Resins

Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials: Part 6

How the ‘Big 4’ commodity materials came to be.
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Recycled Materials

Chemically Recycled EPS Adopted by Leading European Home Appliance Manufacturer

BSH Hausgeräte to use chemically recycled EPS bead from BASF for ‘luxury’ line of dishwashers  
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Commodity Resins

New President & CEO Joins Resin Technology Inc.

Robert Rosales to head purchasing consultancy RTi

Commodity Resins

Specialty 50% Recycled Content Copolyester Gets Further Commercial Adoption

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester now used by Italian manufacaturer of water bottles and food storage containers.

Commodity Resins

PP Prices Jump 33¢. Other Volume Resins Up, Too

The extraordinary Gulf Coast winter storm contributed to demand exceeding supply for nearly all resins. PP prices reacted most dramatically.
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