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Advanced PC glazing used to reduce weight of rear window of Ford's multimaterial concept car.
Specialty blends such as chemically-resistant Emerge PC/PET used for medical device housings, as well as other higher-margin compounds for lighting, electronics and automotive, are Styron's new focus in North America.
Big application for new film is touch screens to speed response times.
At recent Plastec West show, material suppliers introduced grades that can withstand more and more varied sterilizations and/or materials that utilize specialty additives to impart antimicrobial properties.
The high-diffusion Lexan PC enables the injection-blow molding of the Infinia LED bulb resulting in a bulb with omnidirectional evenly dispersed light.
That’s how Jon Hamilton, a reporter at National Public Radio’s (NPR) science desk, began his story this week on a new report by government scientists published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, which concludes what many reports on bisphenol A (BPA) already have.
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.
Next-generation LSR will bond to additional engineering thermoplastics.
A next-generation self-adhesive LSR will bond to additional engineering thermoplastics.
The 2012 Outlander Sports crossover from Mitsubishi Motor Corp. features what is reportedly the industry’s first two-cavity injection molded fenders.
Biomarine, Exton, Pa., a manufacturer of self-contained breathing apparatus for rescue and hazmat workers, firefighters, and miners has improved the safety and durability of its new BioPal 240R Revolution rebreather by replacing the existing PC compound for the external housing.
The new Fiat MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), already launched in Europe and set to debut here early in 2013, has what are said to be the first fixed rear side windows in the U.S. to use two-shot injection-compression molding, which allows for the seamless integration of an aerodynamic spoiler.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The new Fiat MPV (multi-purpose vehicle),already launched in Europe and set to debut here early in 2013, has what are said to be the first fixed rear side windows in the U.S. to use two-shot injection compression molding, which allows for the seamless integration of an aerodynamic spoiler.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A 30% glass-reinforced PPE alloy newly offered globally by Sabic Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., complies with both current European and global sustainability regulations governing materials used in potable water systems as well as new, tougher regulations that go into effect in 2016.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: New Lexan FST3403 PC copolymer from Sabic Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., is hailed as the first thermoplastic material developed specifically for railroad seat-back shells and side covers that meets the strictest fire-safety requirements of the new European CEN/TS 45445-2R5 standard.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: India’s first injection-molded plastic fenders are featured on the new global XUV500 SUV from Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M). They are made of Noryl GTX, a PPE/nylon blend from SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass.
Polystrand, Inc., Englewood, Colo., is starting up a new and larger production facility for continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites in Montrose, Colo.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass., has filled out its portfolio of Flexible Noryl PPE alloys for wire and cable with two new grades that meet Europe’s HD 21.14 S1:2003 standard for AC cords.
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are among the new materials that made their debut at the big show in Orlando, Fla., last month.