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Published: 11/12/2018

Commodity Resin Prices Generally Trending Downward Heading to Year's End
Falling raw material and feedstock costs are one common denominator driving prices of PP, PS, PVC and PET down, while PE is flat.

Published: 11/9/2018

Additional Companies Sign New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
Signatories include raw material producers Borealis AG, Ecovative, Indorama Ventures Public Co. Limited, NatureWorks, Novamont SpA and more. 

Published: 10/22/2018

New Podcast Series on Collaborating to Solve Packaging Sustainability Challenges
Amcor's ‘Big Ideas’ podcast features interviews with thought leaders from consumer-goods companies, sustainability groups and Amcor itself.

Published: 10/16/2018

First TPU Based on CO2 Technology Makes Debut
The polyols used in Covestro's new TPU help reduce the material's carbon footprint.

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: 10/9/2018

Borealis, R&D Startup Collaborate on Low-Cost, High-Performance, Sustainable Single-Use Polyolefin Foam Packaging
Bocatech’s EcoCore molding technology combined with two key Borealis PP grades produces eco-friendly molded products that require less material.

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: 10/2/2018

Extruded PP Foam Market to Grow Annually at Nearly Seven Percent
New study projects the low-density segment to lead the XPP foam market.

Published: 10/1/2018

Danimer Announced Plans for Fermentation Plant to Produce its Proprietary PHA Bioplastic
A major milestone for Danimer Scientific as this facility aims to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Published: 9/21/2018

Braskem's 'I'm Green PE' Adopted by UNITED CAPS
Major caps & closures manufacturer to initially bring to market two standard closures made of the bioplastic.