Exploring the: Thermoplastic Elastomers Zone
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UCONN Research Yields Polymer ‘Mechanochromic’ Devices
New plastics switch from opaque to transparent or change color when subjected to mechanical strain.
New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
Hexpol TPE Starts Up North American Production
The company's latest global expansion capabilities installed at its RheTech Colors facility in Ohio.
Novel Hot-Runner Technology Borrows From Flat-Die Extrusion
Nozzles with a wide slit fill at lower temperature and pressure.
K 2016 Preview: Materials & Additives
Driving the wide range of new developments in engineered plastics and additives are higher performance, safety, and sustainability.
Two-Shot Molding Helps Make Reshoring Cost-Effective
With help from labor-saving technology, a maker of children’s dinnerware finds a ‘Made in USA’ solution to quality & delivery issues.
Arkema & HP Inc. to Collaborate on Additive Manufacturing Materials Development
The collaborations involves HP's new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and Arkema's engineering resins.
Americhem Acquires Vi-Chem Corp.
Company becomes new entrant into flexible PVC and TPE compounding arenas.
Arkema & Xenia to Develop Carbon Fiber Reinforced Long-Chain Nylons
Collaboration to start with Arkema's Pebax TPE and Xenia's carbon-fiber compounding technology.
PolyOne Acquires Certain TPE Technologies from Kraton
A broader offering of SBC-based TPEs will now be available from PolyOne.