COMMODITY RESINS

GPD Companies to Acquire European Materials Distributor Distrupol

Acquisition by affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners to form group of leading global value-added materials distributors.  
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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Licensee of EconCore's Thermoplastic Honeycomb Technology Gets Two New Automotive Contracts

Mexico’s Fynotej secures two major contracts to supply automotive trunk load floors using Fynocore continuous honeycomb panel technology licensed from EconCore  
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First-of-a-Kind Nanotechnology-Based PET Compound Enables Differentiated Foams

SABIC’s new Colorcomp WQ117945 is based on an advanced nanotechnology additive masterbatch that can be adapted to other resins.
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Dover Chemical Issues Price Hike on Organo-Phosphite Additives

Driven by increases in raw material and freight costs, Dover’s price increase includes TNPP used as a process aid in polyolefin packaging.

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Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials, Part 3

In this series we delve into a discerning look back into the history of our industry and how we all got here.   

Materials: Annealing Tips for Semi-Crystalline Polymers: Part 4

You can forgo the elevated mold temperatures normally recommended for high-performance semi-crystalline materials. But it’s risky and likely to yield parts that under-perform expectations … assuming that they emerge from the annealing process looking anything like the drawing.

Polyethylene Fundamentals: Part 6 of 6

Don’t assume you know everything there is to know about PE because it’s been around so long. Here is yet another example of how the performance of PE is influenced by molecular weight and density.

Part 5 of 6: Fundamentals of Polyethylene

How the development of new catalysts—notably metallocenes—paved the way for the development of material grades never before possible.

Part 4 of 6: Polyethylene Fundamentals

Injection molders of small fuel tanks learned the hard way that a very small difference in density—0.6%—could make a large difference in PE stress-crack resistance.

Part 3 of 6: Fundamentals of Polyethylene

PE parts can fail when an inappropriate density is selected. Let’s look at some examples and examine what happened and why.

Cadillac Products Debuts New Brand Line of Medical Gowns

As PPE demand rises, automotive supplier and packaging manufacturer Cadillac Products steps-up with new line of extruded medical gowns.

Matte BOPP Compound for Cold Seal Packaging of Heat-Sensitive Products

Ampacet’s new Matif CSR 330 BOPP matte compound designed for cold seal packaging of chocolate, snack bars and ice cream.  

Topas COC Earns Certification as Recyclable Material in Europe

  Topas Advanced Polymers’ COC now certified as a recyclable polyolefin in Europe, and North America is next.  

Additives: Special Stabilizer Boosts Rate of Scrap Reused in Polyolefin Films

Clariant’s latest addition to the AddWorks family of stabilizers allows for the addition of more post-manufacturing waste to virgin polyolefin resins for food-contact film applications.

Innovative Recycler Sets Sights on PET Thermoforms

Green Impact Plastics becomes first to focus on thermoforms in tray-to-tray recycling venture.

Additives: High-Performance Organic Cavitating Masterbatch for White-Opaque BOPP Packaging

Ampacet’s new Pearl 36 cavitating masterbatch for BOPP film boasts high efficiency and outstanding film aesthetics and opacity.  

Additives: Laser Marking Masterbatches for Polyolefin Films

Ampacet expands range of laser marketing masterbatch solutions with Laser Mark Flex technology for flexible applications.
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First Recyclable Retort Pouch

Starting with cat food, Amcor and Nestlé are launching a breakthrough in recyclable packaging that will improve the environmental footprint of consumer packaging up to 60%.
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Materials: 'Premium' Polyolefins Produced with Renewable Feedstock

Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
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SABIC Collaboration Leads to TF-BOPE Frozen Food Packaging with Less Material Consumption

The innovative TF-BOPE film resulted from SABIC’s teaming up with two film converters and a packaging machine manufacturer.

Polyplastics to Expand Topas COC Production

New plant for ‘recyclable’ Topas cyclic olefin copolymer planned by Polyplastics                                                        

BASF's Sicopal Black Gets Expanded FDA Clearance for Recycling

The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.