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BASF Opens New TPU R&D Lab
BASF Corp., Florham Park, N.J., has opened a new TPU research facility in Wyandotte, Mich., designed to develop new products for the American automotive, construction, sports, and leisure industries.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
TPE Adheres to Acetal in Earpieces of Safety Glasses
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sporty new Pheos safety glasses from Germany’s Uvex feature earpieces made with a soft-touch Thermolast K styrenic TPE compound from Kraiburg TPE GmbH (U.S. office in Duluth, Ga.).
Article Published: 9/4/2012
TPU Powders for SLS Prototyping & Manufacturing
Germany’s Bayer MaterialScience (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) and Solid Composites GmbH have partnered to develop TPU powders for SLS (selective laser sintering), a digital rapid-prototyping and additive-manufacturing method for fabricating 3D s...
Article Published: 8/28/2012
New TPE Lures Could ‘Change Fishing Forever’
Anglers, take note: Those fishing lures that look so colorful in the package on the store shelf have little or no appeal to fish in deep or cloudy water.
Article Published: 7/31/2012
TPE Replaces Rubber in Resealable Closure for Infusion Bags
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A two-component, injection molded resealable closure for infusion bags has been developed by Bolivia’s Matriplast SA using a special TPE from Kraiburg TPE in Germany (U.S. office in Duluth, Ga.). Matriplast specializes in plasti...
Article Published: 6/29/2012
Tungsten-Filled Compounds Slash Catheter Manufacturing Costs
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A new line of thermoplastic marker bands for fluoroscopic illumination of catheter tips used in minimally invasive medical procedures is said reduce costs by eliminating traditional gold or platinum marker bands.
Article Published: 6/29/2012
MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials
Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are...
Article Published: 4/28/2012
Materials & Additives at NPE: Performance, Processability, And Sustainability
Bioplastics take center stage.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Lubrizol Completes Acquisition of Merquinsa
The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, Ohio, recently completed its purchase of Spanish TPU producer Merquinsa.
Article Published: 1/27/2012
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.
Article Published: 1/28/2011

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