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Polyethylene Market – Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Polyethylene Market – Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global polyethylene market for 2017-2021. Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. Some of the market drivers are the increasing demand for polyethylene products in countries, such as India, increasing global plasticRead More

Chinaplas: Engineered PP grades target wider role in automotive applications

Polypropylene (PP) has an even greater role to play moving forward in the automotive sector according to supplier Borouge Jost Erich Laumeyer, Vice President, Marketing Centre Mobility at Borouge Sales and Marketing (Shanghai). says short glass fiber-reinforced PP is but one example, although in this case it has the potential to replace costlier PP compoundsRead More

Surface Generation starts work on thermoplastic over-molding project

Surface Generation (Rutland, UK), a provider of advanced carbon-fiber processing technologies, has begun an 18-month research and development project to produce affordable, lightweight carbon-fiber components for the automotive industry. Backed by the British government’s Innovate UK program, Surface Generation is working with project partners to create enhanced automotive components, exploiting its patented PtFS production processRead More


By the second deadline for stand assignment, more than 800 companies have confirmed their participation in PLAST 2018 – International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industries scheduled in Milan from 29 May to 1 June 2018. The organizers have thus recorded a 6% increase in the assigned area with respect to the same deadlineRead More

Ironjaw boosts injection press clamping force

Ironjaw (Lisbon, Portugal), a new technology that boosts the clamping force on injection molding presses, has been launched by Bruno Machet, owner of Compose, and Alex Guichard, the founder of RocTool and Revology. It promises to increase the capacity of injection presses with 30 to 60% more clamp-force. The technology can be adapted to allRead More

Chinaplas: Eastman debuts cellulose-based engineering bio-thermoplastic

Cellulosic materials leader Eastman Chemical Company has brought its breakthrough engineering bioplastic to Chinaplas 2017 in Guangzhou. TRĒVA’s composition is about half cellulose, sourced from trees derived exclusively from sustainably managed forests that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The new material is also BPA-free and phthalate-free. The non-bio-based components include acetic acidRead More


CAROL STREAM. IL, U.S.A., March 2, 2017: The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division has named Robert Porsche as Thermoformer of the Year. The award will be presented during the Division’s Thermoforming Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with the 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference®.  The conference will take place September 11-13, 2017 in Orlando, FL,Read More