Polypropylene (PP) - news on Plastech

Global market for PP compounds

AMI Consulting published new study on the global market of the polypropylene compounds.

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Biaxplen launched a new biaxially-oriented polypropylene film production line in Novokuybyshevsk.

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SABIC has broadened its stretch film portfolio to include one of the first commercially available materials to combine PP and LLDPE.


Halogen-free flame retardant for green PP compound

Clariant's Exolit ensures protection for renewable polymers in oyster shell-reinforced polypropylene.

Lightweight EPP structural element awarded

SPE awarded first visible use of Neopolen polypropylene foam on a center console.

Biaxplen launches new BOPP-film factory

The company has launched a new production facility of biaxially oriented polypropylene films in Tomsk.

Sirmax increases compounding capacity in Poland

The company raises capacity to meet the increasing demand from the automotive and appliance sectors.

Dow sells Polypropylene Licensing & Catalysts business

Dow's global PP Licensing & Catalysts business will be divested to W. R. Grace & Co. for $500m.

New polypropylene grade from SABIC

SABIC PP PHC28 combines high impact resistance, light-weight and intrinsic stiffness with good flow properties and processability.

Scientists found propylene in outer space

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected propylene on Saturn's moon Titan.

License agreement between Sabo SpA and BASF

Sabo SpA announced that it has entered into an agreement with BASF for a license of the Chimassorb 2020 technology.

Clariant and Lummus Novolen to build PP catalyst plant

Clariant signed polypropylene catalyst commercialization agreement with polypropylene technology licensor Lummus Novolen Technology.

Total's Polypropylene Lumicene® Random takes Rigid Packaging to new applications

Polypropylene Lumicene® Random is helping converters to safely and successfully tackle new challenges in food packaging.

Borealis upgrades Borstar PE plant in Porvoo

The company will invest EUR 65 mln to upgrade Borstar PE2 plant technology to the third generation.

Borealis next generation Borpact SH950MO grade innovation takes on frozen food packaging sector

Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, is offering a step-up in performance and processing sustainability to the frozen food packaging sector with the launch of next generation transparent polypropylene (PP) grade Borpact SH950MO.