Donald passed away August, 2021. Pioneer in sheet manufacturing ( and one of our charter subscribers), left us after an amazing life and business journey
Having shopped around for most of 2020 to divest its acrylic business consisting of the Plexiglas brand in N. America, France- based Arkema sold to Berwyn, – PA based Transeo for $1.36 billion.
Celanese announced this massive increase to be completed by 2022. Increased demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) battery separator plates is driving this need. Celanese last increased capacity in 2017 and this expansion will raise their capacity to 120,000 t/y. EV demand is estimated to grow 25% through 2025.
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Company $Sales (millions) Inteplast Group $2,690 DuPont Co. $1,250 Klockner Pentaplast $600 Primex Plastics $600 Plaskolite $584 Spartech … Read more
Delta Airlines announces ” 2600 plexiglass shields in place throughout your journey”. Plaskolite running at capacity although expecting slowing as market becoming saturated. Growing market is maintenance (using proper cleaners) and replacement of clear MMA & PC sheet.
Plaskolite just announced the availability of an antimicrobial coating for its MMA, PC and PETG sheet used in coronavirus barrier applications. Trademarked AMGARD, it is touted as an additional safeguard to protect infection prevention applications from being contaminated especially when continual cleaning is not practical.
US resin production to fall 6% in 2020, rebounding in 2021 by increasing 13 %, year over year. Prices of volume resins bottom out. Increased exports, higher prices for feed stocks, and a slow ramp up of production of industrial goods are projected to stabilize resin prices, Upward pressure on PE and PC seems certain. … Read more
Much is reported, and in fact now being seen universally, about “Infection Protection” barriers and dividers made from “Plexiglass” as this pseudo mark is referred to. Some background: Originally trademarked Plexiglas® in 1933 by Rohm und Haas in Germany, now owned by Arkema France. First used as a glass substitute; one of the first applications … Read more
PMC is an extruder of sheet products for primarily thermoformed products made of ABS and PVC/Acrylic. and TPO and combinations of these materials. PMC was formerly PE company owned. Integrated with its Boltaron subsidiary this new SIMONA entity will continue its growth in the U.S., it’s second largest market.
In an interview with Forbes, Mitch Grindley, Plaskolite’s Executive Chairman, reports their ramped up production was extruding enough acrylic sheet to be used for over 200,000 barriers back in March-April, 2020 with current revenue up 6- fold while current deliveries running about 15 weeks Lucite International has been supplying polymer at record volumes to Plaskolite. … Read more
MCAM, as part of its acquisition of Quadrant in 2013, and the renaming of Quadrant to MCAM as of 2019, has rebranded some products. PPS and Polysulfone polymers in semi finished shape forms are now called “Sultron”. PC, Polymethylpentene and PPO are newly named “Altron”and “Flextron“. Nylon 6/6 once again called “Nylatron“
Clear acrylic sheet is especially coveted now as clear dividers are being installed at checkout counters, restaurant tables, assembly lines and many other spaces where people interact in public. According to the WSJ, a Dallas area school; district ordered 30,000 sheets from Plaskolite, whose experiencing a 50% increase in business that is directly related to … Read more
Acrylic sheet is everywhere it seems. Almost universally, its recently being called Plexiglass by most of the pr eess. Barriers between office desks, bathroom stall and sink separators, in restaurants separating booths, in nail salons, movie theaters, on airliners and of course at retail points of sale. The list of applications will be virtually endless. … Read more
Total Plastics (TPI) producing tens of thousands of PETG face shields per day, supplying hospitals nationally. They have already shipped over 3 million. Continuing their Covid-19 response TPI is gearing up to produce acrylic protective barriers on a continuing basis to , retail stores, schools and corporate offices, according to Tom Garrett, Pres. TPI. The … Read more
Within the last 45 days (seems a lifetime) , many of our companies and their employees, have suddenly and quickly performed heroic tasks during the current Pandemic. Ramping up production of PET & PC face shields and acrylic barriers & partitions…all providing personal protection against Covid-19 infection. Despite film & sheet sudden shortages, supply chains … Read more
Almost overnight, the globe has discovered MMA; PC & PET sheet & film used as face shield,personal protective barrier demand & divider shields grows as exponentially as the virus. Plaskolite instantly sells out is capacity take a as applications for fighter jet canopies and signage are on hold Fabricators and Distributors are suddenly incredibly inundated with … Read more
Plastics sheet and film suddenly no longer an environmental hazard..but a life saving commodity! Surfaces now inert and virus repelling. Transparent Face shields and dividers protect us from contamination while performing see thru barrier functions. Fabricators (Modern Plastics in CT, for one) step up voluntarily while fulfilling pipelines as new markets explode!