WEB EXCLUSIVE: Celanese Corp. (formerly Ticona Engineering Polymers) has developed a grade of Fortron PPS that is said to be the first for use with 3D robotic-manipulated blow molding of tubular automotive components with complex geometries.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Borealis of Austria has introduced Fibremod, a new family of long- and short-glass PP compounds for the automotive and appliance industries.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A specialty soft-touch PP for auto interior applications is said to have enhanced soft “feel” while maintaining structural rigidity and appealing aesthetics.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Celanese Corp. (formerly Ticona Engineering Polymers) introduced at K 2013 a flexible acetal copolymer for fuel-system pipes and tubes that require enhanced mechanical characteristics.
Polymer is extruded in multiple thin, alternating layers to reportedly eliminate weld lines and increase burst strength
Mold-Masters, Georgetown, Ont., will display new models in two product lines at K 2013 in Düsseldorf this month.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The new Recyclon family of nylon compounds from Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, R.I., is offered with varying percentages of recycled polymer to meet individual customer requirements.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ticona, Florence, Ky., has developed a new blend technology that is said to overcome issues with previous impact-modified acetals.
Setup reportedly meets ISO Class 7 (Class 10,000) and is said to be fully compliant with FDA and GAMP requirements, as well as DQ, IQ, and OQ documentation. Has since been applied to dust-free molding of automotive trim.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: BASF Engineering Plastics (U.S. office in Wyandotte, Mich.) has two new grades of Ultramid A nylon 66 optimized for water-injection technology (WIT).