Published: March 5th, 2014
The recent debacle at Aston Martin that saw counterfeit DuPont polyamide material used in a critical component highlights the need for processors to ensure their material are legit. Technology from Celanese Corporation (Dallas, TX) is one means of making sure resins are indeed those that have been specified.
Published: February 26th, 2014
Celanese Corp. (Irving, TX) is presenting a technical paper on an all-thermoplastic composite storage cylinder for use in fuel-cell automobiles and showcasing new material innovations for advanced fuel systems during the ITB Automotive Energy Storage Systems 2014 conference Wednesday and Thursday, March 5-6, at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Michigan.
Published: February 3rd, 2014
Teknor Apex recently completed the acquisition of Viking Polymers, a custom compounder with a portfolio of specialty formulations with a focus on rigid PVC and related materials for building and construction. The amount of the deal was undisclosed.
Published: January 28th, 2014
Chem-Trend says its new purging compounds is saving plastic bottle caps and closures manufacturers time and money. The new Lusin Clean 1060 was specifically developed to eliminate the scrap resulting from material and color changes by cleaning screws, cylinders, nozzles and hotrunner systems in injection and compression molding machines. Lusin Clean 1061 prevents black spot formation by cleaning injection and compression molding machines used for caps and closures production.
Published: January 26th, 2014
Celanese Corporation (Sulzbach, Germany) will present innovative composite developments for light and tough automotive components during the international CAR-Symposium on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Bochum, Germany.
As a partner company of the CAR-Symposium, Celanese is presenting "UD-reinforced thermoplastic Composites - The Key for tailor-made Products" at 1:15 PM during the Infoshop Block II "Material trends and lightweight construction" segment.
Published: January 24th, 2014
Hexpol, a relatively new supplier of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), announced that it will now offer optimized grades for use in blow molded medical devices.
Elasto Sweden, part of the Hexpol TPE group of companies, said it is targeting hollow parts such as bottles, balloons and bags, particularly versions currently made in latex or polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Published: January 22nd, 2014
Polypropylene (PP) thermoplastic composites based on renewable oyster shell fillers have been flame-retarded using "commercially viable" Exolit AP non-halogenated flame retardants supplied by Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland). The compounds were developed by Eurostar Engineering Plastics (Fosses, France).
Published: January 20th, 2014
BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has inaugurated a new plant in Yeosu, Korea to strengthen its supply capability for Ultrason polyarylsulfone thermoplastics. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 6,000 tonnes is positioned to better serve the growing market in Asia Pacific. The new plant is the first of its kind to be built outside of Germany and brings the company's global capacity of Ultrason to 18,000 tonnes annually.
Published: January 16th, 2014
The big green story at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which opens to the public Saturday, is the effort to lightweight vehicles, with the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 pickup truck the real big development.
But there are other stories as well.
Published: January 14th, 2014
Müller Kunststoffe, a leading developer and manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer compounds (TPE compounding) and the German branch of the Hexpol TPE group, has announced plans to expand capacity with an additional TPE production line.