Repsol and TectoTek seek to jointly develop new PP-based Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE).
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.
Protolabs helped a contact tracing and social distancing system move from idea to finished product in six weeks, permitting its manufacturer to get back to work and make thousands more of the devices that have subsequently allowed other businesses to come back online.
Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.
The new SABIC stand-alone SBC unit encompasses highly differentiated Ultem PEI (polyetherimide), Noryl PPE/PPO alloy resins, and LNP engineered compounds and copolymers.
Husky’s Ultra Helix 250 T2 targets small parts weights with difficult-to-access gate locations, promising less maintenance and more longevity.
Altuglas’s ShieldUp Flex flexible acrylic sheet is a major innovation in the world of transparent flexible plastic.
Engel has added a 130-ton press to its all-electric line of e-mac machines, which now ranges from 50 to 280 tons.
Lanxess’ Pocan XHR (Xtreme Hydrolysis-Resistant) PBTs offer extra benefits such as high resistance to thermal shock, hot air and chemicals.
What does it take to automate a horizontal injection molding cell to handle micro-sized inserts and molded parts? General-purpose top-entry robots and tooling may not be up to the job.
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
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.
More precise and quantitative flatness analysis of injection molded parts is possible with the new version of Moldex3D CAE molding simulation.
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.
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.
NeoGraf Solutions’ NeoNxGen single-layer graphite sheet poised as next-generation thermal management technology for high-end electronics.