Current Headlines

  1. Bio-On And Hera Create Lux-On The New Challenge To Produce Bioplastic From CO2
    12/10/2018

    Bio-on, a leader in the high quality bioplastic sector, and Gruppo Hera, one of Italy's largest multi-utility providers, have reached an agreement to take 90% and 10% shares respectively (with the possibility of Hera increasing its share to 49.9%) in LUX-ON, the new company founded by Bio-on aiming to revolutionise the production of PHAs biopolymers using CO2 captured from the atmosphere and producing energy without using fossil fuels

  2. Chase Plastics And Interfacial Partner To Bring Unique Resin Solutions
    12/7/2018

    Underscoring their commitment to bringing customers exceptional value and providing outrageous service, Chase Plastics announced today the formation of a new supplier partnership with Wisconsin-based Interfacial

  3. Reynolds Polymer Technology Serves As Sole Acrylic Provider For Largest Dark Matter Experiment In US
    12/4/2018

    Reynolds Polymer Technology, the world's leader in fully integrated, highly engineered acrylic solutions, has been tasked with being the sole acrylic provider for the largest Dark Matter experiment in the U.S. called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ)

  4. Thailand: Total Corbion PLA Starts-Up Its 75,000 Tonnes Per Year Bioplastics Plant
    12/3/2018

    Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announces the start-up of its 75,000 tonnes per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has successfully produced Luminy PLA resins

  5. Victrex Launches New Cryogenics Polymer For Energy Industry
    11/27/2018

    Victrex has designed a new high-performance PEEK polymer to offer the cryogenics industry a sealing solution with a broader range of usage temperature compared to existing polymers such as PCTFE

  6. Lubrizol To Showcase New Coating Technologies At IDEA19
    11/13/2018

    The Lubrizol Corporation announces it will exhibit at IDEA19 in Miami Beach March 25-28, 2019 in booth #640, showcasing several innovative polymer and additive technologies that enhance performance of specialty papers, textiles and nonwovens

  7. PrimaLoft, Inc. Expands Suite Of Biodegradable Technologies; Introduces PrimaLoft® Bio™ Performance Fabric, The First Fabric Made From 100% Recycled, Biodegradable Synthetic Fiber
    11/13/2018

    PrimaLoft, Inc., a global leader in advanced material technology, today expanded its suite of biodegradable* technologies with the introduction of PrimaLoft® Bio™ Performance Fabric, the first 100% recycled, biodegradable synthetic fabric. PrimaLoft® Bio™ Performance Fabric joins the recently launched PrimaLoft® Bio™ Insulation, also the first technology of its kind. PrimaLoft is targeting fall 2020 for consumer availability of both iterations of its biodegradable products

  8. New Method Enables Large-Scale Production Of Bio-Based Plastic Bottles
    11/12/2018

    Scientists have discovered a novel method to synthesize furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) in a high yield from a glucose derivative of non-food plant cellulose, paving the way for replacing petroleum-derived terephthalic acid with biomaterials in plastic bottle applications

  9. Scientists Bring Polymers Into Atomic-Scale Focus
    11/12/2018

    From water bottles and food containers to toys and tubing, many modern materials are made of plastics. And while we produce about 110 million tons per year of synthetic polymers like polyethylene and polypropylene worldwide for these plastic products, there are still mysteries about polymers at the atomic scale

  10. Now Plastics Introduces 60 To 90% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) PET Films
    11/8/2018

    Now Plastics, one of the largest suppliers of films and aluminum foil, is now offering post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET films made from 60 to 90% PCR PET resin, it was announced today