Please visit: Solvay Speciality Polymers USA, LLC
4500 McGinnis Ferry Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30005-3914 US
Conference showcases new developments in equipment and materials for more efficient production of automotive thermoplastic composites parts.
The MMI Technyl Design, an advanced simulation service for automotive OEMs jointly created by Solvay and e-Xstream, is said to accurately predict the performance of injection-molded parts, which when replacing metals, ultimately contributes to reduction of weight and part production costs.
Solvay's new PEEK uses proprietary additive and compounding technology that gives it 50% greater modulus/stiffness than neat PEEK.
The MMI Technyl Design advanced simulation service set up by Solvay and e-Xstream for automotive OEMs can accurately predict the performance of injection-molded parts, which when replacing metals, ultimately contribute to weight reduction and production costs.
Thermoplastic composites represent a new class of structural parts for automotive and a new opportunity for injection and compression molders.
Find out at a brand-new conference this June in Novi, Mich.
Developments in materials have helped pave the way for processors to make ‘real world’ parts from what is collectively known as 3D printing. Here’s a comprehensive review of the materials available.
There was no shortage of interesting materials developments at K 2013, in particular high-performance engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites—much of them geared to automotive/transportation.
Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, Ga., announced at the K 2013 show in Dusseldorf that it has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Canadian-based Aonix Advanced Materials, Ottawa, Ont.
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow debuts breakthrough compatibilizer. Solvay, Borealis unveil unique materials.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Solvay Specialty Polymers has unveiled a range of recycled grades of Solef PVDF.
Two innovations in medical tubing and more than a dozen new materials, coatings, and adhesives were on display at June’s Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East show in Philadelphia.
The front face of what is said to be first stethoscope that can detect heart/lung activity in high ambient noise (above 90 dbA), including combat casualty and civilian emergency medical environments, features Radel PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) from Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, Ga.
Under the hood of the 2012 Nissan Altima is a water outlet assembly that looks like an injection molder’s nightmare.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: What is said to be the first range of nylon 6 powders specifically developed for SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) additive-layer rapid manufacturing of complex parts is now available from Rhodia Engineering Plastics, Cranbury, N.J., a unit of Solvay's Engineering Plastics business (U.S. office in Alpharetta, Ga.). Parts made with Sinterline nylon 6 powders reportedly display heat resistance and stiffness similar to injection molded nylon 6.
New barrier materials for small fuel tanks, tooling developments for large, flat, and odd-shaped industrial parts, new all-electric machines for large containers, and gravimetric extrusion control for bottles are some of the topics discussed at the recent SPE Blow Molding Div. annual conference in Pittsburgh.
Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, Alpharetta, Ga., has introduced a new class of high-performance polyester compounds that are said to deliver higher heat and light stability than competitive materials for LED television uses, as well as general indoor/outdoor lighting applications.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A 50% glass-filled Ixef polyarylamide (PARA, also known as MXD6 nylon) from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., delivers the high strength, rigidity, moldability, and ultra-smooth finish needed to replace stainless steel in new, single-use surgical devices.
Conventional molding techniques are not effective with high-temperature materials. Molders need to be aware of certain conditions and parameters to handle problems sometimes posed by high-heat injection molding.