Consumer Products

Materials: New Medical-Grade TPEs Offer Economical and Productivity Advantages Over Silicones

Teknor Apex’s Medalist MD compounds include formulations with enhanced resistance to chemicals encountered in wearable applications. 


Materials: Advanced Fluoropolymers Enhance Themoplastic Composites

AGC Chemical’s new Fluon resins and compounds boost strength heat tolerance, adhesion and more.


Testing: Metrology-Grade, Highly-Accurate Desktop 3D Scanner

Exact Metrology now offers Artec Micro said to be ideal for scanning tiny parts such as connectors.

Engineering Resins

Materials: Next Generation Conductive Masterbatch Technologies

RTP Co.’s new CCX line designed to mitigate ESD.

Injection Molding

Injection Molding: New Automation Approach for Medical Pipette Tips

Hekuma’s fast and flexible new-generation system will be demonstrated at K 2019.


Materials: SMA/PMMA for POC Medical Test Devices

Polyscope’s new alloy said to be a game-changer for point-of-care medical devices.


Materials: New LSRs Feature Optical Clarity & Nylon Bonding

Shin-Etsu’s latest are suited to lenses and medical devices.


Colorants: New System Allows Custom Liquid-Color Matching by Molders

PolyOne and 3M collaborate on quick recipe generation and mixing/dosing of liquid colors for in-house color matching by short-run injection molders.


Materials: Portfolio of Novel PBT Compounds Derived from rPET

SABIC’S LNP Elcrin iQ compounds aim to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste.


Heating/Cooling: Sanitary Chillers, TCUs For Clean Rooms

Mokon’s new Pura-therm line includes cleanroom-ready chillers, TCUs and combination units.