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Published: 4/12/2017

Emerging Application for Tepex: Door Module Carrier
Lanxess contracts with German Tier I for use of the composite in large series automotive production.

Published: 4/5/2017

More High-Performance Materials for Additive Manufacturing Emerge
Included are high-temperature formulations for 3D-printed tooling.

Published: 4/4/2017

Price Increases on Polyacetal and UHMW-PE Underway
POM, UHMW-PE join other commodity engineering resins in moving up in price.

Published: 3/27/2017

No News Shortage on Thermoplastic Composites at JEC World 2017
Sabic enters continuous carbon-fiber reinforced tape; TxV taps Fiberforge technology; Xenia introduces materials reinforced with hybrid (glass/carbon) fillers; and more.

Published: 3/23/2017

Space: Where 3D Printing Innovates?
It’s called the “Final Frontier” but maybe space is actually a closer to a present-day trendsetter. What does that mean?

Published: 3/16/2017

Engineering Resin Prices Rise in First Quarter
The trajectory of key factors that drove ABS, PC, and nylon prices up could reverse in the second or third quarter.

Published: 3/14/2017

Additive Manufacturing Materials Evolve as Market Moves from Prototyping to Production
Both Stratasys and Arkema have recently launched new materials with improved aesthetics and performance.

Published: 3/3/2017

PC Continues to Hit the Bullseye in Archery
Covestro’s Makrolon 2805 has been used for injection molded arrow nocks for more than 30 years.

Published: 2/20/2017

LSR & Other Materials Know-How for Molders at April Conference
Materials and Additives are examples of the broad focus of Plastics Technology’s Molding 2017 Conference & Exhibit.

Published: 2/16/2017

Suppliers Team to Run Precision Teflon Tubing at Medical Show
Apart from the triennial K Show, extrusion system suppliers don’t operate lines at trade fairs that much anymore.