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Food pouch target for new grade of polypropylene

LyondellBasell has introduced a polypropylene resin that is said to offer improved sealing strength and is produced using a non-phthalate based catalytic system to...

Sabic continues European PP growth

Sabic has continued its global expansion with the inauguration of a PP pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new...

Solid second quarter performance for Borealis

A high level of investment related to growth projects and turnarounds has led to a €48 million reduction in second quarter net profit at...

Polypropylene June 2017 Price Review

June was a disappointing month for PP producers. All attempts to withhold some of the €40/t ($46) advantage resulting from the lower propylene fixing...

Albis adds to on-site storage capacity

Technical thermoplastics distributor and compounder Albis UK has installed a second 60-tonne plastics granule storage silo manufactured by Barton Fabrications, in order to expand...

Braskem to construct $675m PP plant in US

Braskem is to invest $675 million in a new US plant, with construction expected to be completed by 2020.The polypropylene (PP) production facility in...

Copolymers to aid thin-wall packaging

Sabic has expanded its polypropylene portfolio for the packaging industry with the introduction of two  high flow, injection moulding grades.The 513MK46 and 512MK46 impact...

Polypropylene March 2017 Price Review

On the back of a propylene price rally in the US in the first two months of 2017, producers achieved margin gains and in...

Plastics can comes into commercial Vue

US fruit and vegetable producer McCall Farms has become the first company to use the Sonoco Products TruVue plastics can.The clear, plastics retort can...

Sealed Air launches Russian plant

Flexible packaging firm Sealed Air Corporation has started construction on a food packaging plant in Volgograd, Russia worth €9.5 million ($10m) that will produce...

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