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20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 4
Good news was there if you knew where to look for it—in the pages of Plastics Technology magazine or right here on our website. Here’s a review of headlines you can feel good about.
Materials: PBT with High Hydrolysis Resistance and More
Lanxess’ Pocan XHR (Xtreme Hydrolysis-Resistant) PBTs offer extra benefits such as high resistance to thermal shock, hot air and chemicals.
One-Step Method for Blow Molding Composites
Lanxess forms and bonds Tepex composite sheet to a blow molded parison in the mold.
Lanxess' Easy-Flow Nylon 6 Enables Integrated Hybrid Front-End Module with Adjustable Air Flow
Durethan BKV30H2.0EF glass-reinforced nylon 6 from Lanxess used in highly-loaded plastic-metal structural bolster of new Ford Kuga SUV.
Lanxess Partners with Chase Plastic Services to Distribute its High-Performance Materials (HPM) in the U.S. and Canada
Chase Plastic Services to distribute Lanxess’ Durethan nylon 6 and Pocan PBT compounds.
Injection Molding Gains an Edge in Motorcycle Gas Tanks
Complex shapes required for the latest motorcycle gas tanks favor injection over blow molding. Lanxess and BMW have a monolayer nylon solution.
'First' All-Plastic Brake Pedal for Battery-Electric Sports Car
Lanxess Tepex nylon 6 composite insert and a glass-fiber reinforced nylon 66 compound for back injection/overmolding key to this innovation.
Recycling: Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites with Recycled Polycarbonate
Half of the matrix for the new semi-finished products consists of recycled material originating from the recycling of reusable polycarbonate water bottles.
'Circular Economy' Dominates
Discussion of Resins, Additives at K 2019
New product launches from materials suppliers at the giant show shine light on sustainability.
Lanxess Adds Two New Production Lines for Composite Material Tepex
Lanxess’ wholly-owned subsidiary Bond-Laminates boosts capacity of Tepex by 50%.
K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.
Materials: Broader Range of Biobased and Recycled Resins to Debut at K 2019
Albis Plastics is among several companie to feature an expanded ‘greener’ portfolio of resins and compounds.
Report from the K 2019 Preview: The Future of Plastics is Circular
During the K 2019 Preview in Düsseldorf, Germany, machinery and material suppliers discussed new initiatives and technologies dedicated toward incorporating sustainability into their offerings.
Lanxess Intensifies Blow Molding Support
A new development team, a new suction blow molder, and process simulation capability add to Lanxess’ new emphasis on blow molded nylon in automotive fueltrain applications.
Materials: Nylons, PBTs for Batteries and Electromobility
Lanxess is now offering a range of nylons and polyesters for the electric powertrain.
Trio of Headlines in Lightweight Composites for Automotive & More
Injection overmolding in automotive; HP-RTM of hollow composite parts; and development of specialized equipment for UD tape stacking and consolidation.
Lanxess to Boost Global Production of Flame Retardants
Major investment planned over next three years.
Nylon 66: Pricing & Supply Issues Spur Processors to Consider Alternatives
While the nylon 66 tightness may not prove long-lasting, resin suppliers, compounders, and distributors have mobilized to offer processors an array of ‘replacement’ materials.
Global Engineering Plastics Market to Grow by Over Seven Percent
New study projects strong growth for PC, nylon, ABS, PET & PBT, acetal, and fluoropolymers.
NPE2018: News in Materials & Additives
Here’s more news in engineering resins, TPEs, bioplastics, polyolefin film grades, PVC, and a range of additives from the Big Show not reported in all our other previous coverage.
Materials: High Heat Stabilized Nylon 66 for Underhood Applications
Lanxess’ first entry of the new nylon product line is aimed at offering an alternative to costly semi-aromatic nylons and PPS.