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Engineering Resins

Carbon-Fiber Reinforced PPA for Structural Automotive and Electronic Components

BASF’s new Ultramid Advanced N PPA now offered with carbon fiber reinforcement for a broad range of auto applications and electronics.  

Engineering Resins

High-Flow POM for Medical and Healthcare Industry

Polyplastics has expanded its Duracon POM PM series with the addition of high-flow grade PM27S01N

Biopolymers

Danimer Scientific Hires Innovative Packaging Expert

  Newly hired v.p. of technology development Brad Rodgers to guide development of Danimer’s Nodax PHA for food & beverage, consumer packaged goods and more.  

Commodity Resins

Film Structure Designs Formulated with PCR Debuted by Nova Chemicals

Nova’s new series of customizable film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin.  

Engineering Resins

Novel Heat-Stabilized Nylon 6 for Hybrid and Electric Powertrains

BASF’s Ultramid PA6 DF30 features innovative heat stabilization with heat resistance up to 190 C/374 F.  

Commodity Resins

Lanxess to Acquire Emerald Kalama Chemicals

Emerald Kalama’s additives for plastics include non-phthalate PVC plasticizers and polyolefin modifiers.

Additive Manufacturing

Carbon-Fiber ABS for a Broader Range of FDM 3D Printers

Stratasys’ new FDM ABS-CF10 is the first thermoplastic composite material for its line of F123 Series 3D printers which combine FDM technology with design-to-print GrabCAD print software.

Additives

'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day' Recognized on Feb. 20.

Plastics additives and adhesives supplier Mayzo has joined the worldwide campaign engaging girls in the engineering field.  

Biopolymers

Eastman’s ‘Acetate Renew’ to be Used By Luxury Eyewear Manufacturer

Thélios to use Mazzucchelli new acetate sheet made from Eastman’s  chemically recycled acetate.

Commodity Resins

HDPE Represents a Step-Change in Performance for Blow Molded Bottles and Containers

ExxonMobil’s new Paxon SP5504 HDPE boasts excellent ESCR without compromising stiffness, impact, top load performance, or processability

Additive Manufacturing

New Form of 3D-Printed Material Aimed at Lighter, Safer Car Designs and More

Team of researchers led by University of Glasgow combined polyolefins with multiwall carbon nanotubes to come up with a new plate-lattice cellular ‘metamaterial’ with impressive impact resistance.  

Recycled Materials

Weatherable Polyolefin Capstocks for WPC Decking

Teknor Apex’s Weatherguard WG-9000 compounds shown to outperform standard capstocks without need for ionomer content.

Engineering Resins

Long Fiber Reinforced Nylon Composite Replaces Aluminum Motor Housing

Avient’s Complēt LFT thermoplastic composite chosen by food processing equipment maker Bettcher to replace the cast aluminum support yoke of its Quantum Motor.

Recycled Materials

Sustainable Global Packaging for Toilet Cleansers

Henkel’s new packaging for two brands of cleaners boast more recycle content.

Engineering Resins

Arkema Launches ‘Start-Up Connect’ Program

Arkema’s new initiative invites start-ups specializing in advanced materials to join forces in developing future responsible materials innovations.

Biopolymers

DSM and Neste in Strategic Partnership to Create High-Performance Plastics from Sustainable Feedstock

Key to the collaboration is DSM Engineering Materials which will start replacing a significant portion of the fossil feedstock used to date in the manufacture of its engineering resins  with feedstock produced from recycled waste plastics and/or 100% bio-based hydrocarbons.

Additives

Acrylic Impact Modifiers Key to Enhanced Callaway Golf Balls

Dow’s Paraloid impact modifier and a proprietary blend of Surlyn ionomers make up the hybrid cover of Callaway’s new ERC Soft and Supersoft golf balls.  

Recycled Materials

Ineos Styrolution Partners with Polystyvert to Advance Circular Economy for PS

Polystyvert’s patented recycling technology can convert all types of solid PS waste to high-quality polystyrene.  

Purging Compounds

'Highly Efficient' Purging Agent for Blow Molding Polyolefins

Techmer PM’s PFM117632 purging agent said to slash changeover time and offer significant sustainability benefits.

Materials

Shintech North America to Bring on New PVC Capacity; More Domestic New Capacity Underway

Shintech Louisiana announces further PVC capacity expansion plans to help reverse the supply tightness.

Engineering Resins

Expanded Line of Structural Thermoplastics With New Resin Formulations

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials has expanded its portfolio of KyronMax structural short carbon fiber thermoplastic compounds.  

Commodity Resins

Eastman to Build World-Scale Plastic-to-Plastic Molecular Recycling Facility

With this significant investment, Eastman will use its methanolysis process to convert more than 250 million lb/yr of polyester-based waste into high-performance copolyesters.

Additives

Caprolactone Thermoplastics Boost Flexibility, Biodegradability of PLA and PHA

Ingevity’s Capa has been shown to enhance PLA and PHA end-use products.

Biopolymers

Growth Rate of Bioplastics Higher than Overall Plastics Market Growth

nova-Institute reports that the for the first time, the growth rate of biobased polymers exceeds that of the overall plastics market growth.

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