Resins & Compounds
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%.
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."
Published: December 5th, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: March 7th, 2011
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).