Polypropylene Compounds

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

February Material Highlight: ITW Formex(TM)

February 12, 2016

This month we highlight ITW's Formex™ flexible polypropylene materials. Formex™ is a flame retardant material that provides superior electrical insulation and barrier protection in various industrial and consumer electronic equipment. This material is able to create a 'living hinge' for fantastic score and fold ability, making it easy to create 3-Dimensional parts that can... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Services

Die-Cut PP Materials offer flame-retardant electrical insulation.

July 21, 2015

ITW Formex materials are polypropylene grades that carry UL 94V-0 flame class rating. Used mainly as electrical insulator, Formex and Formex GK offer scoring, folding, and bending characteristics suited for 3D parts fabrication for electronics. Statex has same basic properties and provides static-dissipative ESD protection. ITW Formex, Formex GK, and Statex are extruded into stock forms and supplied as rolls, sheets, or panels ready for processing. Custom die cut fabrication is available.
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Chemical Processing & Waste Management

FLEXcon Eliminates Drum Label Certification Process for Convertors and Manufacturers Servicing the Petroleum and Chemical Industries

May 12, 2015

Company Announces DRUMcal™ 51932 has received BS 5609 Sections 2 and 3 Certification with Multiple Thermal Transfer Ribbons FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced that to support converters and manufacturers servicing the petroleum and chemical industries, the company has certified DRUMcal™ 51932 2.3 mil white polypropylene for BS 5609 Section 2 for salt... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

RTP Company to Exhibit at NPE 2015, Offering Tribology Data and Low Emission Thermoplastics

January 30, 2015

WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA – RTP Company, a leading global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, is exhibiting at NPE 2015: International Plastics Showcase from March 23- 27 at the Orlando Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. Located in Booth #28080 in the South Hall, RTP Company will feature an assortment of successful applications created from its engineered thermoplastics.... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Novomer Announces First Commercial Adoption of Converge® Polyols for Polyurethane Adhesives

November 3, 2014

Germany's Jowat AG Uses Unique CO2-Based Polyols To Improve Performance of Hot Melt Adhesives WALTHAM, Mass. – Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), has announced that Jowat AG, a leading supplier of industrial adhesives... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Milliken to Launch Advanced New Additive for the Nucleation of HDPE, Showcase Ultra-Clear PP Featuring Millad® NX(TM) 8000 at Pack Expo

September 23, 2014

Spartanburg, S.C. – Milliken Company will launch a new leading-edge nucleator for injection molding high-density polyethylene (HDPE) at Pack Expo International in Chicago, Nov. 2-5, 2014 in booth #10513. The new polymer additive allows packaging manufacturers to achieve increased levels of productivity and performance and a reduction in material waste. Milliken will also showcase ultra-clear... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Packaging Equipment

Borealis and Borouge Presence at CPhI Worldwide Signals Continuing Commitment to Global Healthcare Customers

September 16, 2014

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce their participation in this year's CPhI Worldwide in Paris, France in October. Borealis' Healthcare group within the New Business Development organisation will promote their Bormed™ concept with a focus on the recently-launched innovative specialty polypropylene (PP) grades, Bormed™... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Borealis Presence at Pharmapack North America Sign of Steady Commitment to Market

May 30, 2014

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces its participation at Pharmapack North America from June 10-12, 2014. As a showcase for the most innovative technologies in pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery devices, Pharmapack North America is the ideal opportunity for Borealis to promote its expanded scope of... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

SABIC to Increase Supply of Automotive Light-Weighting Material STAMAX(TM) in China

April 30, 2014

Shanghai — SABIC's Innovative Plastics business announced today that it is proceeding with an investment in a production line for STAMAX long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) at its manufacturing site in Shanghai, China. The new capacity, expected to come on stream during the second half of 2015, brings SABIC's STAMAX operations closer to customers in China and Asia Pacific and... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Simulated Polypropylene Material targets PolyJet 3D Printers.

