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Headlines from the K 2013 Show
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
Article Published: 11/25/2013
The Boom in Natural Gas: What Will It Mean for Plastics Processors?
Plentiful shale gas promises to keep domestic polyolefin production costs among the lowest in the world. Whether (and when) you will see savings is debatable.
Article Published: 10/24/2013
News in Medical Tubing & Materials
Two innovations in medical tubing and more than a dozen new materials, coatings, and adhesives were on display at June’s Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East show in Philadelphia.
Article Published: 8/28/2013
K 2013 Preview: Materials & Additives
The K 2013 show will present a broad range of engineered plastics materials, including thermoplastic composites, as well as additives. Automotive and electronic applications will be the main targets, as well as medical, packaging, lighting, and cons...
Article Published: 8/28/2013
TPV Used for Robotic Extrusion of Automotive Seal
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Windsor Mold Group (WMG) is using ExxonMobil’s Santoprene TPV to replace EPDM rubber, allowing robotic extrusion of the bulb seal directly onto a PP cowl for Ford’s C-Max hybrid electric vehicle.
Article Published: 7/31/2013
Italian Compounder So.F.Ter. Adds U.S. Production
WEB EXCLUSIVE: One of the world’s largest independent engineered thermoplastics compounders, with a strong presence in Europe, Mexico and Brazil, is coming to our shores.
Article Published: 7/30/2013
Vinyl-Based TPE Compound Selected for Cable Jacketing in New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
TufFlex TPE is resistant to heat, cold, and oils.
Article Published: 7/8/2013
Borealis Acquires LLDPE & Plastomer Lines From DSM and ExxonMobil
Acquisition consists of DSM’s Stamylex LLDPE brand name and product line and ExxonMobil’s Exact metallocene plastomer products.
Article Published: 4/29/2013
Make Thinner Stretch-Hood Films at Lower Cost
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new, more sustainable stretch-hood solution developed by the Belgian polymer plant of Houston-based ExxonMobil Chemical Co. is now being expanded by the company to the resin packaging operations of all of its polymer plants, and can...
Article Published: 3/1/2013
Mitsui to Boost PP Compounding to Meet U.S. Automotive Demand
Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (U.S. office in Rye Brook, N.Y.) has augmented its expansion plans for production of PP automotive compounds and TPOs in the U.S. by an additional 30 million lb/yr through its affiliate, Advanced Composites, Inc....
Article Published: 2/26/2013

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