Published: December 9th, 2013
Compounder S&E Specialty Polymers LLC (Lunenburg, MA) has developed two new SEBS product lines, the TufPrene 2200 Series, a standard filled material available in 30 to 90 Shore A hardnesses, and the unfilled TufPrene 2000 Series. Both compounds can be color matched to specific customer requirements.
Published: December 2nd, 2013
Targeting growing auto production, Japanese compounder Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co. (DNS) plans to start production of compounds at a 10,000-tonnes/yr facility in the Méxican State of Guanajuato in January 2015. Trading company Mitsubishi Corp. will partner DNS in the joint venture with a 35% stake.
Published: November 27th, 2013
Kaiser Permanente is using advanced strategic sourcing practices to convert to DEHP-free and PVC-free products in line with a PVC-free policy made official in January, 2012. The strategy is also yielding signfiicant cost savings, even though the greener alternates are often more expensive.
Published: November 26th, 2013
Published: November 26th, 2013
Chemicals group Solvay (Brussels) is set to acquire the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química, Ltda (Itatiba, Brazil). The purchase will allow the group to more than double its production capacity in surfactants in Brazil and to serve customers in the agrochemicals, home and personal care, coatings, mining, and oil and gas markets.
Published: November 18th, 2013
The German extruder manufacturer Leistritz Extrusionstechnik has upgrades its popular ZSE MAXX series extruder based on end user feedback. The result is the ZSE 27 iMAXX featuring a new, more user-friendly design that was on display at the recent K Show.
Published: November 13th, 2013
Hannover-based machine manufacturer KraussMaffei Berstorff announced that it built and supplied the new compounding line, which FKuR has brought on stream for the production of its biopolymer materials. This is the third line from KraussMaffei Berstorff that this German producer of biodegradable and biobased polymer compounds has installed.
Published: November 7th, 2013
Japan's Mitsui Chemicals and polyolefin supplier Prime Polymer, a Mitsui Chemicals subsidiary, have announced a 21,000-tonnes/yr expansion of polypropylene (PP) compound production capacity at their U.S. subsidiary Advanced Composites Inc. as well as a 13,000-tonnes/yr expansion in Mexico at subsidiary Advanced Composites Mexicana S.A. de C.V to the meet growing demands of the automotive sector.
Published: November 6th, 2013
Two suppliers of extrusion and material handling technology have come together to develop an extrusion line for the production of highly filled compounds with up to 85% CaCo3 content. Partners Leistritz Extrusionstechnik and AZO have developed a system that, with slight adjustments, can run other applications such as talc, titanium dioxide and barium sulfate filler. In the field of flame retardants, meanwhile, materials such as aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide can be processed.
Published: November 4th, 2013
TechnoPales, a new masterbatch from Ampacet, present chalky pastel hues to provide a new color presence in packaging and consumer goods.