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Improving Twin-Screw Compounding Of Reinforced Polyolefins
Compounders face a number of processing challenges when incorporating a high loading of low-bulk-density mineral filler into polyolefins. Here are some possible solutions.
Article Published: 3/25/2013
New U.S. Distributor for Elix Polymers ABS
Polymer Z, Birmingham, Mich., has been named the North American distributor of precolored ABS resins and ABS- and SAN-based polymer modifiers from Spain’s Elix Polymers.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
New Technology Permits PVDF Foaming
New technology from Arkema Inc., Philadelphia, allows foaming its Kynar PVDF fluoropolymers, paving the way for new applications for foam-core pipe and sheet in aerospace, aircraft, and automotive.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
Pallets, Pellets Use Old Tires as Feedstock
Custom injection and compression molder CTC Plastics, Dayton, Ohio, recently rolled out a line of pallets and will be supplying the resin compounds used to make them as well.
Article Published: 12/28/2012
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.
Article Published: 12/28/2012
Glass-Like Colored COC for Pharma Packaging, Medical Devices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, Holden, Mass., and Topas Advanced Polymers, Florence, Ky., is bringing bright, clear colors to pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices made of TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). C...
Article Published: 6/29/2012
Sub-Micron Additives Make Strides (Just Don’t Say ‘Nano’)
High-surface-area, sub-micron-size additives have been making significant commercial strides in thermoplastic applications, albeit generally later than had been expected just a decade ago.
Article Published: 6/25/2012
Additives at NPE: Many Routes To ‘Greener’ Plastics
Just as eco-friendliness was a major theme in materials news at the big show in April, so it was with additives.
Article Published: 5/30/2012
PE/PS Interpolymer Modifies Polyolefins To Process Faster, Thinner, Better
Novel hybrid of polyethylene and polystyrene acts as a processing aid for HDPE, LDPE, and PP.
Article Published: 5/29/2012
Conference Report: Bioplastics Are Breaking Out of Their 'Green' Niche
The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival.
Article Published: 3/27/2012

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