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Published: 11/16/2018

A Gel By Any Other Name...
Gels…unmelt…contaminants…inclusions…whatever you call them, you want to avoid them. Proper maintenance and good housekeeping—lids on boxes, closed hopper doors, core-free reclaim systems—go a long way tow...

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: 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: 10/12/2018

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: 10/2/2018

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: 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: 9/6/2018

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: 8/2/2018

Prices Flat for PE, PVC; Down for PS; Up for PP, PET
Contrary feedstock and demand trends lead to divergent pricing behavior.

Published: 8/2/2018

Growth in PP Compounds Driven by Engineering Developments
AMI Consulting's new study sees strong demand from automotive and appliances for PP compounds.