Plastics during the pandemic

COVID-19 has meant a shift in plastics markets, and polymer makers are hustling to keep up. Braskem went to extraordinary lengths to keep the polypropylene flowing during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, with lockdown orders shutting the US, workers...

Growing polymers of different lengths

Researchers have developed a new method for producing polymers with different lengths. This paves the way for new classes of polymer materials to be used in previously inconceivable applications. It is hard to imagine everyday life without materials made of synthetic...