April 17, 2014

Suited for Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3, and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers, Endur simulated polypropylene features high impact resistance and elongation at break, maximizing part strength. With heat-deflection temperature up to 129°F, material offers maximum dimensional stability for its material class. Available in bright white, material works with range of form, fit, and assembly applications and prototyping of household appliances, consumer goods, automotive parts, and lab equipment. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

ADEKA to Attend Three Conferences and Have Stand at K Trade Fair

September 13, 2013

TOKYO – ADEKA Corporation (http://www.adeka.co.jp/en/chemical/index.html), a leading  manufacturer of a wide range of excellent polymer additives that provide plastics with amazing performance, will attend three conferences, Polyolefin Additives 2013 in September, SPE (R) TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference and ABC 2013... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Polypropylene T-Edges for Furniture Provide Secure, Uniform Coverage Around Curves, Without Stress-Whitening or Trimming

September 11, 2013

Pliable Synres® PP Compound from Teknor Apex Enables Doellken-Woodtape to Provide an Alternative to Traditional Materials in Profiles for the Curved Edges of Office Furniture BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA -- Doellken-Woodtape, a leading supplier of edgebanding to the woodworking industry, uses a new polypropylene- (PP-) based compound from Teknor Apex Company to produce T-edge profiles that... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Material Handling & Storage

Citres See Plastic as Foodservice Packaging of the Future

August 28, 2013

In collaboration with RPC, Citres Spa, the Italian food specialist in pickles, pesti and sauces, is pioneering the supply of its products in new polypropylene jars. With a major focus of its turnover in Northern Europe, Citres Spa has developed a plan to meet the needs of customers in markets which for some time have restricted and in certain cases banned the use of glass in foodservice... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Custom PP Compounds are reinforced with cellulose fiber.

August 2, 2013

Eco Solutions custom cellulose fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds aid in design and production of environmentally friendly products. Cellulose fibers incorporated into PP increase strength, stiffness, and thermal performance, making compounds suitable for structural applications while providing eco-friendly content. Also, cellulose fiber can be combined with glass fiber or impact modified copolymer for materials that meet requirements of more demanding applications. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Borealis Customers See Clear Benefits in Upgrade to RJ901MO

March 18, 2013

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, is offering tangible cost and performance-related benefits to its customers in the rigid packaging market thanks to the improved properties of its superior flow random copolymer polypropylene (PP) RJ901MO. Manufactured using Borealis' proprietary Borstar® technology, the RJ901MO... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management

Long Glass Fiber Reinforced PP increases impact performance.

February 27, 2013

Positioned to replace metal, long glass, and other engineering resin applications, Thermylene® long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) delivers balance of stiffness and toughness over range of temperatures. Properties include optimized impact resistance, knit line strength, and flow. Suited for automakers, product also offers optimized isotropic mechanical and dimensional properties as well as fatigue and creep resistance. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Novomer Completes World's First Large-Scale PPC Polyol Manufacturing Run

February 25, 2013

Product Opens Up Commercial-Scale Testing in Polyurethanes Industry WALTHAM, Mass. - Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), has announced the world's first large-scale manufacturing run of polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyol, producing over seven tons of... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Resin Raw Material Trend 2012-2013 for Plastic Injection Molding

November 26, 2012

The sale price of polypropylene resin rose two cents per pound in October. This follows closely on the foot-steps of a rebound caused by the tumbling 27 cents per pound that happened in May and August. In the last two months the price per pound settled to an average per pound of three cents. <4444>Market sources report the increase comes from tighter supplies of resin and propylene monomer... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Controls & Controllers, Fasteners & Hardware, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

High-Strength Celstran LFRT from Ticona Used in Instrument Panels Honored for Innovative Use of Plastics

November 26, 2012

Florence, Ky., Sulzbach, Germany, Shanghai, PR China - An automotive development team that included Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, was the Grand Award winner Wednesday night at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) 42nd annual 2012 Innovations Award Competition & Gala in Detroit. <4444>The advanced instrument panel (IP), molded by Inteva Products LLC of... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean

Polypropylene Grade is optimized for sustainability.

August 13, 2012

Used for creation of lightweight, transparent, non-opaque, colored hinge closures, BorPure(TM) RF490MO achieves stiffness levels and dimensional color stability via Borealis Nucleation Technology (BNT) while retaining impact performance of existing random PP grades. Fluidity facilitates processing for smooth production cycle and properties preserve desired product taste and appearance. This product is approved for use in food contact applications. Read More