Resins & Compounds

Purging compound provider promises cheaper shipping

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 20th, 2012

Sun Plastech Inc. (Parsippany, NJ), manufacturer of ASACLEAN purging compound has announced that a recent acquisition made by Japanese parent company, Asahi Kasei Group, will help the company offer ASACLEAN customers an average of 36% savings on their UPS pre-pay shipping costs, with savings in some cases as high as 52%.

New nylon 6/12 compounds for automotive

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: September 4th, 2012

Teknor Apex has announced two new compounds of nylon 6/12 that the company says can help address industry concerns about nylon 12 supplies. The injection molding compounds are said to provide "comparable performance in the fuel line components that comprise the major application for nylon 12."

Thinner walls, higher flow, greater organoleptics

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: December 5th, 2011

BorPure RJ766MO random copolymer polypropylene

Bring custom color manufacturing in house

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 17th, 2011

Liquid color manufacturer Riverdale Color is making its own proprietary custom color technology and computer controlled blending system available to plastic processors so they can establish their own in-house liquid-coloring program.

Impact modifier gives PC/ABS a flow and property boost

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: May 27th, 2011

A new acrylic impact modifier boosts impact strength and flowability in PC/ABS and other select PC formulations, helping the alloys fend off increasing competition from compounded TPOs and PPs. Arkema's (Philadelphia, PA) Durastrength 410 is the second additive in the Durastrength acrylic impact modifier family, joining Durastrength 410, which launched several years ago, with the newest addition already commercially applied.

Purging compound tackles high-heat engineering grades: PEEK, PEI, PPS and more

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: May 4th, 2011

A new glass-filled high-temperature grade of purging compound has a service temperature range of 518°F - 788°F (270°C - 420°C) letting it take on ultra-high-heat engineering resins, like PEEK (polyetheretherketone), PPS (polyphenylene sulfide), Ultem (polyetherimide), and LCP (liquid crystal polymer) and clean out injection molding machines and extruders.

Halogen-free PC/PBT blends rated V0

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 23rd, 2011

Non-reinforced and glass-fiber-reinforced, halogen-free, flame-retardant PC/PBT blends from Romira GmbH (Pinneberg, Germany) are said to boast significantly better stress crack and chemical resistance compared with PC/ABS FR blends. The partially crystalline PBT component functions to greatly increases their distortion temperature while improving the surface characteristics of molded products, especially in the case of the glass-fiber-reinforced compounds.

Fancy a Mango Mist with your shampoo, madam?

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 16th, 2011

In a "celebration of the harmonious coupling of color found in nature," Ampacet  (Tarrytown, NY) introduced a series of masterbatches especially targeted at multi-layer blowmolded packaging structures used in the for cosmetic, personal care, and household product arenas.

Dow and Milliken team up for greater PP clarity

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 7th, 2011

Dow random copolymer polypropylene (PP) has been paired with Milliken's Millad NX 8000 clarifying agent for a new family of PP promising good aesthetics, functionality, and operational efficiencies.

PVC compounds for potable water apps

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 4th, 2011

Two new rigid vinyl compounds for injection molding small- to medium-sized parts provide enhanced thermal stability in potable-water applications requiring NSF-61 certification, says its supplier the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex Company (Pawtucket, RI).

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