Joined development between Xenia and Arkema

Thermoplastic composites based on PVDF reinforced with carbon fibres

Materials - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

In collaboration with Arkema, Xenia has successfully developed the new family Xecarb 45 of PVDF composite compounds for injection and extrusion processes directed toward a wide range of specialty applications in the chemical processing industry requiring extreme durability and longevity. The new compounds feature truly exceptional mechanical...

Padanaplast at Wire 2018 with 7 new compounds

Halogen-free flame-retardant grades for demanding cable insulation

Materials - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Supplier of silane crosslinkable compounds for wire and cable and plastic pipe industries, Padanaplast will introduce a number of new flame-retardant grades of its Cogegum AFR and Cogegum GFR product families at Wire 2018 (Düsseldorf, April 16-20). These advanced compounds incorporate a halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR)...

Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year

The Versalis BDSPs awarded in Hannover

Materials - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Versalis’ breakthrough technology for new butadiene-based di-block stereoregular polymers for the development of innovative compounds (BDSP), has been awarded “Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year” at the Tire Technology International Awards 2018, the independent European award program for the tire industry. The awards were judged...

Partnership Versalis-Bridgestone

Joint development in guayule research

Materials - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Versalis (Eni’s chemicals company), and Bridgestone Americas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors. The partnership combines Versalis’ core strengths in guayule research...

Asti chooses the Solvay PPS

Moulding of sensor housings used in demanding industrial processing

Materials - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Solvay announced today that Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc. (ASTi) selected Ryton PPS to mould protective housings for two industrial-grade sensors. The sensors, designed to evaluate either pH or oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) in industrial processes, are encased in housings moulded from Ryton R-4-230BL, an advanced 40%...

More Ultem and Noryl

Sabic expands the engineering thermoplastics production

Materials - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

In response to customer needs, Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins. To increase capacity for Ultem resins, a polyetherimide material, Sabic plans to expand its existing footprint in...

Non-migrating silicone additive

Long-lasting slip performance for BOPP film

Materials - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Organic waxes, such as erucamide, have been widely used in BOPP film for packaging manufacturing because of their effective slip performance. However, these waxes readily and continuously migrate from the film surface. This migration can affect the appearance and quality of packaging materials by increasing the haze level of clear film...

New Basf plant in the USA

The production of MDI in Louisiana will be doubled

Materials - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Basf will start the construction of a new methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) synthesis unit at the company’s Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, at the beginning of the second quarter of 2018. Planning and engineering for the new unit started in 2016 and were recently completed...

Lohmann at Plast 2018

Precision and safety in bonding and adhesion

Materials - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

At Plast 2018, which will take place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, in Milan, Italy, Lohmann will present its broad range of products and die-cut solutions for almost every industry, e.g. the consumer goods and electronics, building and construction, medical, transportation or graphics branch...

New Lexan CXT grade

PC copolymer for optical applications in the electronics

Materials - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic has unveiled a new line of high-clarity, high-heat, injection mouldable polycarbonate copolymer resins. Lexan CXT resins can offer a unique balance of high temperature resistance, high flow and excellent colour stability under extreme moulding conditions, together with a high refractive index...

Anti-static additives

Croda acquires Finnish technology company IonPhasE

Materials - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Creating, making and selling speciality chemicals for some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, Croda International recently announced that it has acquired IonPhasE, an innovative technology supplier of static electricity protection products headquartered in Tampere, Finland...

Additive manufacturing

Clariant starts the production of filaments for 3D printing

Materials - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

World company producing specialty chemicals, has recently announced its new dedicated 3D printing business to meet the demand of the fast-changing additive manufacturing market for premium and customized 3D printer filaments. Additive manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace globally, with over 28% average annual...