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.
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.
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.