A balance of properties, including purity, clarity, sterilizability, and chemical resistance, drive use of the polymer in applications ranging from diagnostic products and wearable insulin devices to primary drug packaging.
The expansion also supports compounders and processors that want to add Palsgaard’s Einar products to polymers directly rather than as part of a masterbatch formulation.
In this week’s roundup: Pre-colored ABS that achieves a metallic effect without secondary processing and a cosmetics molder that converted equipment to manufacture plastic parts for a COVID-19 test kit.
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials has expanded its line of KyronMAX structural thermoplastic materials that incorporate the company’s short-carbon-fiber technology.
Made with a certified compostable resin plus a tackifier additive, Cortec's Eco Wrap can be used on most standard automated stretch-wrap equipment.
Rice University lab turns pyrolyzed ash into graphene for improving compounds.
To meet cost challenges, manufacturers have started to incorporate PBT.
The acquisition of the French company expands Ascend’s portfolio of flame-retardant materials and its European footprint.