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Published: 5/17/2019

Borealis Starts Up U.S. Based Compounding Plant for TPO and Short-Glass Fiber PP Compounds
The Taylorsville, N.C. plant has an initial capacit of 66 million lbs/yr.

Published: 5/9/2019

DowDuPont to Complete Spin-Off of Companies
Following last month’s spin-off of a ‘new’ Dow, the spin-off of an independent DuPont materials company and the new Corteva agriculture firm will take place June 1.

Published: 5/8/2019

ExxonMobil to Expand Vistamaxx Production and Enter Linear Alpha Olefins Market
The move will enhance the company’s portfolio of ethylene-propylene specialty elastomers which have found broad use since their 2003 launch.

Published: 4/18/2019

PPA Inducts Eight New Members
Plastics Pioneers Association adds to membership roster following April meeting.

Published: 3/28/2019

Dow and BiologiQ Collaborate on Evaluation of Plant-Based Polymers
Potential synergies are being explored between BiologiQ’s NuPlasticQ biopolymer and Dow’s PE resin portfolio.

Published: 3/28/2019

Braskem America in New U.S. Distribution Partnership with PolyQuest for PP
Partnership leverages PolyQuest’s resin portfolio expansion and Braskem’s position as the largest PP producer in the Americas.

Published: 3/27/2019

Milliken Building Largest Clarifier Plant in its History
Growing global demand for Millad NX 8000 clarifier in PP applications is driving this major capacity expansion.

Published: 3/6/2019

Braskem Pursues Studies in Chemical Recycling
Actions of Braskem and partners will promote the reuse of post-consumer plastics by manufacturers. 

Published: 2/19/2019

SABIC Introduces Long Glass Fiber Reinforced PP Panels to the Americas
SABIC’s heavy-duty PP panels for scaffolding are up to 60% lighter than wood. 

Published: 2/8/2019

One Rock Acquires Nexeo's Plastics Distribution Business
New York City based investment firm buys a leading global plastics distributor.