United Soft Plastics reports on a surging intereste for TPEs for face masks, ventilators, and face shields due to their elasticity, resilience, and FDA compliance.
Toray leverages proprietary nanoalloy technology to create a unique flexible and toughened type of nylon.
Audia Elastomers’ new AudiaFlex TPEs are produced from post-consumer, post-industrial, biobased, and marine waste based sources.
Said to be engineered to minimize operator involvement and use of hand tools, thereby improving safety.
Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.
Located in Prague based on Eastern Europe’s interest in second-hand equipment, the unit will buy back, refurbish and sell injection molding machines and robots.
Processors add three new Davis-Standard silicone extruders to increase production of tubing line.
PolymaxTPE’s new bondable TPE boasts excellent adhesion to PC, ABS and their blends and alloys.
Instead of turning down a job or farming out cutting to another company because of downstream bottlenecks, Eagle Elastomer can now handle all extrusion process functions in-house.
CRC Polymer Systems brings expertise in material selection, product formulation and processing, and a thorough understanding of part design and tooling under one roof with a series of customized materials and capabilities aimed at OEMs and molders.
TPUs form physical, rather than chemical, crosslinks that can be broken by reheating. Formation of these crosslinks can be sped up by annealing, which improves a variety of properties.
Three distinguished experts in the area of reactive extrusion shed some light on this process.
Self-contained inline scrap integration; medical, LSR, and packaging Cells; an MES Upgrade and more to be introduced virtually.
PolyOne’s new Barricade Elastomers offer high-temperature compression set performance, easier processing and lighter weight.
NVision’s non-contact scanning/measurement technologies have a growing role in helping to swiftly create products to minimize exposure to COVID-19.
Dow is idling three PE plants and two elastomer plants to address supply/demand imbalance, exacerbated by the coronavirus impact/
Teknor Apex’s next-generation Medalist MD-3000 Series said to offer productivity advantages over silicones.
Solvay provided the clear film for the face shields whereas Trelleborg Sealing Solutions donated the elastic used for the adjustable headband.
PolyOne’s Versaflex HC BT218 addresses increased interest in silicone alternatives.
Special printing process opens up new business for custom injection molder in functional prototypes and short runs of complex parts.
Lots of new technology and advances from material and additive manufacturing system providers.
Long-established supplier of mold and hot runner simulation software adds extrusion to its mix.