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Published: 1/23/2018

PE, PVC Prices Down; PP, PS, PET Up
But what’s going up could go down again soon.

Published: 1/23/2018

Engineering Resins Maker Focuses on 3D Printing Materials
SABIC develops arsenal of specialty products based on its engineering resins for a new range of processes.

Published: 1/23/2018

New Engineering Materials for Challenging Automotive Applications
Nylons, PPA, and PPS for high heat and chemical resistance and/or high strength with light weight.

Published: 1/2/2018

Mixed Bag for Volume Resin Prices
As hurricane aftermath recedes, PE, PS, PVC prices are retreating; engineering resins are rising; PP and PET are “iffy.”

Published: 1/2/2018

Why Drying Polyolefins Might Be Right for Your Process
From a technical standpoint, drying non-hygroscopic materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene may not be necessary. However, doing so may be advantageous to your process. Here are details.

Published: 12/31/2017

Winners of 2017 SPE Automotive Awards Wow with Many ‘Firsts’
Innovative, transferable, and intelligent use of thermoplastics capture eight of nine categories.

Published: 12/29/2017

Recycled Plastics Prices: PET Looks Stable, HDPE on a Yo-Yo Path
Most recyclers say 2017 ended on a flat note, after brief disruption by Hurricane Harvey, and some recycled resin prices may rise a bit in the second quarter.

Published: 12/18/2017

Solvay Starts Up Production of Technyl Nylons in Mexico
Solvay’s new San Louis Potos nylon facility will service the company’s regional customers in the automotive and consumer goods markets. 

Published: 12/18/2017

Foster Now Distributor of Resirene's SMMA Copolymers
As exclusive distributor of Resirene’s SMMA, Foster will also now offer custom compounds based on SMMA including custom colors and impact-modified versions. 

Published: 12/1/2017

Thermoformer Chooses Clarified PP For New Food Containers
Lacerta expands beyond PET to offer one of the first clear PP packages with tamper-evident properties.