Mexico’s Fynotej secures two major contracts to supply automotive trunk load floors using Fynocore continuous honeycomb panel technology licensed from EconCore
Polyplastics sees its Duranex PBT and Durafide PPS as particularly suited to sensors used in radar and camera bracket systems.
After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.
SABIC expands radar absorbing LNP Stat-Kon portfolio of specialty compounds.
Hexpol TPE’s new Dryflex HiF TPS-SEBS family boast very high melt flow and scratch resistance.
BASF’s new Ultradur RX PBT meets the high requirements of sensors for automated driving
Eastman Partners with Compounder Gruppo Maip to Formulate Biobased and Molecular Recycled Content Plastics for Automotive Interiors
Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester and Treva Renew engineering bioplastic to play key role in new Eastman-Gruppo Maip partnership.
Cabot’s new Plasblack XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties.
Ascend’s new HiDura nylons 610 and 612 designed for automotive fuel systems, cable ties for solar power systems, battery seals and monofilaments for brush bristles.
Evonik appears to be on track with bringing its major new nylon 12 production complex to fruition.
Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.
The new SABIC stand-alone SBC unit encompasses highly differentiated Ultem PEI (polyetherimide), Noryl PPE/PPO alloy resins, and LNP engineered compounds and copolymers.
Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.
Arkema has commercialized the highly flexible, high viscosity Kynar Flex 3030-50 PVDF for extrusion processing
Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic.
Besides speed and quality advantages, the low-pressure iMFLUX process is said to enhance sustainability—easing use of recycled and biobased materials, saving energy, reducing scrap, and adding lightweighting potential. See what molders say about these “green” benefits.
BASF’s Elastollan 1598 is said to be the first ether-based TPU with the mechanical properties of ester-based TPU.
Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
Lanxess’ Pocan XHR (Xtreme Hydrolysis-Resistant) PBTs offer extra benefits such as high resistance to thermal shock, hot air and chemicals.
OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway.
Second quarter North America sales grow, while over the first half of 2020, domestic sales were flat for Haitian in China, as German machinery makers saw sales fall 20% over same time.
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