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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...

New business for Engel

Austrian machine manufacturer Engel has completed dozens of deals at K'2016, including four agreements with completely new customers, according to Michael Feltes, vice president...

W&H weaves a PP future

Windmöller & Hölscher Group has merged BSW Machinery with another group company that focuses on sub-assemblies and components and renamed it W&H Machinery, as...

Recycled polypropylene demand healthy

Demand for recycled polypropylene resin by major consumer brand companies is approaching 300 million pounds (136,000 tonnes) a year, claims a study by The...

Global oversupply challenges margins

A surge in plastics chemical capacity from low-cost producers in North America, the Middle East and China is driving the global market for polyethylene and polypropylene to oversupply, which will pressure margins for producers, says market analyst IHS.

High impact PP grade released

Carmel Olefins' new polypropylene grade Capilene CT 80A is said to offer both excellent transparency and high impact performance to injection moulded applications. Its advanced features are also claimed to include good resistance to stress whitening, high gloss and excellent organoleptic performance.

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