PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.
After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.
Third quarter plastics shipments were up compared to the second quarter and on a year-over-year basis, rising 15.8% and 4.6%, respectively, as supplier sentiment and the trade deficit were also on the rise.
Ampacet’s new Halofree 709 and 229 boast outstanding flame retardancy in PE film at low addition rates.
Celanese’s new BlueRidge cellulosic for extrusion and injection molding aimed at hard-to-recycle single-use plastics.
Styrenics compounder Elix Polymers and oil & gas company Repsol agree to incorporate chemically-recycled styrene into the production of ABS/SAN, in compliance with the ISCC PLUS certification.
Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.