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Published: 7/20/2015

PP, PS Prices Up; PE, PVC Prices Flat
Prices moved up for PS and PP but stayed flat for PE and PVC, despite price increases on the table.

Published: 9/28/2012

Novel Materials Stretch Process Capabilities
The potential for new or unusual materials to broaden the application potential of standard plastics processes was explored in a number of papers at April’s SPE ANTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.

Published: 6/25/2012

Sub-Micron Additives Make Strides (Just Don’t Say ‘Nano’)
High-surface-area, sub-micron-size additives have been making significant commercial strides in thermoplastic applications, albeit generally later than had been expected just a decade ago.

Published: 5/29/2012

PE/PS Interpolymer Modifies Polyolefins To Process Faster, Thinner, Better
Novel hybrid of polyethylene and polystyrene acts as a processing aid for HDPE, LDPE, and PP.

Published: 4/28/2012

MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are...

Published: 2/23/2012

Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.

Published: 6/27/2011

Novel Fuel Systems Power Blow Molder’s Growth
Nano technology gives The Plastics Group a leg up on developing fuel systems for non-automotive applications

Published: 4/23/2010

Companies Formed to Recycle PLA
Two firms have been established to recycle polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer.

Published: 4/1/2010

North America's Best-Kept Secret in Compounding
They’re hardly a startup, having opened their doors 27 years ago this month.

Published: 3/23/2010

Dow Divests Most of Its Plastics
Last month, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., agreed to sell its Styron Div. to Bain Capital Partners, a Boston-based private-equity firm.