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Published: 5/16/2018

New 3D-Printed Airless Bicycle Tire
Berlin-based 3D printing manufacturer BigRep says it printed the “world’s first” airless bicycle tire using its Pro FLEX material, a TPU-based filament.

Published: 5/7/2018

Researchers at CSU Discover A New Recyclable Polymer
New “infinitely” recyclable plastic points towards future-generation polymers that not only are chemically recyclable, but also exhibit robust practical properties.

Published: 5/3/2018

PP Bucks Flat-to-Down Trend for Commodity Resin Prices
Driving the general trajectory are lower cost feedstocks, improved monomer and polymer availability, and slowed exports, depending on the resin.

Published: 5/1/2018

First PE Blown Films with Graphite Nanotubes Launched in China
These anti-static PE films containing OCSIAL's nanotubes are made by a electronic products packaging manufacturer. 

Published: 4/27/2018

PolyOne Emphasizes its Materials & Services in Future Mobility Innovations
At its Investors Day at NPE2018, PolyOne will present details about transportation solutions as one of several high-growth focus areas.

Published: 4/25/2018

IHS Markit Analyzes U.S.-China Trade Relations & Implications for the Chemical Markets
Escalations in the U.S.-China trade dispute have driven both countries to respond with tariffs that could derail a global economic boom.

Published: 4/18/2018

Trajectory Switch in PE, PP Pricing? PS, PVC Prices Holding?
Going past the mid-month mark, pricing for four of the large volume commodity resins was still uncertain.

Published: 4/17/2018

Toray Plastics America Garners Rhode Island Workforce Development Award
Toray Plastics America Inc. (TPA) was recently recognized by the Providence Business News (PBN) as the best among Rhode Island manufacturers for its training and career advancement programs.

Published: 4/12/2018

Meat and Poultry Film Market Outlook; Where’s the Growth?
Stagnant population growth has stymied growth a bit in what is clearly a very high-tech film extrusion market.

Published: 4/6/2018

Pricing on Flat-to-Down Trajectory for Volume Resins
Sustaining some first quarter price hikes seems unlikely.