AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive

Additives: Cost-Efficient Metallic Colorants as an Alternative to Surface Coating and Electroplating

Tosaf’s new metal-like colorants based on special effect pigments not previously available and compounding know-how.

Mold Simulation

Injection Molding: Improved Flatness Analysis in Upgraded CAE Molding Simulation Package

More precise and quantitative flatness analysis of injection molded parts is possible with the new version of Moldex3D CAE molding simulation.

Construction

Assembly:High-Precision and Versatile Dual-Axis Servo Spin Welder

Forward Technology’s new HD2X-OSW welder is well suited for use in a broad range of molding applications; company upgrades its industry-leading linear vibration welder. 

Injection Molding

Low-Pressure Injection Process Facilitates ‘Green Molding’

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.
#sustainability

Medical

GPS Online October 21–23: Pandemic Forces Changes in an Already Volatile Market

COVID-19’s adverse impact on a broad range of industries has dominated recent discussions of plastics. Against the backdrop of fragile economic conditions, ongoing trade tensions, and a lower merchandise trade forecast, what can the U.S. plastics industry expect in 2020 and beyond? Register for GPS Online to discover how you can turn these challenges into opportunities.
#economics

Additive Manufacturing

GM Using Stratasys 3D Printing Systems for Ventilator Tooling Production

GM’s director of additive manufacturing, Ron Daul, talks with Plastics Technology about the company’s investment in 3D printing technologies. 

Electronics

Performance Polypropylene: New Grades Tackle 'Engineering' Applications & Sustainability

New versions of this ultra-versatile material compete with more expensive ‘engineering’ resins and enhanced sustainability in applications from automotive and E&E to packaging, consumer goods and building construction.
#sustainability #polyolefins #Elastomers

Automotive

BASF & Toyota Collaboration Leads to Lightweighting of the 2021 Sienna

The new-generation Toyota Sienna features first-of-its lind third row free-standing seatbacks.

Consumer Products

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.
#polystyrene #pvc #polyolefins

Commodity Resins

SPE ACCE 2020 Virtual Event to Feature Lanxess' Technical Director as First Keynote Speaker

Lanxess’ Jose Chirino to present a roadmap for future mobility with a discussion on automotive plastics and polymer composites.
#polyolefins #Elastomers