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).
WEB EXCLUSIVE: DSM Engineering Plastics of the Netherlands (U.S. office in Evansville, Ind.) is offering what reportedly is the first high-temperature nylon for extrusion blow molded air ducts.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Asahi Kasei Plastics, Fowlerville, Mich, has new long-glass reinforced PP that is said to surpass the impact strength of competing grades while offering 20% lower cost.