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Published: 7/8/2020

New to Using Color Concentrates? Follow These Tips to Improve Results
With a focus on highly loaded color concentrates, here is a guide for processors of rigid packaging and building products on how to specify the appropriate colorant for these applications.

Published: 7/8/2020

Custom Molder Helps Entrepreneurs Choose Optimal Colorants for Successful Product Launches
Blue Ring Technologies has zeroed-in on Chroma’s highly-loaded G2 colorant system for the production of high-quality parts.

Published: 7/3/2020

BOPE Takes Aim at BOPP & BOPET Films
Nova’s new biaxially oriented HDPE is seen as a more easily recyclable monomaterial contender versus multilayer BOPP or BOPET films.

Published: 6/17/2020

Prices of Volume Resins Bottom Out
Increased exports, higher prices for feedstocks, and a slow ramp-up of production of industrial and durable goods are projected to stabilize resin prices and put upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Published: 6/11/2020

Moving Toward Third Quarter, Prices of All Volume Commodity Resins Appear to Have Bottomed Out
The resurgence in exports along with higher feedstock prices place upward pressure on PE and possibly PVC.

Published: 5/22/2020

Ineos Teams Up with Herman Miller in the Production of Face Shields for Front Line Medical Staff Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA is donating enough PP to Herman Miller which has repurposed resources to injection mold headbands for 20,000 medical face shields to combat COVID-19.

Published: 5/19/2020

Borealis Steps Up in Austrian Face Mask Initiative in the Coronavirus Crisis by Producing Meltblown Fabrics on Unique Pilot Line
Borealis’ new proprietary PP meltblown resin has boosted filtration properties due to its capability for finer fibers.

Published: 5/15/2020

How Two Compounders Step Up to Meet Rising Demand for Recycle Content
Two compounders that specialize in engineering thermoplastics for technical applications discuss what they are doing to meet demands for PCR compounds.

Published: 5/14/2020

ExxonMobil Collaborates with the Nonwoven Institute (NWI) to Help Accelerate Face Mask Production for Frontliners During the Coronavirus Crisis
ExxonMobil has donated 146,000 lb of PP and PP-based performance polymers to NWI for nonwoven fabrics used in medical face masks in the fight against COVID-19

Published: 4/16/2020

Troy University's Center for Materials & Manufacturing Sciences Looking for Sustainable Personal Protection Equipment Materials
Spurred by coronavirus pandemic, Troy University researchers are exploring recycled HDPE for PPE and the recycling of uncontaminated medical packaging.