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  1. Trinseo Launches Lightweight ABS LGF For Semi-Structural Automotive Parts
    4/2/2019

    Trinseo, a global material solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announces its innovative lightweight plastic that can replace metal in semi-structural components, providing up to 30 percent weight savings compared to magnesium or aluminum

  2. Irkutsk Polymer Plant LLC Selects Univation’s UNIPOL PE Technology For New Polyethylene Plant
    3/29/2019

    IrkutskPolymer Plant, LLC has selected Univation Technologies’ UNIPOL PE Technology for a 650 kTA polyethylene plant to be located in Ust-Kut, Irkutsk region, in the Russian Federation

     

  3. M. Holland Enlists Michael F. Gumbko To Advance Efforts In Automotive Market
    3/28/2019

    M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resins, added Michael F. Gumbko as strategic account manager of the Automotive group, strengthening the company’s growing Business Development team. Gumbko is well known throughout both the plastics and automotive industries for leveraging his business relationships to meet strategic goals. This addition reinforces M. Holland’s continued investment in broadening its expertise in the automotive marketplace. As strategic account manager, Gumbko will focus on developing partnerships with

  4. Huntington Solutions To Acquire RADVA Corporation
    3/28/2019

    Huntington Solutions, a leading provider of custom-engineered expanded polystyrene (EPS) and expanded polypropylene (EPP) molded foam solutions has agreed to acquire the assets of RADVA Corporation, a Virginia-based manufacturer of protective and temperature-sensitive foam packaging solutions for the medical, pharmaceutical and food industries, among others. In addition to cold chain capabilities, RADVA custom designs and manufactures EPS and Inter-polymers including ARCEL® for packaging, material handling and component parts. RADVA supplies both Fortune 500 firms

  5. CARBIOS Announces Grant Of U.S. Patent For Its PET Recycling Technology
    3/28/2019

    CARBIOS, a company pioneering new, bioindustrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted CARBIOS a patent on its proprietary process forPET recycling from plastic waste using enzymatic technology

  6. Toyoda Gosei Develops Lightweight Plastic Turbo Duct
    3/27/2019

    Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed a turbo duct made entirely of plastic. This reduces weight by half and will contribute to the environmental performance of automobiles

  7. Altium Packaging Canada To Acquire Plastique Micron, A Leading Specialty Packaging Manufacturer
    3/26/2019

    Altium Packaging Canada, a subsidiary of Consolidated Container Company (CCC), today announced that it has acquired Plastique Micron (PMI) and its affiliates, IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products, a leading specialty packaging manufacturer. Plastique Micron is one of the largest manufacturers of plastic containers in eastern Canada. PMI has three plants strategically located in Quebec and Ontario, (Anjou, Orangeville and Sainte-Claire, Bellechasse in Québec). The company’s operations include more than 200 employees that

  8. Formosa Plastics And Entec Polymers Have Forged A Partnership That Will Provide Design And Technical Solutions To The Automotive Industry
    3/25/2019

    Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. ("Formosa") and Entec Polymers ("Entec") are announcing their partnership to supply the automotive market with Formosa's lineup of highly specified Formolene® polyolefin resins. Entec's team of automotive industry sellers, automotive business development managers and technical service group will partner with Formosa to provide a unique resource to both OEMs and converters

  9. Arkema Starts First PEKK Production Plant In U.S.
    3/25/2019

    Arkema has successfully started up a Kepstan PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) plant at its site near Mobile (Alabama – United States). Inaugurated recently, this investment is a new step in Arkema’s ambitious growth strategy in high-performance polymers and advanced materials, the development of which is supported by the Group’s cutting-edge technologies in search of solutions for sustainable development

  10. Westlake Chemical Joins Global Alliance To End Plastic Waste
    3/22/2019

    Westlake Chemical Corporation, recently announced the company has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), an organization launched in January 2019 to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean