Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM) renames some Quadrant products

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

“PLexiglass Is the New Hot Commodity…Wall St. Journal”

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 the pandemic response…deliveries are now out an unprecedented five months!

Our industry mourns the passing of Mike Batky, 75, earlier this year. Mike spent 23 years at Almac/Laird Plastics and 7 years at AIN Plastics/ThyssenKrupp Materials NA. Most recently with Business Answers International and a good friend and colleague of ours.

Infection Protection

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.

PMMA, PC & PETG (also being widely used) sheet sales are up 300% in April 2020 v 2019!

Total Plastics acknowledged by Michigan Gov. Whitmer

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 new normal is here!

New… Plastics Shapes Industry Heroes

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 were tapped and deliveries made. Volume in hundreds of thousands in record time…heroes indeed!

Transparent TP sheet re-discovered during Covid-19 pandemic!

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 orders.

The Covid 19 pandemic suddenly changes our world…and industry

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!