Milano Bicocca University and Pirelli

Patent for a new “supertyre” compound

Materials - Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Greater adherence to the ground, increased durability and safety, and lower fuel consumption. These are the features of the new elongated silica nanoparticle-based compound for tyres that has been developed and patented by the University of Milano Bicocca together with Pirelli. The new compound is the...  

Ethylene methylacrylate elastomer

AEM takes the heat

Materials - Wednesday, 2 September 2015

At DKT//International Rubber Conference (Norimberga, June 29 - July 2, 2015), DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) introduced Vamac VMX5000, a new and commercially available family of ethylene methylacrylate elastomer (AEM) pre-compounds that extend the... 

Solvay materials for automotive

The all-plastic engine will be tested in 2016

Materials - Wednesday, 22 July 2015

It will be called Polimotor 2 and it will be produced entirely of plastic materials by Solvay Specialty Polymers. The all-plastic automotive engine will be tested in a race car next year, demonstrating the company’s unique and industry-leading advanced specialty polymer technologies in light-weighting through metal replacement...

40 cases in 4 months

EuMBC questions the legality of recent force majeure declarations

Materials - Tuesday, 7 July 2015

EuMBC (European Compounders and Masterbatchers Association) questions the legality of recent high number of force majeure declarations. The reliability of the European polymer producing industry continues to raise serious concerns as over 40 force majeure situations have been declared in a period of...

ATEX compliant compounds

Electrically conductive and not only black

Materials - Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Lati’s range of electrically conductive products includes Latiohm PD02 grades, in which electrical resistivity is reduced by the presence of special polymers ensuring, in addition to antistatic properties, colourability without the need of special painting. Safety in explosive atmospheres has been regulating for years by the European ATEX...

Strategic alliance for polymers in Europe

EuPC responds to force majeure declarations

Materials - Friday, 29 May 2015

On May 22, during the EuPC general assembly in Warsaw, the association representing European plastics converters launched a strategic alliance for polymer supplies in Europe.  This alliance was formed in response to a recent series of force majeure declarations by some of the leading EU polymer suppliers leading to...

Agreement between Aquafil and Suminoe Textile

Italy and Japan linked by polyamide yarn

Materials - Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Aquafil, Italian manufacturer of polyamide 6 fibres, is to become the leading supplier of polyamide yarn to Suminoe Textile, a Japanese company that manufactures textile coverings for the furnishing, automotive and transport sectors. This is what is stipulated in an agreement between the two companies, which, signed on...

Elastomeric compound

When rubber improves composites

Materials - Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Mass passenger transport systems require a very high degree of fire safety. With the entry into force of the new standardized European standard for rail vehicles EN 45545, the requirements have become substantially more stringent in comparison with DIN 5510. With respect to elastomers it is not easy to meet these higher standards. The company Gummiwerk Kraiburg has...

RadiciGroup meets the press at Plast

Developments and achievements in innovation and sustainability

Materials - Tuesday, 12 May 2015

With Radici Novacips the plastics division of RadiciGroup focuses attention on its most recent developments and achievements in innovation and sustainability. These were the central topics during the group’s press conference on 7 May at its stand at Plast 2015 in talks by Erico Spini and Cesare Clausi...


Stabilised, resistant and sustainable

Materials - Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Laripur -18 and -18B series are plasticized thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) developed by Coim (stand C22, hall 9, at the exhibition Plast 2015) to supply the footwear industry with technically and aesthetically high quality materials. These Laripur products contain plasticizers, which have not been classified as harmful and...

Safety cables

Improving the fire resistance

Materials - Wednesday, 6 May 2015

At Plast 2015 Bluestar Silicones (stand D 32, hall 11) presents its latest innovations for improving fire resistance of safety cables used in high rise buildings, hospitals, schools, aerospace, automotive and railways industries, shipbuilding etc. In case of fire, safety improvement of people and goods is an essential axis of research in...

Thermoplastic elastomers

An inalienable fair in an important market

Materials - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

“Italy is one of Europe’s most important markets for our special TPE solutions. That is why Plast is a permanent entry in our trade fair calendar. Our technically experienced sales team has been working intensively in the Italian market for years to establish long-lasting customer relations based on mutual trust”, explained...