Industry News

  1. Mitsui Chemicals To Increase Production Capacity For TAFMER High-Performance Elastomers
    8/24/2018

    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa) today announced that Mitsui Elastomers Singapore Pte Ltd (MELS; Managing Director: Shinya Matsunaga), a wholly owned subsidiary based in Singapore, is set to raise its production capacity for TAFMER high-performance elastomers

  2. Hexion And Vanora Create A New Biocide-Free Waterborne Binder Solution For The Paint And Coatings Industry
    8/8/2018

    VeoVa vinyl ester monomer from Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) is a key component in a new specialized binder developed by Vanora for the paint and coatings industry that is environmentally preferred for having no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

  3. InventHelp Inventor Develops ALL PURPOSE PVC PIPE CUTTER (KXX-119)
    8/8/2018

    "I thought there could be an easier way to cut plastic piping while working on various plumbing projects," said an inventor, from Philadelphia, Tenn., "so I invented the ALL PURPOSE PVC PIPE CUTTER that does more than cutting - takes glue lids off, measures, takes shark-bite fittings off, etc

  4. Hubei Sanning To Use Honeywell Hydrogen Technology To Produce Plastics From Coal
    8/1/2018

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Hubei Sanning Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP's Polybed™ Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology to supply high-quality hydrogen at its monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Zhijiang in China's Hubei Province

  5. Ascend Performance Materials Acquires Britannia Techno Polymer
    8/1/2018

    Ascend Performance Materials, the largest global fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, announced recently the purchase of Britannia Techno Polymer (BTP), an engineering plastics compounder based in the Netherlands

  6. Continental Structural Plastics Adds Compounding Capabilities In France
    7/31/2018

    Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a Teijin Group Company, today announced it will be installing a sheet molding compound (SMC) line at its facility in Pouancé, France, to support the need for its industry-leading composite formulations in Europe

  7. Hi Technological Plastic Industries PLC Observes A Positive Long-Term Shift In Demand For Recycled Plastics
    7/30/2018

    Hi Technological Plastic Industries PLC (HTPI) reports continued growth in demand for high-quality recycled plastic. In order to meet this increasing demand, the company is looking for additional investors to expand production capacity, as well as to obtain necessary pre-financing of production by purchasing larger quantities of raw materials cost-effective

  8. As Plastic Regulations And Bans Increase, Market Value For Biodegradable Polymers Exceeds $1 Billion And Will Rise Sharply By 2023, IHS Markit Says
    7/26/2018

    Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand for biodegradable plastics, according to new analysis from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The current market value of biodegradable plastics exceeds $1.1 billion in 2018, but could reach $1.7 billion by 2023, the report says. This press release features multimedia. View the

  9. Victrex: New Advanced PAEK Product Designed For Additive Manufacturing
    7/24/2018

    PEEK* polymer pioneer Victrex is preparing newly developed materials for additive manufacturing (AM). The first of these is a high strength material for laser sintering (LS) which attains lower refresh rates, resulting in improved recycling for unsintered powder

  10. RL Hudson & Company Announces Acquisition Of Specialized Precision Plastic Injection Molding Company, Rapid Production Tooling, Inc.
    7/19/2018

    RL Hudson has completed the acquisition of Colorado-based Rapid Production Tooling, Inc., a technically superior injection mold tooling company. The acquisition will allow RL Hudson to leverage additional technology and capability to provide turnkey service to customers