With a focus on compounded and engineering resins, General Polymers aligns it market strategy to compliment the supplier and support the needs of processors.
ExxonMobil’s new Santoprene integrated TPV system solutions can potentially extend performance and recyclability while optimizing cost of GRC weatherseals.
Polyplastics sees its Duranex PBT and Durafide PPS as particularly suited to sensors used in radar and camera bracket systems.
Newest acquisition further expands Ascend’s flame-retardant portfolio and European footprint.
KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE
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.
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.
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.
Don’t be afraid to increase mold temperature to improve part quality when making PC parts. Take a look at a few examples here.
An often overlooked factor in optimizing the ductility of PC is the rate at which the polymer is cooled in the mold.
In the final part of this five-installment series, we bring DMA to a practical level using the results for glass-filled nylon.
PolymaxTPE’s new bondable TPE boasts excellent adhesion to PC, ABS and their blends and alloys.
Tosaf’s new functional and combination masterbatches for POM are based on low-emission carriers.
Responding to major brands, SABIC is expanding its Cycoloy PC/ABS and Lexan PC with high levels of post-consumer recycled content.
BASF’s new Ultradur RX PBT meets the high requirements of sensors for automated driving
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 adds to its anti-scratch capabilities for engineering resins with TenasiTech’s nanoparticle additives technology
Evonik appears to be on track with bringing its major new nylon 12 production complex to fruition.
Avient’s new Trilliant HC BPA-free compounds boast improved chemical resistance over other flame-retardant thermoplastic healthcare formulations.
Ivibio’s PEEK-Optima HA Enhanced bone on-growth biomaterial used in Nvision’s Trigon osteotomy wedge fixation system.
SABIC’s new addition to the LNP Elcres CRX copolymer family boasts exceptional resistance to chemicals and stress cracking.
The new SABIC stand-alone SBC unit encompasses highly differentiated Ultem PEI (polyetherimide), Noryl PPE/PPO alloy resins, and LNP engineered compounds and copolymers.
Appliance maker De’Longhi has opted to use BASF’s Ultrason E 3010 MR PESU for complex part in Magnifica Ecam 22 coffee machine.