Resin makers still taking stock after Texas storm, power outage

Breaking News: Cold snap, tight supplies send commodity resin prices up in February

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.@TOPAS says US Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has recognised high gloss HDPE bottles with cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) outer layers of up to 20% as recyclable in the HDPE stream. Follows European approval for recycling with PE and PP streams

.@OneCarlyle has sold its share in Portuguese rigid plastics packaging firm Logoplaste to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Filipe de Botton and Alexandre Relvas retain 40% stake. Ontario Teachers recently invested in packaging distributor TricorBraun

.@AvientCorp says its new Versaflex CE3130 series TPEs are formulated to eliminate blooming in overmoulded PC and PC/ABS electronics applications. Manufactured in Asia, the grades are available globally

Tiger Coatings worked with BUFA Composite Systems to develop a powder coating process and materials for #GRP parts. Uses BUFA's electrically conductive #gelcoat technology, which is based on single wall carbon nanotubes supplied by OCSiAl #CNT #nanotube

Repsol says its plants at Tarragona, Puertollano and Polidux in Spain have been certified to the IATF 16949 automotive quality standard. Covers its PP polymers and compounds, high-strength PE and polyols

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