Current Headlines

  1. United States: Bayport Polymers To Double Polyethylene Capacity
    9/25/2018

    Bayport Polymers, LLC (“Bayport Polymers”) – a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. (“Total”) and Novealis Holdings LLC, itself a joint venture of Borealis AG (“Borealis”) and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (“NOVA Chemicals”) – announces the final investment decision to build a 625,000-ton-per-year polyethylene unit at its production site in Bayport, Texas.

  2. Mountain West Recycler Upgrades Facility To Handle 1-7 Post-Consumer Plastics
    9/25/2018

    Mountain West recycler, Revolve Recycling, is investing in additional equipment to handle 1-7 plastics as Chinese import restrictions remain firm. The new system will add 12 jobs and will be able recover HDPE, LDPE Rigid, PET, and PP plastic from post-consumer bales materials located throughout the Western US

  3. Indorama Ventures And Loop Industries JV To Introduce New Era In Pet And Polyester Recycling
    9/24/2018

    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (Bloomberg ticker IVL.TB), one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, and Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP), a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic resin and polyester today announced a joint venture to manufacture and commercialize sustainable polyester resin to meet the growing global demand from beverage and consumer packaged goods companies

  4. Lubrizol Introduces OILKEMIA(TM) 5S Polymer
    9/18/2018

    The Lubrizol Corporation announces the launch of its newest multifunctional, oil-soluble rheology modifier, OILKEMIA(TM) 5S polymer. Celebrated for its ability to create diverse forms and maximize visuals in oil systems, OILKEMIA 5S polymer offers the 5s benefits

  5. Primex Color & Compounding Opens Customer Solutions Center
    9/13/2018

    Primex Color, Compounding & Additives (PCC&A), formerly O’Neil Color & Compounding, a leading supplier of color and polymer solutions for plastics processors, has opened a customer solutions center at its Jasper, Tenn. facility

  6. Rain Carbon Unveils ‘NOVARES pure®’ Hydrogenated Resins
    9/12/2018

    Rain Carbon Inc., a leading global producer of carbon-based products, today unveiled its upcoming line of hydrogenated resins – "NOVARES pure®" – at the FEICA European Adhesive and Sealant Conference in Riga, Latvia. The new "water-white" resins will be available in the third quarter of 2019, following completion of the company's resin polymerization and hydrogenation facility in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany

  7. Danimer Scientific Creates First Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straw
    9/10/2018

    Danimer Scientific, a developer and manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products, today announced that it has created the first fully biodegradable plastic straw using its Nodax™polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) material

  8. Victrex And The University Of Exeter Invest In Making The Prospect Of PAEK Additive Manufacturing A Reality
    9/10/2018

    Taking on the challenge to develop a broader platform for new and existing AM technologies, the University of Exeter (UK) and Victrex, a world leader in high-performance Polyaryletherketone (PAEK)1 polymer solutions, have commenced work in a strategic partnership

  9. Avery® Products Introduces Its New Surface Safe™ ID Labels
    9/5/2018

    Avery Products Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of labels and short-run label printing and software solutions, introduces Surface Safe ID Labels. The industrial-strength printable labels are engineered to stick strong but remove cleanly, with no scraping, from metal, glass, plastic, fiberglass, polyethylene and polypropylene

  10. Next Generation Of Leaders To Join Fight Against Plastic Pollution
    8/30/2018

    Government has announced new partnership with UK Scouts to inspire and empower young people to tackle plastic pollution