The study examines polyolefin
resin or polymer demand growth by major end-use from 2003 - 2009, and forecasts demand by major end-use to 2014.
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companies, olefin companies, petrochemical companies, industrial associations, universities and governmental departments.
suppliers are not likely to support this futures launch, while others--even Basell's Trautz--feel that current conditions are not ideal due the tightness of both PE and PP, which would make supply assurance more difficult.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is introducing ENLIGHT(TM) Polyolefin
Encapsulant Films, which can enhance efficiencies in photovoltaic (PV) module production and lead to lower conversion costs.
Dispersions take carpet sustainability to the next level in multiple applications including modular carpet, broadloom, thermo-moldable products and artificial turf allowing carpet manufacturers to apply a thermoplastic backing, rather than a thermoset backing, while still using conventional coating equipment.
Krauss-Maffei's new KME extruder for polyolefin
pipe has 36:1 L/D compared with 30:1 for its predecessor.
Its alliance with Nanocor will initially focus on the strength and fire-resistant properties of polyolefin
plastics and related polymers such as EVA, TPE, EPDM, and nitrites.
producers Borealis A/S, Lyngby, Denmark, and Repsol S.
The capacity expansions, in conjunction with SCG-Dow Group's new world scale specialty elastomers plant in Thailand, which is currently under construction, will result in a net increase of 550 million pounds, bringing Dow's dedicated global capacity for polyolefin
elastomers to nearly 2 billion pounds.
The new ADDHERE(TM) tie layer is designed specifically to bond an acrylic layer onto a substrate of thermoplastic polyolefin
(TPO) for use in thermoforming applications.
Examples are Tyrin CPE for use in weatherable PVC; Engage polyolefin
elastomers, which can be used in PP and functionally grafted for use in engineering resins; Nordel IP EPDM, which functions as an impact modifier and low-profile additive in thermoset polyester SMC and BMC; and Viton freeflow fluoroelastomer, which increases throughput in polyolefin
manufacturing and reduces melt fracture.
With a flexural modulus of approximately 300 kpsi, Sequel 1880 polyolefin
is said to be the stiffest TPO currently approved for use at General Motors.