Arkema's liquid thermoplastics are based on a high-molecular-weight acrylic and can be transformed using the same processes as composite thermosets.
Targeted to film, fiber, and monofilament markets is a new nylon 410 said to surpass other "green" nylons due to its much higher melting point.
Processing and performance advantages are claimed for two new exothermic foaming agents for ABS and PVC.
RTP Co., Winona, Minn., has introduced the Ultra Performance Structural Compounds series to its portfolio of high-temperature structural compounds.
New PEEK compounds contain a proprietary additive that outperforms PTFE in wear and other properties.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Arkema says its newly developed Kepstan 6000 PEKK copolymers offer a low melting point and slow crystallization rate for injection molding and extrusion in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and oil and gas.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: DSM Engineering Plastics claims it has made a breakthrough in nylon 6 blown-film processing for flexible food packaging with the development of its new Akulon XS.
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: 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.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Evonik Industries (U.S. office in Parsippany, N.J.) is developing a new engineering polymer that surpasses the performance of existing PEEK materials in high temperatures and extreme environments.