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Medical

Materials: Novel TPU for Pneumatic Hoses and New Applications

BASF’s Elastollan 1598 is said to be the first ether-based TPU with the mechanical properties of ester-based TPU.

Automotive

Materials: TPEs for Automotive Interiors with Cost-Performance Advantage

Kraiburg TPE’s new GP/HF series of TPE compounds combine optimum flowability with an attractive cost-performance ratio.

Automotive

Materials: TPEs for Automotive with a Range of Renewable Content

Hexpol has added more grades to its Dryflex Green family of biobased TPE compounds.

Medical

Materials: Medical TPEs Formulated Without Animal Derivatives

Avient’s new Versafle TPE grades offer a wide range of durometers for a variety of medical device applications.

Medical

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.

Consumer Products

Moldworx Consolidates into New Facility to Expand Business in Medical, Silicon Wafer Markets

Moldworx already molding FDA-approved TPU face masks prompted by coronavirus pandemic and can up production as needed. 

Additives

PolyOne Acquires Clariant Color Masterbatches, Renames Company

On the same day of its acquisition of Clariant’s color masterbatches business, PolyOne also announced that going forward, it will be known by the name ‘Avient’.

Medical

Italian Molder of Highly-Technical Parts Developed Reusable TPU Mask to Assist in Coronavirus Crisis

Produform converted part of its molding lines for the production of Produmask made with COIM Group’s Laripur TPU in the COVID-19 fight.

Construction

PolyOne to Boost Production of Recycled Nylon and Biobased TPEs in Europe

Capacity of both PolyOne’s Nymax post-industrial recycled nylons and ReSound OM biobased TPEs will be increased in Europe.

Automotive

PolyOne Expands Production of OnFlex TPEs to North America

PolyOnes OnFlex LO and AF TPE grades are useful for a broad range of automotive applications.

Consumer Products

Polymax TPE Expands R&D Capabilities

A Coperion ZSK Mc twin-screw compounding extruder highlights Polymax TPE’s new lab line expansion. 

Automotive

Materials: Unusual Crosslinkable Elastomers Outperform TPVs, Silicones and Thermoset Rubbers

PolyOne’s new Barricade Elastomers offer high-temperature compression set performance, easier processing and lighter weight.

Medical

Polymax TPE Boost Capacity of Medical-Grade TPE Portfolio

To meet increased demand for PPE products brought on by the coronavirus crisis, Polymax TPE has increased production of its P and A Series medical-grade TPEs.

Medical

3D Laser Scanning Accelerated Production of PPE Masks for Coronavirus Pandemic

NVision’s non-contact scanning/measurement technologies have a growing role in helping to swiftly create products to minimize exposure to COVID-19. 

Construction

Additives: Graphene Nanotubes in Fluoroelastomers Benefit Oil & Gas and Automotive Sectors

OCSiAl’s graphene nanotubes for fluoroelastomers (FKM) shown to perform optimally in components such as seals, O-rings, gaskets and hoses. 

Automotive

DuPont Throttling Back Plastics Production by Close to 50%

In preparation for further downslides in industries such as automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and construction, DuPont to reduce plastics production capacity. 

Consumer Products

Covestro and Teknor Apex to Cooperate on Compounding TPU

Teknor Apex to market jointly developed TPU compounds with Covestro’s Desmoflex brand. 

Medical

Lubrizol Materials and Expertise in Healthcare Support Coronavirus Needs

Specialty TPU manufacturer Lubrizol is helping improve patient outcomes with its materials and expertise in medical equipment and drug products. 

Medical

Materials: Medical TPEs Boast Excellent Adhesion to Engineering Plastics

Teknor Apex’s next-generation Medalist MD-3000 Series said to offer productivity advantages over silicones. 

Medical

Kraiburg TPE Boosts Production of Medical Compounds to Meet Demand Spurred by Coronavirus Pandemic

Kraiburg’s medical TPEs more in demand during coronavirus crisis are used in a range of medical applications.

Medical

Materials: TPEs for Skin and Mouth Contact Safety and Comfort

Kraiburg TPE adds new compounds for the dental and oral hygiene market.

Consumer Products

Materials: Extremely Lightweight and Foam-Free TPEs

Kraiburg’s TPE’s new TPE technology incorporates 3M’s Glass Bubbles to create extremely lightweight thin-wall moldings. 

Commodity Resins

Wide Spectrum of Enhanced Medical-Grade Resins & Compounds Spotlighted at MD&M West 2020

Targeted at an impressive array of applications, the range of new medical-grade materials include modified PC copolymers, PEBA and TPUs, specialty copolyesters, a gamut of engineered compounds, and an advanced LSR. 

Medical

Materials: Modified PEBA and TPU Medical Compounds Resist Hydrolytic Degradation

Clariant’s new Mevopur medical compounds allow for high loadings of radiopaque metals.