AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

Post-Processing

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.

Automotive

320 L Hydrogen Tank Liner Blow Molded in Nylon

Large liners for hydrogen composite pressure vessels are a challenge to blow mold. Kautex found a material and a technique to achieve a world “first.” 

Consumer Products

Ineos and Plastic Energy Collaborate on Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility

The planned Ineos and Plastic Energy facility will use the latter’s patented TAC technology to break down plastic waste and turn it into ‘premium’ polyollefin-based plastics.
#polystyrene #polyolefins

Automotive

'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.
#Elastomers

Medical

Fully-Operational Asaclean-Sun Plastech Provides Free Online & Phone Technical Support

Responding to coronavirus market challenges, Asaclean offers essential businesses and other plastics processors free technical & product support.

Additives

Clariant and Floreon to Collaborate on 'Performance' Biopolymers

A collaboration between Clariant and Floreon aims at expanding high-performance biopolymer applications to more markets.
#sustainability

Medical

DSM Partners with SABIC and UPM Biofuels to Produce Biobased Dyneema UHMWPE Fiber

In its collaboration with SABIC and UPM, DSM plans to launch biobased Dyneema UHMWPE fiber in April 2020.
#polyolefins

Medical

GW Plastics Expands Silicone Business

Investment of $2 million includes equipment and an expanded cleanroom.

Biopolymers

Borealis is Now Producing Certified Renewable PP

Said to represent a milestone in sustainable PP, these resins are being produced at Borealis’ two production facilities in Belgium.
#polyolefins

Automotive

Plastics Machinery Shipments Finish 2019 Down Compared to 2018

A surge in the final quarter of 2019 could not salvage a weaker overall performance for North American plastics machinery and equipment sales compared to 2018.
#npe