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Published: 2/16/2018

Automotive Composites Get A Boost From New Predictive Engineering Tools
Government-industry-academic consortium develops engineering software to predict mechanical properties of long-fiber thermoplastic composites.

Published: 2/15/2018

LyondellBasell to Acquire A.Schulman
Acquisition to create an industry-leading compounding business.

Published: 2/12/2018

Chinaplas 2018 Plans Array of Concurrent Events
Industry 4.0, plastics in medical, “tech talk” product introductions, and product design all receive heightened focus at Chinaplas 2018.

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.