Polyplastics has announced plans to construct a cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) production facility in Leuna, Germany to meet the growing global demand for its TOPAS® COC polymers. The new plant, to be operated by local Polyplastics subsidiary TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH, will have a capacity of 20,000 tons per year, more than doubling the company’s current output. The facility will be operational by mid-2023. The company’s existing COC production plant is located in

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OQ Chemicals (formerly Oxea) has entered into an agreement to license its advanced proprietary technology for the production of ethylene and propylene derivatives to Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company (DRPIC) in Oman. DRPIC, a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait International Oil Company, is a planned grassroots petrochemical complex at Duqm, Oman. In all, DRPIC awarded twelve license packages to international licensors. “DRPIC is proud to have r

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To accelerate driving the circular economy for styrenics forward, three of the world’s leading polystyrene producers, AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to jointly explore recycling options for polystyrene. AmSty, INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo are committed to a circular economy for polystyrene. This JDA represents the first global combined effort to explore advanced recycling technologies, optimize them for commercial use and call

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FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, announced the introduction of FLEXcon® NEXgen™ Polypropylene Films-sustainable “greener” non-vinyl alternatives for durable labeling applications. “As companies trend away from vinyl, converters have been hard-pressed to find a robust alternative to meet the demands of durable labeling at a comparable price,” says Ross Hodnett, Product Manager, FLEXcon. ”We worked with one

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Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) combine the advantages of rubber and plastic. They are elastic, pliable, and flexible like vulcanized elastomers at room temperature; however, when they are heated, they can be melted, shaped repeatedly, and recycled like conventional standard plastics. TPE can be easily colored and allow combinations of hard and soft components. Ceresana has now analyzed the global market for these innovative materials for the third time already: global revenues generated with

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Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, will increase list and off-list selling prices for the following acetyl intermediates products. The price increases below will be effective immediately, or as contracts otherwise allow, and are incremental to any previously announced increases. About Celanese Celanese Corpo

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The Polyplastics Group has launched a new grade of DURANEX(R) polybutylene terephthalate(PBT) resin which delivers significant improvements in hydrolysis resistance and heat shock resistance for a range of applications. DURANEX(R) 201HR is a new offering which ensures long-term reliability of parts and expands the penetration of DURANEX(R) PBT in the automotive markets. DURANEX(R) 201HR is an unfilled material that drastically improves hydrolysis resistance, which is an issue in the

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Trinseo, a global supplier of material solutions and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced today that it has developed a new grade of post-consumer recycled polystyrene, together with the German packaging manufacturer Fernholz. The latest Form Fill Seal (FFS) formulations incorporate 40% r-PS, depending on final application, thanks to Trinseo’s unique technology, which embeds the material into the polymerization process using solvent processes.

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