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Automotive

Barnes Group Announces Restructuring

The company, whose portfolio companies include Synventive, Thermoplay, männer, Foboha, Priamus and Gammaflux, will cut approximately 400 jobs globally.

Electronics

Pandemic’s Impact on U.S. Plastics Appears Weaker Than Originally Forecast

A second quarter economic report from the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) reveals the possibility of a less severe coronavirus slowdown in the plastics industry than previously expected.
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Automotive

Additives: Heat Stabilizer Blends for Nylon 66 and Nylon 6

Bruggemann’s new Bruggolen TP-H1607 and TP-H1805 antioxidant blends said to overcome performance limitations of nylon 66 and nylon 6. 

Consumer Products

Braskem Completes Construction of World-Scale PP Facility in LaPorte, Texas

Braskem’s facility is the first new PP production facility built in North America since 2003 and has global export capacity. 
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Automotive

Materials: PES for Automotive Parts in Contact with Hot Oil

BASF’s Ultrason E0510 C2TR said to offer optimized sliding friction properties.

Engineering Resins

Materials: Advanced PPA Meets Extrusion Processing Demands

BASF’s Ultramid Advanced N5H UN PPA boasts easy extrusion and is newly featured on what’s likely the first semi-finished PPA part.

Construction

Materials: Halogen-Free FR, Glass-Reinforced PP Compounds

SABIC’s latest addition to its specialty PP compounds portfolio include halogen-free, flame-retardant short- and long- glass fiber reinforced grades for a broad range of applications. 
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Additives

Additives: Cost-Effective Colorants for Wire & Cable Applications

PolyOne’s OnColor WC Choice wire & cable colorants said to achieve required performance levels cost effectively.
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Consumer Products

Additives: Polyolefin Regrind Enhancing Additive

Britec’s new BTec REA360 is a combination processing aid, polymer stabilizer and odor neutralizer for polyolefin regrind.

Electronics

Auxiliary Equipment: Advanced Gravimetric Additive Masterbatch Feeder

Ampacet’s new Liad Smart ColorSave 1000 gravimetric feeder said to take dosing precision and cost savings to next level.