Materials

Carmel Olefins widens the Capilene range

Arcoplex presents new grades of polypropylene

Materials - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

During a technical meeting that took place recently at its headquarters, Arcoplex presented new polypropylene grades with improved aesthetic and mechanical features developed by the represented company Carmel Olefins. The first novelty concerns the PP grades Capilene Y 50 LE and Capilene SW 70 LE for...

Cooperation Dunlop-Basf

Tennis rackets with higher performance

Materials - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Modern day tennis players tend to play with more spin and as a result, hit the ball out of the top of the racket rather than the centre. The disadvantage of this is players swing with more force to generate more power and spin. This puts extra load on the player’s arm and can result in injury...

Distribution agreement and certification

Alfatherm strengthens its presence in America

Materials - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Based in Italy just outside Milan, Alfatherm announced a new distribution partnership with Toppan Interamerica (TIA). TIA will market and promote Alfatherm’s new Serica super matt 3D and 2D solid colours to its customer base. Giuseppe Cerizza, president of Alfatherm North America, said: "We are very proud to announce this collaboration with...

New materials from Victrex

PAEK grades optimised for AM

Materials - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Newly developed materials are being prepared by Victrex for additive manufacturing (AM). The first of these is a high strength material for laser sintering (LS) which attains lower refresh rates, resulting in improved recycling for non-sintered powder. The second is a filament with better Z-strength than existing PAEK materials and...

“Curved” mould

Samples similar to finished products

Materials - Wednesday, 5 September 2018

An Arcoplex Group company specialized in the production of masterbatches, Primacolor, following an investment project aimed at continuous improvement, is proud to announce that has been purchased a new press equipped with a mould allowing the production of curved sample, in addition to the standard colour plates...

Basf enlarges the range of hydrolysis resistant polyesters

Highly resistant PBT for automotive applications

Materials - Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The demand of the automotive industry for highly effective sensors for the expansion of electric mobility and autonomous driving is increasing. So Basf has further developed its range of hydrolysis-resistant thermoplastic polyesters. The expanded range of Ultradur HR (Hydrolysis Resistant) comprises Ultradur B4330 G6 HR High Speed, a particularly...

More antioxidant for Basf

Investments on different fronts to meet growing global demand

Materials - Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The chemical company Basf plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1010 by 40% with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore, and Kaisten, Switzerland. With production in Kaisten coming online in 2019 and in Singapore in early 2021, Basf aims to better serve the...

The first time in Milan

Aquapurge reports outstanding results from Plast 2018

Materials - Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Purging compound producer, Aquapurge, reports outstanding results from Plast 2018 Italy’s premier plastics exhibition. The triennial show for the Italian plastics industry finished on June 1 and Aquapurge technical director John Steadman visited the exhibition on the final day and said that “Oscar and Donatella have produced some...

In Indonesia two new plants for PP and LDPE

LyondellBasell grants Spheripol and Lupotech T licenses to PT Chandra Asri Perkasa

Materials - Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Indonesian company PT Chandra Asri Perkasa has selected LyondellBasell’s world leading polypropylene (PP) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) technologies for two new plants. The plants will be constructed in its second petrochemical complex in Cilegon, Banten Province, Indonesia. The complex will include a...

Latest developments from Ampacet

Innovative solutions for agricultural films

Materials - Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Plasticulture is a growing market with increasing requirements towards higher crops quality and yields to meet the needs of growing population. In order to help satisfy the market needs, Ampacet has developed a range of masterbatches for greenhouse and tunnel applications including Agristab 372, Agroclear Range, Heatscreen 34 and Thermic 337...

Closure of VinyLoop business at Ferrara

Demand collapse and restrictive legislation: R-PVC production no longer sustainable

Materials - Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Following a detailed review, which has considered a wide range of options, VinyLoop Ferrara has announced on June 28 the closure of its specialised PVC recycling business at Ferrara, Italy. The process to carry out a safe closure of the plant will now begin. With immediate effect, there will be no further production of VinyLoop R-PVC...

“Bio-based Material of the Year 2018”

Innovation award goes to Arctic Biomaterials

Materials - Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” was awarded to three innovative bio-based materials. The competition focused on new developments in the bio-based economy, which have a market launch in 2018. The winners were elected by the participants of the recent “International Conference on Bio-based Materials” in...