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...

Joined development between Xenia and Arkema

Thermoplastic composites based on PVDF reinforced with carbon fibres

Materials - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

In collaboration with Arkema, Xenia has successfully developed the new family Xecarb 45 of PVDF composite compounds for injection and extrusion processes directed toward a wide range of specialty applications in the chemical processing industry requiring extreme durability and longevity. The new compounds feature truly exceptional mechanical...

Padanaplast at Wire 2018 with 7 new compounds

Halogen-free flame-retardant grades for demanding cable insulation

Materials - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Supplier of silane crosslinkable compounds for wire and cable and plastic pipe industries, Padanaplast will introduce a number of new flame-retardant grades of its Cogegum AFR and Cogegum GFR product families at Wire 2018 (Düsseldorf, April 16-20). These advanced compounds incorporate a halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR)...

Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year

The Versalis BDSPs awarded in Hannover

Materials - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Versalis’ breakthrough technology for new butadiene-based di-block stereoregular polymers for the development of innovative compounds (BDSP), has been awarded “Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year” at the Tire Technology International Awards 2018, the independent European award program for the tire industry. The awards were judged...

Partnership Versalis-Bridgestone

Joint development in guayule research

Materials - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Versalis (Eni’s chemicals company), and Bridgestone Americas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors. The partnership combines Versalis’ core strengths in guayule research...

Asti chooses the Solvay PPS

Moulding of sensor housings used in demanding industrial processing

Materials - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Solvay announced today that Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc. (ASTi) selected Ryton PPS to mould protective housings for two industrial-grade sensors. The sensors, designed to evaluate either pH or oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) in industrial processes, are encased in housings moulded from Ryton R-4-230BL, an advanced 40%...

More Ultem and Noryl

Sabic expands the engineering thermoplastics production

Materials - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

In response to customer needs, Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins. To increase capacity for Ultem resins, a polyetherimide material, Sabic plans to expand its existing footprint in...

Non-migrating silicone additive

Long-lasting slip performance for BOPP film

Materials - Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Organic waxes, such as erucamide, have been widely used in BOPP film for packaging manufacturing because of their effective slip performance. However, these waxes readily and continuously migrate from the film surface. This migration can affect the appearance and quality of packaging materials by increasing the haze level of clear film...