Having acquired the composites portfolio of Henkel in January and thermoset resins supplier Applied Poleramic Inc. in 2017, the company’s North American affiliate Kaneka Aerospace LLC (Benicia, CA) will manufacture prepregs based on benzoxazine and other matrices.
Growing demand from the automotive industry for RFID labels and mandatory compliance with labeling laws are the main drivers of the automotive labels market, according to a new report from Coherent Market Insights (Seattle, WA).
Brazilian resin supplier Braskem has introduced an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer derived from sugarcane. The first application of the material is in flip-flop footwear developed by San Francisco-based Allbirds, which has attracted investment from Leonardo DiCaprio.
Currently the largest compounder of SMC in North America, the installation of this SMC line in France will be used to further develop the company’s advanced composite products, including low VOC formulas currently under development to meet European market regulations.