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PUBLISHED: 1/1/2009

New Presses for LSR, Nanotubes, Pulp/Starch

A new variation on a hybrid-electric press, as well as special machines designed for liquid silicone rubber (LSR), thermoplastics compounded with carbon nanotubes, or a paper pulp/starch mixture were introduced at the IPF show in Japan by Nissei Pla...

PUBLISHED: 1/1/2009

Specialty Olefinic TPEs Get Food-Contact Approval

Three grades of Vistamaxx propylene-ethylene copolymers from ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Houston, have received approval from the FDA for use in flexible and rigid food packaging applications.

PUBLISHED: 12/2/2008

Developmental ‘Reactive Pellets’ For Making Bio-Polyester

Combining glycerine (a byproduct from processing vegetable or animal fats) with an organic polyacid like citric acid can make bio-derived polyesters.

PUBLISHED: 12/1/2008

More Bio-Based TPUs

Spain’s Merquinsa (U.S. office in Seabrook, N.H.) has expanded its range of bio-based TPUs with new grades ranging from 85 Shore A to 60 Shore D.

PUBLISHED: 12/1/2008

Melt-Strength Enhancer, Impact Modifier for PLA

Two new acrylic additives for packaging made from polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer have been introduced by Rohm and Haas Co., Philadelphia: Paraloid BPMS 250 melt-strength enhancer reportedly improves processing of PLA and its alloys used in clear p...

PUBLISHED: 12/1/2008

Metallocene PP Copolymer Provides High Clarity

A developmental metallocene-based PP copolymer for injection molding is said to provide superior clarity in applications such as food and beverage packaging, food-service trays and covers, drink cups, pitchers, storage containers, CD/DVD cases, and ...

PUBLISHED: 12/1/2008

Options Expand in LFTs

Two suppliers report greater availability of long-fiber thermoplastics (LFTs). First, European-developed Stamax long-fiber PP pellets are now available in the U.S. from SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass.

PUBLISHED: 12/1/2008

Long-Glass PP Concentrate For Automotive Parts

A new 60% long-glass PP concentrate is aimed at injection molded automotive applications, particularly front-end modules, door plates, and large profile extrusions.

PUBLISHED: 11/1/2008

PLA Biopolymers: New Copolymers, Expandable Beads, Engineering Alloys and More

Up to now, the number-one biopolymer in commercial use, polylactic acid or PLA, has been available mainly from one supplier and in a limited range of varieties. But there appear to be a number of new sources waiting in the wings, who are preparing a...

PUBLISHED: 11/1/2008

Melt-Strength Enhancer and Impact Modifier for PLA

WEB EXCLUSIVE Two new acrylic additives for packaging made from polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer come from Rohm and Haas Corp., Philadelphia.

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