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As Seen In Plastics Technology

Carbodeon Granted U.S. Patent for Nanodiamond-Containing Plastics
With thermally conductive plastics rapidly growing in demand, the addition of nanodiamonds to the arsenal of thermally-conductive fillers is only welcome.

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.

Auto interiors

Clear Road Ahead for TPOs, TPVs
Olefinic TPEs originally comprised only two classes of rubber-modified polypropylene, known as TPO and TPV. More recently, these have been supplemented by new types of olefinic elastomers that can be used on their own or as the rubber component in TPO/TPV compounds. Additionally, a small handful of specialty TPEs using olefinic matrices occupy niche applications.

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.

Hot rollers at Plantic

What's Ahead for 'Green' Plastics: Look for More Supply, More Varieties, Better Properties
Major chemical companies are investing big bucks in new plants and technologies to produce plastics from annually renewable sources, not from petrochemicals.

BASF's new Ultradur High Speed

K 2004 Wrap-Up on Materials: Setting New Benchmarks for Processability and Performance
 Higher flow, higher heat, higher barrier, higher clarity, higher stiffness, lower durometer, lower smoke, lower odor—materials exhibits at the recent K 2004 show in Dusseldorf were stretching the bounds of processing and performance properties in all directions.

Great Lakes Chemical

K 2004 Wrap-Up on Additives: Problem-Solving Additives Tackle New and Old Challenges
The latest K show was rich in additives that can ease processing and end-use problems of thermoplastics and thermosets.

Product Categories of Kaneka North America LLC

Acrylic Copolymers
Antiblocking Concentrates
Crosslinking Agents for Thermoplastics
Flame Retardants/Smoke Suppressants
Heat Stabilizers for PVC
Heat-Distortion Modifiers
Impact Modifiers
Polyester (Thermoplastic)--PET Type
Processing Aids--Polymeric Type
PVC--Chlorinated PVC (CPVC)
Release Agents--Internal (Additive Type)
Stock Shapes--Film
Surface Treatment Chemicals, Dispersion Aids (for Fillers, Pigments, Reinforcements)
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Styrenic Type