ENGINEERING RESINS

GPD Companies to Acquire European Materials Distributor Distrupol

Acquisition by affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners to form group of leading global value-added materials distributors.  
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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Novel Flexible and Toughened Engineering Resin

Toray leverages proprietary nanoalloy technology to create a unique flexible and toughened type of nylon.

Arkema and Polymer Engineering Develop Blending Technology for Kynar Flex PVDF and Rubber

The capability to blend Kynar Flex PVDF with various types of rubber developed by Arkema and Polymer Engineering results in products that have a range of properties offered by each respective component.  

Integrated TPV System Solutions Aid in Development of More Sustainable Automotive Weatherseals

ExxonMobil’s new Santoprene integrated TPV system solutions can potentially extend performance and recyclability while optimizing cost of GRC weatherseals.  
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Materials: Annealing Tips for Polyamide-imide, Part 7 of 7

PAI is a material capable of achieving levels of performance that even semi-crystalline engineering polymers like PEEK, PPS, and PPA cannot. But you have to be willing to work for that performance, and the annealing process is an essential part of this. 

Materials: Annealing Tips for Semi-Crystalline Polymers: Part 4

You can forgo the elevated mold temperatures normally recommended for high-performance semi-crystalline materials. But it’s risky and likely to yield parts that under-perform expectations … assuming that they emerge from the annealing process looking anything like the drawing.

Part 3 Materials: Annealing Tips for Semicrystalline Polymers

For these polymers, annealing is done to establish a level of crystallinity that cannot be practically obtained within the parameters of a normal molding cycle. Here’s some guidance on setting annealing time and temperature.

PART 2: The Importance of Mold Temperature When Processing Polycarbonate

Don’t be afraid to increase mold temperature to improve part quality when making PC parts. Take a look at a few examples here.

Part 1: The Importance of Mold Temperature When Processing Polycarbonate

An often overlooked factor in optimizing the ductility of PC is the rate at which the polymer is cooled in the mold.

Part 5: Heat Deflection Temperature vs. Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

In the final part of this five-installment series, we bring DMA to a practical level using the results for glass-filled nylon.

PBT-Based Compounds for Automotive Radar Sensors

SABIC expands radar absorbing LNP Stat-Kon portfolio of specialty compounds.

Covestro Launches 2021 Trendy Colors for its PC Resins

Covestro developed the new PC colors in cooperation with leading provider of color standards RAL.
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Antifog PC Film for Visors, Lenses and Goggles

SABIC’s Lexan HP92AF film shown to have excellent performance in high-humidity frontline work environments.  
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Proprietary TPE Compound for Premium Electronic Components

PolymaxTPE’s new bondable TPE boasts excellent adhesion to PC, ABS and their blends and alloys.

Acetal Color Masterbatches for Automotive and More Based on Low-Emission Carriers

Tosaf’s new functional and combination masterbatches for POM are based on low-emission carriers.

SABIC Expands Post-Consumer Recycled Engineering Resins for Consumer Electronics and E&E

Responding to major brands, SABIC is expanding its Cycoloy PC/ABS and Lexan PC with high levels of post-consumer recycled content.

Modified PBT Offers More Clarity for Automotive Radar Sensors

BASF’s new Ultradur RX PBT meets the high requirements of sensors for automated driving
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Long-Chain Nylon Compounds for Automotive and More

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.  

RTP Acquires Anti-Scratch Additives Patents from TenasiTech

RTP adds to its anti-scratch capabilities for engineering resins with TenasiTech’s nanoparticle additives technology  

Evonik Completes First Plant of New Nylon 12 Complex

Evonik appears to be on track with bringing its major new nylon 12 production complex to fruition.  

New Compounds Prevent Cracking of Medical Devices

  Avient’s new Trilliant HC BPA-free compounds boast improved chemical resistance over other flame-retardant thermoplastic healthcare formulations.  

Nvision Gets FDA Clearance for First Osteotomy Wedge Implant Made of Specialty PEEK Compound

Ivibio’s PEEK-Optima HA Enhanced bone on-growth biomaterial used in Nvision’s Trigon osteotomy wedge fixation system.