Published: April 21st, 2014
Shanghai, China — Fresh off the heels of Engel's recent announcement that it has founded a 100%-owned subsidiary in China, the company brought out its top management to talk more about this news at Chinaplas Media Day.
"We wanted to show you how important this news was and we have brought our top management to show you this new company, Wintec," said Peter Neumann, CEO of Engel.
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.
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.
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 14th, 2014
As their customers become more demanding in their requirements of mold suppliers, mold manufacturers are working to expand capacity and capabilities in response. Superior Tooling Inc., a mold manufacturer located in Wake Forest, NC, is keeping up with demands from customers by making continued investments in its business.
Published: January 31st, 2014
While the U.S. Department of Commerce's report on durable goods showed a sharp decline in December by $10.3 billion or 4.3% to $229.3 billion, automotive sales finished up a strong 8%.
November's new orders for manufactured durable goods had ticked up 2.6%, which made Decembers decrease a bit surprising. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 1.6%, and excluding defense, new orders decreased 3.7%. Transportation equipment led the decrease, $7.7 billion or 9.5% to $73.1 billion, with nondefense aircraft and parts leading the decrease, down $3.8 billion.
Published: January 27th, 2014
J.M.Barrie, the Scottish writer who created Peter Pan, once said: "Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough."
This comes to mind because of the recurring media stories trumpeting a reshoring of manufacturing jobs in the United States.
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 3rd, 2014
It seems that 2013 was a good year for reshoring of manufacturing. As "Made in USA" labels become more ubiquitous thanks to a lot of media attention over the past year, it appears that's influencing people in corporate boardrooms.
Published: December 29th, 2013
Presentation by Dr. Peter Eibeck, Business Development E/E, Engineering Plastics Europe, BASF SE
The challenges for materials in the automotive drive technology include amongst others high temperatures, moisture and vibrations. In order to be able to withstand such an environment over the service life of a car, the plastics used often have to be specially formulated.