ENGINEERING RESINS NEWS

Automotive

PPS Replaces Metal and Rubber in Automotive Thermal Management Systems

Solvay’s Ryton PPs mono-layer extrusion grade shown to be optimized for new corrugated tubing.  
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Engineering Resins

Radici is Significantly Expanding Global Production Capacity

Radici’s expansion include new plants in Mexico and China and capacity expansion of engineering resins in North America and Europe
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Additives

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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Engineering Resins

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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Engineering Resins

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%.

Commodity Resins

New President & CEO Joins Resin Technology Inc.

Robert Rosales to head purchasing consultancy RTi

Automotive

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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Engineering Resins

Long Fiber Reinforced Nylon Composite Replaces Aluminum Motor Housing

Avient’s Complēt LFT thermoplastic composite chosen by food processing equipment maker Bettcher to replace the cast aluminum support yoke of its Quantum Motor.
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Biopolymers

DSM and Neste in Strategic Partnership to Create High-Performance Plastics from Sustainable Feedstock

Key to the collaboration is DSM Engineering Materials which will start replacing a significant portion of the fossil feedstock used to date in the manufacture of its engineering resins  with feedstock produced from recycled waste plastics and/or 100% bio-based hydrocarbons.
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Engineering Resins

Arkema Launches ‘Start-Up Connect’ Program

Arkema’s new initiative invites start-ups specializing in advanced materials to join forces in developing future responsible materials innovations.
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