Polyethylene (PE) - news on Plastech

Oxo degradable plastic packaging is not a solution to plastics pollution?

Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution.

Hot runner solutions from HRSflow for food and cosmetic applications

At Fakuma 2017, HRSflow has showcased hot runner solutions for food and cosmetic applications.

North American PE and PP resin prices both slide in May

North American PP resin prices slipped for the second straight month in May, while prices for PE resin also decreased after a flat month.


Sabic & Sinopec in agreement to cooperate on joint projects

Sabic and Sinopec have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

Borealis, Nova, Total to form PE/ethylene JV

Borealis and NOVA Chemicals enter Preliminary Agreement with Total to meet growing global demand for polyethylene

Next-generation LLDPE packaging based on WESTON 705

A new generation of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) packaging.

Total develops a new grade of HDPE for thermoforming applications

Total introduced high density polyethylene grade 9825E for sheet extrusion thermoforming (SET) market.

Petronas selects Hostalen ACP PE technology for its new plant

Petronas selects LyondellBasell Hostalen ACP PE technology for 400 KTA Malaysia project.

SABIC'S dedicated LDPE foam grades for MEAF and Asia

SABIC is lanuching a new dedicated foam grade, SABIC LDPE HP0824NDF, to broaden the application window for the tapes, seals and underlayment market.

Amcor expands compression blow forming platform

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its compression blow forming (CBF) platform with a new 20-cavity CBF machine for production of HDPE pharmaceutical bottles.

Braskem opens its first technology center in Europe

Global petrochemicals firm Braskem has invested around €5 million to build a new European Technology Center within its plant in Wesseling.

K 2016: Braskem among the world's biggest producers of thermoplastic resins

The company reaps the results of investments in increased production and global expansion.

LyondellBasell to build HDPE plant on U.S. Gulf Coast

LyondellBasell has made the final investment decision to build a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Sadara begins polyethylene production

Sadara Chemical Company has achieved a key milestone of first PE production, meeting previously announced targets to begin production by year-end 2015.

Talke accomplishes mechanical completion of Slovnaft project

The LDPE 4 logistics facility for the Slovakian Slovnaft Group has been completed on schedule.