IPEG purchases long-time partner company Phoenix Systems, which makes powder and pellet conveying and unloading equipment used by processors in high-volume applications.
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.
NeoGraf’s new GrafGuard 280-50N expandable graphite flake FR additive for thermoplastics said to offer highest on-set temperature on the market
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.
Arkema has commercialized the highly flexible, high viscosity Kynar Flex 3030-50 PVDF for extrusion processing
Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic.
BASF’s Elastollan 1598 is said to be the first ether-based TPU with the mechanical properties of ester-based TPU.
Borealis’ Bornewables portfolio of circular polyolefins are made from renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams.
SABIC is aiming to boost global production capacity for its specialty Noryl SA9000 PPE resin used in specialized high-performance printed circuit boards which require copper-clad laminates (CCLs) used in 5G base stations.
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.
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Evonik’s PEEK compounds expand Conventus’ already strong portfolio of high-temperature thermoplastic resins and compounds.
Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.
Starrett’s AVX550 large-format vision system boasts best features of vision and touch-probe inspection
Domo’s Thermec K, blended with a solid polymeric lubricant, is targeted for uses ranging from bushings & bearings to food processing machinery components.
Nova Chemicals’ new Novapol TRx0338-U and TRx0535-U boast accelerated production, lower costs and increased production flexibility.
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.
Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.
Company believes the new brand emphasizes the technical expertise and global product development focus for which Asahi Kasei is so well known.