Mexichem Specialty Compounds

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As Seen In Plastics Technology

Biobased PHA Enhances PVC Processing & Performance
Metabolix, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has developed a series of biobased PHA copolymers that act as impact modifiers, flexibilizers, and processing aids for rigid and flexible PVC.

Four Key Markets Drive Material Advances At K 2010
Last fall’s K 2010 fair in Germany drew dozens of materials suppliers to show off hundreds of new products, aimed especially at packaging,medical, automotive, and electrical/electronics.

Overmolding adhesion of TPEs is undergoing constant improvement

TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
This first of two articles on directions in TPE development focuses on styrenic, copolyester, polyamide, and TP urethane elastomers. The following article covers olefinics—TPOs, TPVs, and POEs.

Soft-touch applications

'Soft-on-Soft' Is Newest Option In Soft-Touch Molding
It's hailed as a breakthrough for soft-touch injection molding: Collaborative efforts by three companies have resulted in the commercialization of an SEBS-based TPE vehicle handle in which a very soft (28 Shore A) surface layer is coinjected onto a substrate of a firmer—but still soft and rubbery—60 Shore A compound.

Product Categories of Mexichem Specialty Compounds

ABS/pvc Alloy
Color Concentrates, Solid
Custom Compounding, Formulating--Thermoplastics
Other Styrene Copolymers
PVC--Flexible Compounds
PVC--Rigid Compounds
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Styrenic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Urethane Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Vinyl Type