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Published: 10/12/2018

Upward Pricing for Commodity Resins with Exception of PP; Flat Pricing Underway?
Higher feedstock prices, strong demand, and tariffs drive price hikes upwards for now.

Published: 10/5/2018

Taiwan Taps Into Market Opportunities Beyond China
Still inextricably linked with the plastics behemoth due west, Taiwan’s machinery industry is increasingly looking to the south for opportunities.

Published: 9/13/2018

NIST Looks at Big Picture of Nanoparticle Manufacturing
New paper aims to identify problems that are common for different materials, processes and applications.

Published: 9/12/2018

LyondellBasell's Advanced Polymer Solutions Business to Focus on Diverse Market Applications
New business combines LyondellBasell's PP compounding assets with A. Schulman’s product portfolio. 

Published: 9/11/2018

Plastics Go To Washington
The annual Fly In hosted by leading plastics-affiliated trade associations pushes the plastics processing industry to top of mind for elected officials in D.C.

Published: 9/7/2018

Electronic Flow Monitoring Gives Medical Molder a Better Handle on Mold Cooling
Monitoring water flow and temperature in individual channels proves a valuable tool for process validation and troubleshooting.

Published: 9/6/2018

Pricing Trajectory is Flat-to-Down for Most Volume Resins
Nylons 6 and 66 are the key exceptions due to tightness of feedstock and resin.

Published: 8/28/2018

Market Trends in Polymer Additive Manufacturing
Unlike the BetaMax/VHS technology debate, all the established polymer print technologies have a viable long-term role to play in the 3D-printing industry.

Published: 8/7/2018

Victrex Develops PAEK for Additive Manufacturing; Leads Consortium for Advancing AM Technologies
New generation materials rival earlier versions for both laser sintering and fusion filament fabrication processes.

Published: 7/23/2018

What Plastics Processors Need to Know about Tax Reform and Equipment Acquisition
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (TCJA) is positioning plastics processors for more growth and profitability following the most recent Plastics Processing Index showing the best quarter since 2013 when the index began.