Materials

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...

Cosmetics packaging

TPE makes new mascara container flexible

Materials - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The well-known company Christian Dior is taking advantage of the flexibility of a thermoplastic elastomer from Kraiburg TPE for its new Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara. The mascara container’s soft component enables the brush to be optimally supplied with the creamy mascara to create spectacular volume...

Decrease of production costs and environmental impact

Purging compounds for waste reduction

Materials - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

All polymers are generated from hydrocarbons or their derivatives, either originating from crude oil or biological sources such as cellulose, fatty acids or other sources. The chemical bonds on which a polymer is based, are very strong and stable during time. Polymers have a long-lasting life, are weather resistant and extremely strong: they can be found almost...

Grafe Group at Plast 2018

Micro and fine granules for rotational moulding

Materials - Wednesday, 6 June 2018

The company HD Kunststoffe, from Remscheid (Germany), has undergone many changes since becoming a member of the Grafe Group, in January 2015. At Plast 2018, the specialists in the manufacture of raw materials for rotational moulding presented its expanded service and product portfolio at the...  

European market strategic for RadicGroup

For the Performance Plastics Business Area a semester full of fairs culminating with Plast 2018

Materials - Wednesday, 30 May 2018

During the first half of this year, the RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Business Area has already taken part in several important trade shows around the world: Chinaplas in China, PlastIndia in India, and NPE in Florida. Now the plastics compounder has a stopover in Italy, the home country of its headquarters, at Plast 2018 (hall 9, stand C121/D122). The...

Gummiwerk Kraiburg at Plast 2018

Direct integration of rubber in fibre composite materials and metal

Materials - Wednesday, 23 May 2018

To meet the growing requirements for chemical resistance and thermal stability, Gummiwerk Kraiburg has expanded its product portfolio to include perfluor-elastomer-based (FFKM) compounds. This high-tech material is suitable for different applications. The materials of this product family start where other elastomers...