Industry News

  1. Total And Polystyvert Join Forces On The Recycling Of Household Post-Consumer Polystyrene
    5/2/2018

    The Polymers Business unit of Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT) and Polystyvert, a Montreal-based clean technology startup with an innovative method for polystyrene recycling, today announced the signing of an agreement to work together on the dissolution and purification of household post-consumer polystyrene

  2. Tekni-Plex Acquires Commodore Plastics/Commodore Technology; Expands Food Processor Tray Portfolio, Manufacturing Capability
    5/1/2018

    Tekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired Commodore Plastics and Commodore Technology under a newly-formed subsidiary, Dolco LLC. Both businesses are based in Bloomfield, New York

  3. Taiwan Smart Machinery 4.0 Positions Country As World Leader In Plastics
    4/24/2018

    Taiwan is now one of the world's leading manufacturers of plastics products. Last year, the country generated more than $1.9 billion in revenue, positioning the country as the world's sixth largest exporter of the plastics and rubber processing

  4. Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese PET Packaging Majors To Attend 3rd North Asia PET Markets, Applications & Recycling Summit
    4/16/2018

    At this year's 3rd North Asia PET Markets, Applications & Recycling summit, Suntory, Japan's brand owner that has increased its investment in bio-based plastics, shares on how it is enhancing its brand and introducing new products in PET and biobased packaging

  5. A&C Plastics Anticipates MMA & PMMA Production Increases With New Mitsubishi Chemical Plants
    4/12/2018

    The acrylic sheet market has seen record volatility for nearly 18 months. Increased global demand (particularly in Asia), along with supply shortages, has caused acrylic sheet prices to steadily increase since October 2016

  6. Keene Village Plastics Announces New Product Innovation For 3D Printing Filaments
    4/11/2018

    Keene Village Plastics’ announces the launch of a new product innovation for 3D printing filaments The Filament Koil™

  7. New Thermoplastic Elastomers Available For Special Applications
    4/11/2018

    Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has expanded its line of Faraprene thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs)

  8. BioLogiQ Launches Three New BioPolymers That Enhance Packaging And Product Sustainability
    4/3/2018

    BioLogiQ, Inc., a bioplastic resin manufacturing company specializing in environmentally friendly plastic products made from renewable resources, announced today that it is launching three new grades of its plant-based plastic, NuPlastiQ® BioPolymers

  9. LyondellBasell And SUEZ Begin Jointly Operating Plastics Recycling Venture
    3/14/2018

    LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and SUEZ, a global leader in smart, sustainable resource management, today announced the successful completion of a transaction making each company a 50 / 50 partner in Quality Circular Polymers (QCP), a premium plastics recycling company in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands

  10. Applied Plastics’ New PTFE Natural® Grey Forming Mandrels Are Up To 10X More Durable Than Green PTFE
    3/7/2018

    Applied Plastics Co., Inc. has introduced a line of Teflon® coated forming mandrels for thin-wall catheter fuse welding and tipping operations that are up to 10X more durable than standard green PTFE