AUTOMOTIVE

Packaging

Prices Up for Nearly All Major Volume Resins--For Now

As the third quarter was coming to an end, prices of nearly all volume resins were higher or heading that way. But flat or even lower prices are seen ahead.
#polystyrene #pvc #pet

Automotive

Graphene Nanomodified Glass-Reinforced Nylon 66 Holds Much Promise for New Automotive Applications

OCSiAl’s Tuball graphene nanotubes are used by composites compounder in a line of glass-filled nylon 66, with other polymer developments underway. 
#polyolefins

Construction

Reports from PLASTICS, VDMA and Haitian Show Mixed Machinery Results

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.

Packaging

Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'

Beginning Oct. 8, we will be bringing exclusive, live, online technical content on a wide range of processing topics that you can access for free.
#bestpractices #industry4-0 #dies

Additives

Ascend Acquires Italy's Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.
#Elastomers

Engineering Resins

Conventus Now Authorized Distributor for Evonik's Vestakeep PEEK Compounds in U.S. & Canada

Evonik’s PEEK compounds expand Conventus’ already strong portfolio of high-temperature thermoplastic resins and compounds.

Automotive

Materials: TPEs for Automotive Interiors with Cost-Performance Advantage

Kraiburg TPE’s new GP/HF series of TPE compounds combine optimum flowability with an attractive cost-performance ratio.

Electronics

Testing: Large-Format Multi-Sensor Vision System

Starrett’s AVX550 large-format vision system boasts best features of vision and touch-probe inspection

Automotive

Materials: Cost-Efficient PEEK as Replacement for PAI in Industrial Applications

Domo’s Thermec K, blended with a solid polymeric lubricant, is targeted for uses ranging from bushings & bearings to food processing machinery components.

Consumer Products

Materials: TPEs for Automotive with a Range of Renewable Content

Hexpol has added more grades to its Dryflex Green family of biobased TPE compounds.