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What Does ‘Green Molding’ Mean?

Find out at the Molding 2021 Conference—live!--this September in Chicago.
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Biopolymer Compounding Done Right

Biodegradable polymers like PHA are set to slowly take over many areas of plastic production, but the material properties mean that special attention must be paid to the screw configuration and ventilation when compounding.
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Proprietary Copolyester Used in Two COVID-Fighting Applications

Eastman’s Tritan chosen for its transparency and ability to withstand the frequent disinfection and cleaning required in health settings.
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Jewel-Toned Colorants for Blow Molded and Injection Molded Polyolefins

Ampacet’s Gemstones Collection said to provide a luxury reflective look to PE, HDPE and PP packaging and consumer products.
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Danimer Receives Innovation Research Grant to Support Biodegradable PHA Plastic Solutions

Project to be conducted with University of Minnesota’s ForeverGreen Initiative to investigate pennycress oil in production of PHA for single-use products.
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Antimicrobial-Containing TPEs for High-Touch Plastic Surfaces

Avient’s three proprietary TPE formulations inhibit bacterial growth by +99.9% and resist fungal and mold growth.
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Conventus Moves Toward Industry Collaborations as COVID-19 Vaccines Surge

The distributor/formulator of high-performance plastics has started to in-person parts development collaborations as restrictions are loosened.  
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Top 10 Modern Trends in Performance Plastics

Curbell Plastics’ senior business development director weighs in.  

Oxygen Scavenger for up to 100% rPET

Avient’s non-nylon based Amosorb 4020R said to provide rPET packaging with full, consistent oxygen scavenging performance and enhanced aesthetics.

BASF’s PPSU Used to Extrusion Blow Mold ‘Next-Generation’ Baby Bottles

Japan’s Zoom T is making its new curved baby bottles with BASF’s transparent Ultrason P 3010.

Skin-Care Manufacturer to Use SABIC’s Biobased PP

Beiersdorf innovates packaging of its Nivea portfolio of face creams to reduce use of fossil-based virgin PP.

Huber to Fully Own Magnifin Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants Business

Huber has signed a definitive agreement with RHI Magnesita to acquire their 50% ownership stake in their 50/50 joint venture

Additive Masterbatches for BOPE Films

Tosaf working with Brückner Maschinenbau has validated the good processing properties of its new BOPE masterbatches.  

PHA-Based Resins for Blown-Cast Films, Injection Molding and Thermoforming

TerraVerdae Bioworks has globally launched a new line of PHA-based resins for customer evaluation.

Microcapsules Filled with Liquid Lubricants for Plastics Look Promising

German plastics research institutes’ project underway have developed self-lubricating plastics that achieve up to 85% less wear.

Aramco and SABIC Realign Marketing & Sales, Commercial & Supply Activities

SABIC will focus on petrochemicals and Aramco Trading Company on fuel products.

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Biopolymer Compounding Done Right

Biodegradable polymers like PHA are set to slowly take over many areas of plastic production, but the material properties mean that special attention must be paid to the screw configuration and ventilation when compounding.
#Elastomers #sustainability

Unique Biobased PC Copolymer Blend with PCR Content

SABIC’s new Thermocomp biobased compound offers sustainable option for uses in E/E/, healthcare and other key market sectors.
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Expanded Line of Anti-Scratch Additive Masterbatches for PET

Ampacet’s two new additions to the ScratchShield line reportedly minimize the appearance of scuffs and scratches in preforms, bottles and a range of PET packaging.

Arkema Completes Divestment of PMMA

Trinseo now owns the venerable Plexiglass PMMA business

SABIC Partners with NUDEC to Launch Renewable PC

The SABIC-NUDEC collaboration targeted to building & construction applications.  

Foster and Drake Medical Form Sales Alliance

Alliance creates a one-stop shop for high performance medican polymers in the form of machinable shapes.