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Published: 3/11/2019

Prices of Volume Resins to End First Quarter Largely Flat-to-Down; PS & PVC Move Up
Decline in raw materials, slowed demand, record-high inventories and lower-priced imports in some cases impacted most resins.

Published: 2/11/2019

Industry Collaborations and Next-Generation Materials Highlighted by Eastman at MD&M West
Eastman’s collaboration with Clemson University includes leading manufacturer of disposable medical devices and innovative medical thermoformer.

Published: 2/1/2019

Lignin-Nylon Composite for Additive Manufacturing
ORNL has created a formulation that could spur a profitable new use of an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin.

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: 1/3/2019

Plastics Technology’s Top 10 Most-Viewed Blogs of 2018
Nylon 66 supply issues, 3D printing, injection fill time tips, NPE2018 news and more—here are the 10 most-viewed blogs at PTOnline.com in 2018.

Published: 12/11/2018

Volume Resins to Enter New Year Generally on a Downward Pricing Trajectory
Significant decline in raw materials, general year-end slowdown, and resin export and/or import challenges contribute to this trend.

Published: 11/26/2018

Premium Recycled Nylon 66 Chosen for Molded Spray Lances of High-Pressure Cleaners
Solvay’s Technyl 4earth selected by global cleaning technology OEM to foster sustainability roadmap.

Published: 11/22/2018

Honeycomb Core Sleeve Packs Set New Performance Standard
Sleeve packs produced with EconCore’s ThermHex technology outperform alternatives in container box compression tests. 

Published: 11/20/2018

Several 'Firsts' Characterize Winners of SPE Auto Innovation Awards
With the addition of an ‘additive manufacturing’ category, the winners of all nine categories exemplify continued innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

Published: 11/13/2018

Copolyester & Engineering Bioplastic Score Highly in Molded Acoustic Enclosures
Collaboration with audio product development pro resulted in in-ear monitor housings with superior acoustic performance.