Electrical/electronics

Flame-retardant PET film costs one-tenth that of polyimide equivalent; LED lighting targeted

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 14th, 2014

Teijin DuPont Films Japan Limited (Tokyo) has developed a PET film offering flame retardance equivalent to UL VTM-0 that reportedly costs up to 90% less than polyimide (PI) film.

Teijin  Tetoron UF film employs Teijin's proprietary non-halogenated flame-retardant and also reportedly delivers the inherent heat resistance, chemical resistance and strength of conventional PET film.

American firm localizes specialty compound production in China

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 14th, 2014

Global OEMs concerned the legitimacy of their plastic compound sources in China may want to consider a new supplier of specialty products with its roots in the US.

Japan Steel Works has picked Stork as service partner for Western Europe

By Karen Laird
Published: April 14th, 2014

Few things are as important to generating customer loyalty as a professional and reliable after sales service and support network. International suppliers of products of all kinds recognize this and tend to solve the problem by partnering with trusted local partners. A recent example is the cooperation agreement signed by plastics machinery manufacturers Japan Steel Works and Stork, which is, in fact, more or less a formalization of a practice that has existed for some 10 years.

SPE looking for entries in Students Part Competition

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 1st, 2014

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division is looking to engage the younger generation with its second annual Student Parts Competition. SPE is encouraging students to collaborate on a potential thermoformed application specified by SPE. The submission deadline is August 15. 

Chinaplas returns to Shanghai in April

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 5th, 2014

According to the statistics of Chinese customs, the cumulated amount of plastic products exported from January to July in 2013 increased by 13.7%, compared to 2012 and this increment has decreased by 4.4% on a month-to-month basis.

BASF sells off US additives subsidiary PolyAd Services

By Karen Laird
Published: March 4th, 2014

Ludwigshafen, Germany-based BASF has announced that it has signed an agreement to divest PolyAd Services, part of its plastic additives business unit, to Edgewater Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm based in Cleveland, OH. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2014. The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction.

Graphene research gets funding boost

By Stephen Moore
Published: February 12th, 2014

The UK Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are offering funding of up to £2.5 million ($4.2 million) in feasibility studies to accelerate commercial applications for the carbon material graphene.

Week of 1/20 to 1/24: A peek inside a plastics facility and top 10 articles

By Heather Caliendo
Published: January 24th, 2014

Let me start off this blog article with a wonderful lead written by Clare Goldsberry:

"It is said that we can't know where we're going in our future until we understand where we've been in our past. History creates our present and our future, and that's certainly been true for John Currier, president of Currier Plastics Inc., a custom processor with injection and extrusion and stretch blowmolding capabilities."

Victrex plc among top 20 in “Britain's Most Admired Companies" survey

By Karen Laird
Published: January 24th, 2014

Leading global manufacturer of high performance polymers Victrex plc has achieved the No. 15 position in a survey of the most admired 250 companies in the UK. With a score of 69.50, it beat a number of FTSE 100 companies, including Centrica and GlaxoSmithKline.

The survey "Britain's Most Admired Companies," was conducted by experts in corporate reputation at Birmingham City Business School, part of Birmingham City University and published in the December, 2013 edition of Management Today.

Diverse processor Currier Plastics grows from its history, creates sustainable future

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: January 24th, 2014

It is said that we can't know where we're going in our future until we understand where we've been in our past. History creates our present and our future, and that's certainly been true for John Currier, president of Currier Plastics Inc., a custom processor with injection and extrusion and stretch blowmolding capabilities.

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