DSM Engineering Plastics has announced the commercialization of Akulon RC, a portfolio of Recycle Content grades of PA6 for use in Automotive under-the-bonnet applications. The new material will be available from the end of 2010 – with first commercial applications expected in early 2011.
The recession has increased awareness in Russia of the need to press ahead with modernising the economy. The best form of protection against future recessions is greater diversification and focus on innovation in the national economy.
At Interplastica 2011, the SABIC family of plastics businesses, including Polymers and Innovative Plastics, will be exhibiting a broad array of materials, including the company’s latest innovations, which address the requirements of customers in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Baltic nations.
Polypropylene (PP) is a kind of general-purpose plastics with large output and favorable performance. The modified PP is extensively applied in automobiles, building materials, electrical and electronic components, various pipes and fittings, etc.
An innovative polypropylene-based compound from Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, has enabled French car maker PSA to breathe new life into its best-selling hatchback, the 206.
Thin-walled plastics packaging is used in a wide range of industries including dairy containers like yogurt cups, yellow fats, frozen foods, fruit and vegetables, bakery, ready meals, juices, soup and meats.
Demand from European converters fell back 7.2% from 2008 to 45 million tones in 2009. The market share of end use applications remained stable with packaging. The largest segment representing 40.1% of overall demand.