Current Headlines

  1. U.S. EPA Requires Plastic Manufacturer Protect Santa Clara River From Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Canyon Plastics, Inc. to resolve federal Clean Water Act violations. The company has corrected the deficiencies found at its facility in Valencia, Calif., and obtained a stormwater permit

  2. Milacron Continues To Innovate, New High Output Extruders And Sheet Extrusion Lines For Polyolefins

    Milacron Holdings Corp., a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announced its entry into the polyolefin sheet extrusion market

  3. Plastic And Competitive Pipe Market Explores New Growth Opportunities By 2020

    Plastic and competitive pipe is used for the conveyance of potable water, wastewater, heating and cooling fluids, foodstuffs, chemicals, gases, compressed air and vacuum system applications. Use of plastic and competitive pipe offers a broad range of advantages such as moderate cost, corrosion resistance, ease of handling and installation and long service life

  4. Total And Corbion Form A Joint Venture In Bioplastics

    Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a world-class PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year at Corbion's site in Thailand that already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit that will become part of the joint venture

  5. Jacobs Wins Contract From ExxonMobil For Polyethylene Expansion

    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced recently it received a contract from ExxonMobil Chemical Company to provide engineering, design and construction management services as part of a new 650 kTa polyethylene facility to be located at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont polyethylene plant

  6. EPIKOTE Epoxy Resin System Wins Major Industry Award For Innovation

    An EPIKOTE epoxy resin system from Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) used in the production of structural composite parts for the BMW 7-Series automobiles earned the People’s Choice award for Most Innovative Composite Part at the recent Society of Plastic Engineers’ (SPE) 16th Annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition

  7. ExxonMobil To Increase Beaumont Polyethylene Capacity By 65 Percent

    ExxonMobil announced recently plans to add a new production unit at its Beaumont polyethylene plant that will increase capacity by 65 percent – or approximately 650,000 tonnes per year -- to meet growing demand for high performance plastics.

  8. Cosmo Films Launches Universal Lidding Films For All Thermoformed Plastic Containers

    Cosmo Films, a leading manufacturer of speciality BOPP films announced the launch of BOPP based Universal Lidding Films; suitable for heat sealing to any of the rigid thermoformed cups/containers made up of PP/HIPS/PET/PVCor PE

  9. ElectriPlast Conductive Plastics A Key Component Of Advanced Optical Sensors

    Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-QB:ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., today announced another completed order for its ElectriPlast conductive plastic, to LeddarTech, a leader in the field of optical detection technology.

  10. BASF Increases Capacity Of Its Global Plastic Additives Production Network

    Within the next five years, BASF plans to invest globally more than €200M in its plastic additives business, approximately half of which in Asia, focusing on capacity expansions and operational excellence