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Published: 2/1/2019

Hot Half-Dozen Applications Driving Developments in PE
Sustainability, consumer convenience, and evolving e-commerce packaging are driving new advances in polyethylene. 

Published: 2/1/2019

Several Thermoplastic 'Firsts' Among 2018 SPE Automotive Awards
With the addition of an Additive Manufacturing slot, all nine categories exemplify innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

Published: 2/1/2019

PART 2 Heat Deflection Temperature vs. Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
Here’s a real-world example of a part failure demonstrating why DMA curves have more value than single-point data generated by HDT.  

Published: 2/1/2019

Prices Flat or Lower for Commodity Resins
Low feedstock prices, higher supplier inventories, and slowed demand are key drivers.

Published: 1/1/2019

Volume Resin Prices Enter 2019 on Downward Path
Significant declines in feedstock prices, general year-end slowdown, and resin export/import issues contribute to this trend.

Published: 11/30/2018

Nylon 66: Pricing & Supply Issues Spur Processors to Consider Alternatives
While the nylon 66 tightness may not prove long-lasting, resin suppliers, compounders, and distributors have mobilized to offer processors an array of ‘replacement’ materials. 

Published: 11/30/2018

Commodity Resin Prices End Year on Downward Path
Falling feedstock costs are one factor driving prices lower for PP, PS, PVC and PET, while PE remains flat.

Published: 11/30/2018

Molder Makes Coffee Pods From Compostable Resin
Fourmark developed the expertise to mold plant-based resin into the main component of the capsules.

Published: 11/27/2018

PPA Adds Five to Membership Roster
Five honored at group’s spring meeting in Florida.

Published: 10/31/2018

Higher Prices for Commodity Resins, Except PP
Higher feedstock prices and strong demand drive price hikes for PE, PS, PVC and PET.