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Published: 7/9/2020

Aptar Food + Beverage Launches PP Seafood Packaging System that Maintains Quality and Freshness
Aptar’s new SeaWell Seafood PP packaging system contains a 100% food-contact-safe absorbents blend. 

Published: 7/1/2020

PolyOne Acquires Clariant Color Masterbatches, Renames Company
On the same day of its acquisition of Clariant’s color masterbatches business, PolyOne also announced that going forward, it will be known by the name ‘Avient’.

Published: 6/30/2020

Braskem Completes Construction of World-Scale PP Facility in LaPorte, Texas
Braskem’s facility is the first new PP production facility built in North America since 2003 and has global export capacity. 

Published: 6/18/2020

Clariant Partners with McDermott to Develop Next-Generation Phthalate-Free PP Catalysts
Clariant’s PolyMax 600 Series phthalate-free PP catalysts aimed at meeting the most demanding customer toxicity requirements.

Published: 5/27/2020

Brentwood Plastics Providing PPE Materials During Coronavirus Crisis
Brentwood’s is supplying PE film generally used for packaging and other applications for making impermeabile isolation gowns for healthcare worker in the fight against COVID-19.

Published: 5/27/2020

Engineered Polyolefins Compounder Mytex Polymers Plans Expansion
Mytex Polymers has opted to invest in expanding capacity at its Georgia facility to meet demand for long glass fiber PP compounds.

Published: 5/20/2020

Keter Adapts Production to Manufacture Face Shields for Coronavirus Frontline Workers
In the fight against COVID-19, Keter’s AP Medical has developed a comfortable, reusable and durable face shield  that protects the entire face and eyes, 

Published: 5/14/2020

Thermoformed Plastics of New England (TPNE) Launches its Own Line of Face Shields to Help in the Fight Against Coronavirus
TPNE’s new FaceShield Plus allows for a high-quality PP headband with replaceable face shields to protect against COVID-19.

Published: 5/11/2020

Lindal Converts Aerosol Manufacturing Equipment to Make Sustainable and Needed Face Shields in Fight Against Coronavirus
Lindal Group’s R&D team in France took less than a week to modify selected assembly lines and start production of 1000 face shields per day.

Published: 5/1/2020

Dow to Throttle Back PE Production in the Americas
Dow is idling three PE plants and two elastomer plants to address supply/demand imbalance, exacerbated by the coronavirus impact/