Scientists at the University of Sheffield in the UK have developed a polyurethane-based mesh embedded with estrogen. The material’s strength and elasticity make it a better fit than currently used polypropylene, and the estrogen promotes the formation of new blood vessels, accelerating healing.
High-molecular-weight polyethylene for film jumped $0.03/lb, as a major producer declared force majeure on this resin after more than a month of production issues. Meanwhile, injection-grade high-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene butene both lost a little ground last week.
The DS-eTPC II from Davis-Standard LLC (Pawcatuck, CT) can control up to three extruders—including melt pumps and auxiliaries such as vacuum pumps for each extruder—and perform real-time and historical data trending.
Expansion of footprint in Singapore will localize Ultem resin production in Asia, increasing global production by 50%; recommissioning of Noryl resin manufacturing operations in Bergen op Zoom expected to increase global production more than 40%.