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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
K 2010 Preview, Materials Higher Performance, Better Processing, And Now Sustainability Share Spotlight at K
The K 2010 show will present new plastics materials for a wide range of industries, which makes it hard to generalize, but a few markets stand out prominently: packaging, medical, automotive, and electronic equipment.
Article Published: 12/21/2010
Materials at NPE 2003
The footprint of thermoplastic materials suppliers at this year’s NPE is going to be fainter than usual.
Article Published: 6/7/2010
Strategies
In the Cold and Dark, TPE Molder Helps Turn the Power Back OnStorm clouds that gathered over Quebec in January 1998 held the proverbial silver lining for an innovative molder in the town of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
Article Published: 5/27/2010
Strategies
SelecTech’s business model is unique as a company involved in recycling, so too is its success.
Article Published: 5/27/2010

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