AUTOMOTIVE

Electronics

Bridging the Gap Between 3D Printing and Traditional Manufacturing

At Essentium, both 3D printers and materials receive starring roles. 

Construction

Elix Polymers and Repsol Forge Circular Economy Styrenic Partnership

Styrenics compounder Elix Polymers and oil & gas company Repsol agree to incorporate chemically-recycled styrene into the production of ABS/SAN, in compliance with the ISCC PLUS certification.
#economics

Electronics

SABIC's New Specialties Strategic Business Unit Set for Stand-Alone Startup

The new SABIC stand-alone SBC unit encompasses highly differentiated Ultem PEI (polyetherimide), Noryl PPE/PPO alloy resins, and LNP engineered compounds and copolymers.

Automotive

Despite COVID-19, ERP Software Keeps Molder Working—Even from Home

ERP platform’s remote access, real-time operations overview, and transparency into production output and customer demand help custom molder weather coronavirus.
#industry4-0 #monitoring #technologyinaction

Automotive

Materials: High Viscosity PVDF for Extrusion

Arkema has commercialized the highly flexible, high viscosity Kynar Flex 3030-50 PVDF for extrusion processing
#Elastomers

Medical

'10 Things We’re Seeing in Machine Shops Right Now'

Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.
#bestpractices #industry4-0

Engineering Resins

Materials: First Flexible Acrylic Sheet Debuts on Arkema 4 Trimaran

Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic. 
#Elastomers

Automotive

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: 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.

Consumer Products

Materials: 'Premium' Polyolefins Produced with Renewable Feedstock

Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
#polyolefins