Materials

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...

Radici at NPE 2018

North America strategic for the Performance Plastics Business division of the group

Materials - Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The North American market and the automotive industry, in particular, are strategic for RadiciGroup. That is why the RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Business Area - present in the USA since 1998 - has continued to invest in improving its production plants, increasing production capacity and ensuring prompt customer delivery of its innovative and...

New materials from Sabic at NPE 2018

Filaments for fused deposition modelling

Materials - Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic, announced at NPE 2018 the third expansion of its additive manufacturing materials offering within 12 months. Specifically, Sabic is launching three new filaments for fused deposition modelling (FDM): Ultem AM1010F filament for general high-temperature applications, including tooling; and Ultem...

From Covestro new Makrofol films

The car cockpit becomes individual and functional

Materials - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The development of film technologies for car interiors has made great progress in recent years. "Trends such as autonomous driving, networking and individualization pose entirely new challenges, but also offer great opportunities for the use of polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane films", explained Dirk Pophusen, film specialist at Covestro...

Basf 3D Printing Solutions at AMUG

New materials for industrial 3D-printing applications

Materials - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Basf 3D Printing Solutions is presenting a variety of new materials at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference from April 8 to 12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. Together with Essentium Materials, Texas, Basf 3D Printing Solutions is also building up a global distribution network for plastic filaments. Both companies are...

Study from nova-Institute

Unique trend report on carbon dioxide as a chemical feedstock for a wide range of polymers

Materials - Tuesday, 3 April 2018

German nova-Institute presented technologies, polymers, developers and producers in this growing sector with high economic and sustainability potential at the “Conference on carbon dioxide as feedstock for fuels, chemistry and polymers“, hold in Cologne, Germany, on March 15 and 16. With almost 170 participants, the conference in Cologne has...

Franceschetti Elastomeri at Plast with new products

Expanding masterbatches for injection moulding and extrusion

Materials - Wednesday, 28 March 2018

In January 2018 Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri introduced on the market the new range of Masterefran expanding masterbatches announced by Giulia Franceschetti at the TPE conference, on November 2017 in Munich (Germany): "We decided to invest our 30 years of experience in the development of a new process on a new production line...

EPTA conference

Attractive prospects for pultruded composites in infrastructure

Materials - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The attractive long-term prospects for pultruded composites in infrastructure and further key application markets were highlighted at the recent World Pultrusion Conference, organised by the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA). This year’s event attracted a record number of composites professionals from around the world to Vienna on...