Victrex increases the research

New centre for the development of PAEK grades

Materials - Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Continued innovation that addresses improvement in application performance is an integral part of strategy and success at Victrex. Proactive investment in the development of next-generation thermoplastic solutions has now resulted in the completion of the company´s new 10-million pounds world class Polymer Innovation Centre. The centre is...

Bioplastics Award 2017

And the winner is... IamNature

Materials - Tuesday, 12 December 2017

This year the prestigious Bioplastics Award was given to Maip (Settimo Torinese, Italy) for a newly developed PHBH compound for ABB Light switch covers. “IamNature” is a special PHBH-based compound, available in tailor made grades and suitable for high temperature applications. It offers a sustainable solution preserving the technical properties of a traditional thermoplastic material. Maip has developed different...

Ampacet introduces Lamslip 754

Masterbatch for laminated flexible applications with consistent slip performances

Materials - Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Polyethylene film is widely used in complex structures through adhesive lamination with other film substrates to combine the properties of the individual films (e.g. sealability, mechanical, barrier, optical etc.) and optimize the performances of the flexible packaging films. When using conventional slip additives in the polyethylene film used in laminates...

Potable water equipment manufacture

Foiling counterfeiters with specialized colour and additive masterbatches

Materials - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A global manufacturer of water storage, purification, and treatment equipment, had a serious challenge to solve: counterfeiters were harming its business. These “pirates” copied the manufacturer’s products (pipes and fittings) and sold the copies to unsuspecting customers, which not only ate into revenue but also raised the cost of sales...

“Green” partnership

API and EMS-Grivory together in the eyewear industry

Materials - Wednesday, 15 November 2017

API, an Italian company specialized in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics that was acquired by global materials company Trinseo in July 2017, has announced a green partnership with EMS-Grivory, a leading Swiss manufacturer of high performance polymers and supplier of structural materials...

Sabic at Formnext

Filaments and compounds for the additive manufacturing

Materials - Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, is demonstrating at Formnext 2017 (Frankfurt, November 14-17), its strong focus on advancing additive manufacturing from prototyping to full-scale production. The company is launching today its new Lexan EXL AMHI240F filament, a unique product for fused deposition modelling that delivers high...

Agreement between DSM and Toyota Motorsport

Develop materials and technologies for the automotive industry together

Materials - Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, DSM has signed a “One DSM” framework technology partnership agreement with Toyota Motorsport (TMG), a 100% subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation. The agreement involves all DSM businesses active in supplying materials and technology to the automotive Sector...

Solvay’s development for Nafta markets

A new Technyl compounding unit in Mexico

Materials - Tuesday, 31 October 2017

On October 26, Solvay Performance Polyamides announced the start of production of engineering plastics in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This new facility is dedicated to the production of the Technyl range and was built within a few months in partnership with Chunil Engineering, a global automotive Tier 1 and long-standing customer...

Novelties from Lehvoss Group

Materials for high-strength compounds and 3D printing

Materials - Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The new Luvocom CXR product line presented by Lehvoss Group at Fakuma 2017 supplies thermoplastic compounds based on polyamide that can be cross-linked by irradiation. Products from this line are characterized by an elevated temperature resistance and continuous service temperature. Combining them with...

RadiciGroup expands its product range

New PPS-based products particularly suited to engineering applications

Materials - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Business Area is exhibiting at Fakuma 2017 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which is a strategic market for RadiciGroup, and the Group’s chemicals and engineering plastics businesses both have production sites in the country. To meet the ever more exacting requirements of the engineering plastics market...

Automotive application

Smooth steering, safe control

Materials - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Safety, driving pleasure, esthetics - when you drive a car, it is not just the steering wheel that has a major influence on the driving experience, but also the top column module that connects the steering wheel with the control unit. The French automotive supplier Valeo has now developed a top column module whose housing and levers are made of Basf’s...

Novelties from Dow Performance Silicones

Silicone slip additive for BOPP film

Materials - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, introduces at Fakuma 2017 a unique new technology based on the heritage Dow Corning silicone technology platform, for bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production, and highlight recent additions to its expanding portfolio of materials...