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Chinaplas: Hybrid vehicles drive halogen-free compound adoption

Monday, May 5th, 2014 | Permalink

The emergence of the hybrid vehicle has provided a major impetus to the adoption of halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) polyolefin compounds in automotive wire and cable according to coupling agent supplier Addivant (Middlebury, CT). “We have been very successful in penetrating the automotive market in Japan and we are now expanding [our efforts] on a global basis,” notes Serge Rogasik, Vice President, General Manager, Global Performance Materials at Addivant. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives automotive Electronics medical polymers polymer composites read more

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New AMI report shows shifting balance of power in BOPP film markets

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 | Permalink

BOPP film has been one of the global success stories in flexible plastics packaging. According to a new report on the global BOPP film market from AMI Consulting, it’s an industry that produces more than 7 million tons of substrates a year, worth more than $18 billion. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives read more

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Octal reaches $3 billion in sales

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | Permalink

PET producer Octal has surpassed the $3 billion dollar mark in sales, a record in the company’s six-year history. The company also recorded its highest quarter production volume of PET in Q1, with March 2014 being its second best month ever of PET production volumes, the company said. The latest capacity expansion of its PET complex in Salalah has increased production of bottle grade PET resin by 40% with a monthly run-rate of $100 million. Octal accounts for approximately 15% of Oman’s non-oil exports, which equates to about 1.5% of the national GDP.  Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  materials and Additives extrusion read more

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