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Published: 2/19/2019

Customization is Key to Igniting New Growth in Rigid Plastics Packaging
Frost & Sullivan's rigid plastics packaging study sees focus on innovation and customization as key to future growth.

Published: 2/6/2019

Flat-to-Upward Pricing for PE, PP, PS, PVC, and PET
The pricing trajectory appears to be flat-to-upwards for the five highest volume commodity resins moving to first quarter’s end. 

Published: 1/10/2019

Lower Prices for PP, PS, PE, PET; Flat for PVC
Low feedstock prices, higher supplier inventories and slowed demand in most cases are key drivers.

Published: 12/14/2018

You Might Get an Eco Label Just from Using Clarified PP
Asian housewares makers first to embrace use of UL eco-label for PP products containing Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 clarifier.

Published: 12/13/2018

Sustainable Packaging Offered by Cannabis Packaging Company
STO Responsible uses PP formulation that facilitates oxygen-driven biodegradation.

Published: 12/11/2018

Volume Resins to Enter New Year Generally on a Downward Pricing Trajectory
Significant decline in raw materials, general year-end slowdown, and resin export and/or import challenges contribute to this trend.

Published: 12/3/2018

Nonlinear Modelling: A Proven Mathematical Tool for Efficient Product Development
This approach been shown to be beneficial to crosslinked foam producers and applicable to other types of plastics processors. 

Published: 11/30/2018

Nova Chemicals Boosts Sustainability Efforts on Several Fronts and More
Advances in design of recyclable film structures and a major investment in a project reducing ocean plastics pollution discussed.

Published: 11/27/2018

Borealis Collaborates on Revolutionary Heat Recovery Technology
Partnering with Belgium's Qpinch, Borealis will be the first polyolefins producer to scale up the latter's technology for reducing carbon emissions while improving energy efficiency.

Published: 11/20/2018

Several 'Firsts' Characterize Winners of SPE Auto Innovation Awards
With the addition of an ‘additive manufacturing’ category, the winners of all nine categories exemplify continued innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.