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Published: 8/3/2012

MATERIALS: Dairy-Grade HDPE for High-Throughput Blow Molding
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Total Refining & Chemicals’ Polymers Div. in Belgium (parent of Total Petrochemicals in Houston), has introduced a new HDPE with 0.962 density and low viscosity (MI2 of 2.1 g/10min) compared with standard HDPE bottle grades ...

Published: 4/9/2012

MATERIALS: High-Flow PP Random Copolymer for Packaging
 WEB EXCLUSIVE: Borealis Polymers N.V. in Mechelen, Belgium, has introduced RJ901MO for thin-wall packaging and housewares such as storage boxes and CD/DVD cases.

Published: 2/29/2012

MATERIALS: New Bioplastic Compounds for Durables
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two compounders recently launched new grades of compounds based on biopolymers or on biofiber reinforcements.

Published: 2/29/2012

MATERIALS: Borealis Medical & Packaging Materials on Display at NPE
Injection molders vising the show in Orlando will have a chance to become better acquainted with application-tailored polyolefins from Borealis of Vienna, Austria.

Published: 12/1/2011

MATERIALS: New Blow Molding Resins at SPE Conference
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new materials were presented at the recent SPE Annual Blow Molding Conference in Chicago.

Published: 7/29/2011

MATERIALS: New Polyolefin Elastomer for TPOs
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has introduced Engage XLT, a new grade of polyolefin elastomer (POE) for PP-based TPOs.

Published: 6/3/2011

MATERIALS: Durable TPV Shines in Bumper Extensions
A TPV used for three years in bumper extensions on selected Renault and Volkswagen models is now expected to be in wider demand by the auto industry.

Published: 6/3/2011

MATERIALS: Irradiated LLDPE Processes Like LDPE
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Supply of conventional LDPE is very tight, and LLDPE does not have the melt strength some processors need for foams, blown film, extrusion coating, and thermoforming.

Published: 5/31/2011

MATERIALS: PP Resists Stress Whitening
Thermylene SWP (Stress Whitening Prevention) is a new specialty compounded polypropylene that reportedly won’t show signs of stress whitening when subjected over time to pressure and wear and tear.

Published: 5/31/2011

ADDITIVES: New Nucleator Makes Thermoformed PP Faster, Clearer, Tougher
The latest nucleator for polypropylene from Milliken Chemical, Spartanburg, S.C., is Hyperform HPN-600ei.