ENGINEERING RESINS

Start-Up Company to Accelerate Development of Renewable Feedstocks

Trillium Renewable Chemicals to advance technology for production of such feedstocks as acrylonitrile for use in ABS and other plastics.

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Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

Evonik Looks to Extend the Service Life of Joint Prostheses with PEEK Biomaterials

A collaboration between Evonik and Boston’s Mass. General’s Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory is underway to transfer innovation from veterinary to human medicine
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Clear, Transparent Nylon for Steam Sterilization of Medical Products

EMS-Grivory’s new Grilamid TR HT 200 amorphous nylon boasts an above 90%.
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KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE

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.

PPSU for Injection Stretch & Extrusion Blow Molding and Injection Molding of Bottles

BASF’s Ultrason P 2010 and P 3010 expand the company’s PPSU portfolio and allow high-quality bottles to be made by three processes.
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BASF Issues Price Increases on Plastic Additives and Nylon 6

Price adjustments attributed to volatility in pricing and availability of raw materials and high freight rates.
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Bamberger Polymers Now North American Distributor for Domo’s Nylon Compounds

Domo’s Domamid, Econamid and Domonyl nylon 6 and 66 compounds available from Bamberger Polymers.
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SABIC and Eyewear Lens Maker Polyray Collaborate to Launch Renewable PC into Eyewear Applications

SABIC’s certified renewable Lexan PC can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61% and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35%.

Metal and Halogen Free Heat Stabilizer for Nylon E&E Applications

Brueggemann’s new Bruggolen TP-H2062 said to offer sustained protection for nylons in broad temperature range.

New President & CEO Joins Resin Technology Inc.

Robert Rosales to head purchasing consultancy RTi

Polyketone-Based Compounds to Compete with Nylons 6, 66 and POM

Avient’s new Edgetek PKE and LubriOne PKE boast comparable performance and lower production-related CO2 levels than Nylons 6 and 66 and acetal.
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Elix and Polyscope Cooperate in Specialty Materials for Automotive Interior Applications

Premium automotive interior structural parts such as sunroof modules are targeted by ‘partners’ Elix Polymers and Polyscope Polymers. 
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Carbon-Fiber Reinforced PPA for Structural Automotive and Electronic Components

BASF’s new Ultramid Advanced N PPA now offered with carbon fiber reinforcement for a broad range of auto applications and electronics.  
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High-Flow POM for Medical and Healthcare Industry

Polyplastics has expanded its Duracon POM PM series with the addition of high-flow grade PM27S01N

Novel Heat-Stabilized Nylon 6 for Hybrid and Electric Powertrains

BASF’s Ultramid PA6 DF30 features innovative heat stabilization with heat resistance up to 190 C/374 F.  

Carbon-Fiber ABS for a Broader Range of FDM 3D Printers

Stratasys’ new FDM ABS-CF10 is the first thermoplastic composite material for its line of F123 Series 3D printers which combine FDM technology with design-to-print GrabCAD print software.