Polypropylene (PP) - news on Plastech

Borealis increases PP capacity in Europe

Borealis has taken the final investment decision to expand the capacity of its PP plant in Kallo, Belgium, by 80kt. The added capacity is expected to come on stream in mid-2020.

Sabic expands its PP portfolio with new impact copolymer

Sabic announces the launch of a new impact copolymer (ICP) grade - Sabic PP PPA20 - targeted at demanding home appliances as well as high-end cosmetics, furniture and other household consumer goods.

Sabic to introduce new ultra-high melt flow PP

At the upcoming RISI Asia Pacific Hygiene Products Symposium, Sabic will unveil an innovative new polypropylene (PP) resin product engineered to deliver enhanced properties in melt-blown fibers for nonwoven fabrics.


Albis Plastic distributes sustainable products from QCP

Albis Plastic is proud to add LyondellBasell's Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) range of recycled products to its portfolio. Owned by LyondellBasell and SUEZ, QCP is a manufacturer of high-quality renewable polymers.

Borealis will build new, world-scale 750,000 tonne/year (PDH) plant in Belgium

Borealis has taken the final investment decision for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, after successfully concluding the FEED study in June 2018.

BASF showcases variety of new products at Fakuma

The international trade fair for plastics processing will see BASF experts discussing the current market trends in the automotive, lifestyle and industrial development sectors. Many new products and innovations will be presented at Fakuma 2018.

Borealis Daplen grades with PCR content to help develop Volvo Cars demonstrator vehicle

Borealis Daplen grades with post-consumer recycled content to help develop Volvo Cars demonstrator vehicle.

FKuR at Fakuma: Heat-resistant PLA compounds and more

At Fakuma 2018, FKuR will be presenting its broad portfolio of bio-based thermoplastics for injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion, including the advanced injection molding grade Bio-Flex S 7514 as well as bio-based TPE and PP grades for a variety of applications.

Treofan sales European business to Jindal Films

M&C S.P.A., owner of Treofan Holdings GmbH, has sold its controlling stake in Treofan Europe to Jindal Films, an Indian film and label manufacturer.

Heat-resistant PLA compounds and versatile bioplastics at Fakuma 2018

At Fakuma 2018, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH will be presenting its broad portfolio of bio-based thermoplastics for injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion.

Lightweight, paintable components in one step

Fibers as fillers are familiar - but are hollow glass microspheres? Along with weight reduction and lower warpage, they also provide immaculate surfaces. At the KraussMaffei Competence Forum visitors can witness proof of this in the shape of a vehicle spoiler.

Thermoforming tooling system for floating PP K-cups

In close co-operation with its parent company Kiefel, Bosch Sprang has developed a new patent pending thermoforming tooling system for the production of polypropylene coffee cups which can be recycled in water separation systems thanks to their material density below 1.000kg/m3.

Pack provides crème de la crème of decoration

A traditionally authentic crème fraîche from French dairy producer Laiterie d’Etrez is now being packed in the Ecopack pot from RPC Bebo Bouxwiller.

Easy handling bottle combines safety and protection

The 900g Euro Squeeze multilayer polypropylene bottle from RPC Corby has been selected by leading Greek food manufacturer Provil SA for its new Sandwich Creams range of sauces for the foodservice sector.

Special system for 5-layer PP-R pipe with fiberglass

Poloplast, a processor established in Europe, implements a special solution with help from KraussMaffei Berstorff