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PP, PVC resin prices dip in October


October 31, 2013 4:52 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — North American prices for polypropylene and suspension PVC resins each dropped in October as seasonal demand declined.

Luxus targets auto interiors with recycled PP


October 24, 2013 10:54 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — U.K.-based plastics recycler Luxus Ltd. (Hall 5/A45) is using K 2013 as a platform to sell its vision, according to Peter Atterby, the firm’s managing director.

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RheTech buys TriVolution for biofiber compounds


October 23, 2013 10:24 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — RheTech Inc., a maker of biofiber compounds in Whitmore Lake, Mich., has purchased a TriVolution reciprocating kneader from B&P Process Equipment and Systems LLC (Hall 13/B 91-34) to make its new RheVision reinforced...

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K 2013 edition: Dow Chemical debuts a new material at K


October 21, 2013 7:21 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — A new material debut from Dow Chemical Co. is featured in this week's Material Insights video from K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also this week, we report on a new plant opening and new sustainability goals, as well as...

Trexel, 3M team up to cut part weight


October 18, 2013 1:41 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Both Trexel Inc. (Hall 13/B46), with its MuCell microcellular foaming technology, and 3M (Hall 5/B10), with its glass beads, have proved they can reduce weight for plastic parts. Now the two companies are working together to combine both systems and reduce the weight of injection molded parts by as much as 20 percent.

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Dow unveils new 'Intune' material


October 17, 2013 4:25 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Dow Chemical Co. (Hall 8/K48) is hoping that its new Intune material will be music to the ears of plastics processors.

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Bulk Molding Compounds plans Chinese plant


October 14, 2013 1:21 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A new Chinese plant planned by Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report that recycling leader KW Plastics has been approved to make reusable crates or pallets, as...

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PP resin prices surge, PE prices fall flat


September 9, 2013 1:02 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A polypropylene price increase and an usually flat period for polyethylene pricing are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another acquisition for A. Schulman, as well as news of a new shale ...

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PP prices up 5 cents in Aug., PE prices remain flat


September 5, 2013 1:58 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Polypropylene buyers are worked up because something is happening, while polyethylene buyers are worked up because nothing is happening. Welcome to the North American resin market!

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