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 •  February 23

Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies is bringing one if its high performance thermoplastics to the North American market. Sumiploy CS5530 is a polyether sulfone with a proprietary additive package that boosts wear resistance and dimensional stability. It has been in commercial use for a few years at an undisclosed automotive OEM in an oil...

Plastics News

 •  February 23

Anaheim, Calif. — Eastman Chemical Co. emphasized the value of a disinfectant-ready polymer for health care environments at the Feb. 6-8 UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expo. “If a patient is infected, a hospital needs to use a lot of bleach” that can badly degrade legacy plastics, said Ellen Turner, global market development manager for specialty...

Plastics News

 •  February 23

Jessica Jordan, Plastics News North American prices for polyethylene, polypropylene and PET bottle resin hit the ground running in 2018. Prices for PP and PET both moved up in January, while PE prices ticked down an average of 3 cents per pound. The PP hike totaled 9 cents, while the upward move for PET was 3 cents. The PP surge mainly resulted...

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 •  February 23

Gandhinagar, India — Growing applications of thermoplastic elastomer in the appliances and automotive industries in Asia-Pacific is prompting materials maker Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. KG to expand its plant in Malaysia. In an interview at the recent Plastindia show in Gandhinagar, the company said the factory will add another extrusion line in...

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 •  February 23

PVC again led the way among North American resin markets in 2017, with sales growth of more than 3 percent. Results for the year from other commodity resins were mixed, with sales of linear low density polyethylene increasing, but others showing flat results or small decreases, according to final numbers for the year from the American Chemistry...

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 •  February 23

Solvay SA executive Dominique Debecker will give a keynote address on sustainability at the upcoming SPE 2018 International Polyolefins Conference in Houston. Debecker, the deputy chief sustainability officer at Brussels-based Solvay, will share insight on the role of UV stabilizers in a circular economy. The address, titled “the Solvay Way for...

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 •  February 22

Apex Plastics Custom blow molder Apex Plastics has gained a “clear” advantage with its purchase of a new Aoki injection blow molding machine. With its $625,000 machinery investment, the Brookfield, Mo.-based company is now able to blow mold clear beverage bottles using PET. “We were working with a customer on a [high density polyethylene] bottle,...

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 •  February 22

Phil Coats, a professor of the University of Bradford and director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Polymer Science & Technology, will receive the Society of Plastics Engineers’ International Award at Antec 2018. Bethel, Conn.-based SPE also announced that John Beaumont has won the Fred Schwab Education Award. Rajen Patel was named the...

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 •  February 22

Lee’s Summit, Mo. — The well-known Snapple beverage bottle is now plastic, and it still has the metal cap that makes the distinctive “pop” sound when you open it. A metal cap on a PET bottle is big deal, Snapple officials said. “As far as we know, it’s the first metal cap on a plastic ... hot-fill bottle,” said Patrick George, senior director of...

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 •  February 22

Anaheim, Calif. — Dow Chemical Co.’s epoxy intermediates and reactive silicone in separate categories and a 3M Co. medical tape were among the 14 product winners of 2018 Golden Mousetrap Awards for engineering innovations. Results of the 17th annual North American competition were announced during a Feb. 6 ceremony in Anaheim. Dow, a part of...