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PUBLISHED: 3/1/2010

Softer Formable Olefin Foams

Thermoformable, closed-cell, crosslinked polyolefin foams up to 70% softer than previous versions are new from Toray Plastics (America), Inc., PEF Div., Front Royal, Va.

PUBLISHED: 3/1/2010

Nanoclay Balances Stiffness & Flexibility in Medical TPEs

WEB EXCLUSIVE: As medical catheters get thinner and thinner, it becomes more difficult for unfilled TPEs and TPUs to provide the balance of stiffness and flexibility needed to insert the devices and thread them through long, complex vascular paths.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

Softer Formable Olefin Foams for Auto Interiors

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Thermoformable, closed-cell, crosslinked polyolefin foams that are up to 70% softer than previous versions are now available from Toray Plastics (America), Inc., PEF Div., Front Royal, Va.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

Super-Clear, Glossy PP For Cosmetics Packaging

A new metallocene PP copolymer for extrusion blow and injection-blow molding is said to combine the clarity and gloss of PET.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

TPE Molds Well Onto Acrylics

WEB EXCLUSIVE: One of the latest series of styrenic TPEs from Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., Rochester, Mich., shows good overmolding onto a wide variety of acrylics.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

German Bioplastics Supplier Comes to U.S.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: FKuR Kunststoff GmbH of Willich, Germany, has just opened a subsidiary, FKuR Plastics Corp., in Cedar Park, Texas, with four employees.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

Metallic-Looking Engine Cover without Paint

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The award-winning Ford Fusion Hybrid car has an “eco-friendly” engine cover with a molded-in metallic look instead of paint.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

More Heat-Resistant PLA Biopolymer

WEB EXCLUSIVE: NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., the biggest producer of PLA biopolymer, has come out with a grade having higher heat resistance than any of its previous products.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

Engineering Compounds with Renewable Content

RTP Co., Winona, Minn., has launched a line of engineering thermoplastic compounds based on resins derived from renewable resources.

PUBLISHED: 2/1/2010

COC for Low-Temp Sealing & Shrink Film

WEB EXCLUSIVE: New Topas 9903D-10 COC (cyclic olefin copolymer) boasts a lower glass-transition temperature (Tg) of 33 C/92 F for use in monolayer and coextruded films.

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