CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Automotive

Chinaplas 2021 Kicks Off In Person

Postponed, rescheduled and ultimately cancelled in 2020, Chinaplas has returned this week with an in-person event featuring 3600 exhibitors in Shenzhen.

Consumer Products

Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger

PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.

Consumer Products

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 3

Processors and resin makers step up; biobased/renewable PP makes commercial strides; BOPE makes inroads as monolayer contender; and, performance PP for engineering applications & sustainability 'shines'. 
#sustainability #polyolefins

Electronics

European Machinery Suppliers See Steadying Markets

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.

Automotive

High-Performance Black Masterbatch for Styrenics

Cabot’s new Plasblack XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties.  
#color

Medical

PLASTICS Reports Double-Digit Growth in Machinery Shipments in Third Quarter

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.

Consumer Products

Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Masterbatches for PE Film

Ampacet’s new Halofree 709 and 229 boast outstanding flame retardancy in PE film at low addition rates.

Biopolymers

Materials: Home-Compostable Biopolymer Alternative to Single-Use Plastics

Celanese’s new BlueRidge cellulosic for extrusion and injection molding aimed at hard-to-recycle single-use plastics.
#sustainability

Consumer Products

Elix Polymers and Repsol Forge Circular Economy Styrenic Partnership

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.
#economics

Automotive

Protolabs Addresses How to Survive a Pandemic with Digital Manufacturing

Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.