WEB EXCLUSIVE: The German “MID Industry Award” for 2009 was given to the PBT steering switch for the new BMW Z4 Roadster.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Telecom Italia’s new Eco Cordless phone has a shell injection molded from Ingeo PLA biopolymer.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tronox Inc., Oklahoma City, currently in bankruptcy protection, canceled a deal to sell its titanium dioxide and electrolytics businesses to Huntsman Corp., The Woodlands, Tex.
A new chocolate brown mineral pigment from Shepherd Color Co., Cincinnati, reflects infrared and thereby allows dark-colored plastics to minimize heat buildup when exposed to sunlight.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, has a new line of USP Class VI colorants for medical devices called OnColor HC gamma-stable concentrates.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Brushed Brilliance is a new series of color masterbatches for PET from Ampacet Corp., Tarrytown, N.Y., that offers the look of brushed aluminum.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new chocolate brown mineral pigment from Shepherd Color Co., Cincinnati, reflects infrared and thereby allows dark-colored plastics to minimize heat buildup when exposed to sunlight.
Liquid colorants now can be used in HDPE blow molding without the usual problems of screw slippage.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new masterbatches from Clariant Additive Masterbatches, Winchester, Va., offer long-lasting barrier to oxygen and carbon dioxide in PET bottles.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lucite L clear cast acrylic sheet from Lucite International, Memphis, Tenn., is now available with built-in antimicrobial protection for medical applications such as dispensers for facial tissue, gloves, and paper towels.