Published: November 12th, 2013
Japan's Mitsui Chemicals and Itoh Oil Chemical have signed a joint venture agreement with India's Jayant Agro-Organics for the establishment of a company based in Gujarat, India to produce bio-polyol, a raw material for polyurethane foams. An 8,000 tonnes/yr plant is scheduled to start up in January 2015.
Published: November 4th, 2013
K 2013 was the venue for a series of product introductions from processing equipment supplier Cannon, specifically new and redesigned mixing heads to cope with the latest chemical formulations for rigid, flexible, reinforced polyurethanes and for fast RTM epoxy resins.
Published: October 31st, 2013
A new report from Axis Research Mind claims that the plastics market is expected to reach 508.6 million tons by 2016 primarily supported by the segments (rigid/flexible plastics), resins (thermoplastics/thermoset) and end-users such as food and beverage packaging, building and construction plastics, healthcare and more.
Published: October 1st, 2013
Teijin Limited (Tokyo) has developed a new type of phosphorus flame retardant dubbed Fireguard FCX-210 that can be used for a wide range of resins. Previously, such flame retardants were mainly used for polycarbonate and polyester resins but the new Teijin product is equally applicable to include styrenic resins such as ABS and polystyrene (PS) as well as polyamide (PS) resins, with which conventional phosphorus flame retardants are less effective.
Published: September 4th, 2013
Published: September 4th, 2013
New orders for durable goods (those items lasting at least three years), fell sharply in July with a drop in demand for commercial aircraft, computers, and electrical equipment. According to the Commerce Department, durable goods orders fell 7.3% in July, the steepest drop in nearly a year. Excluding the transportation sector, orders fell just 0.6%.
Published: September 2nd, 2013
Japan's Asahi Kasei Chemicals (Tokyo) has decided to construct a plant in Nantong, China for polycarbonatediol (PCD), an intermediate used in high-performance polyurethanes (PUR). The 3000-tonnes/yr plant will start up in early 2015 and be operated by local affiliate Asahi Kasei Performance Chemicals Corp.
Published: August 1st, 2013
Thermoplastics compounder RTP Company (Winona, MN) has unveiled the latest addition to its Eco Solutions product portfolio with a new line of custom cellulose fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) compounds.
Published: July 4th, 2013
Molders of terminal blocks widely employed in industrial machinery, automation, transportation and building infrastructure can now turn to a halogen-free solution in the form of a high temperature polyamide (PA) 4T delivering UL94-V0 flame retardancy combined with outstanding thermal and mechanical performance. Stanyl ForTii T11 is supplied by DSM Engineering Plastics (Singapore).
Published: July 1st, 2013
The SO.F.TER. Group (Forlì, Italy), one of the world's largest independent compounders, is constructing a new compounding facility in the United States dedicated to the production, development and sale of plastic compounds based on polyamide, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers as well as other advanced plastics.