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Evonik launches a theme portal for Plexiglas brand

Materials - Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Plexiglas is one of the world's best-known plastics brands and enables a wide range of design options, from lighting to architecture, shopfitting and much more. Evonik now presents outstanding and pioneering examples of its use on the website. “Inspiration has always been at the heart of the Plexiglas brand. That is why we now...

Lati compounds for precision electronics

Transformers in glass fibre-reinforced PPS

Materials - Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The requirements in the field of electronics and telecommunications are ever more stringent with the progress of technological development that characterizes this industry. From the miniaturization of circuits at high operating temperatures and the integration of functions to the obvious cost containment requirements to keep pace with...

Innovation from Covestro

Debut of carbon dioxide as raw material

Materials - Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Innovation on the plastics market: materials manufacturer Covestro has begun delivery of a novel product based on carbon dioxide. The first tanker left the company’s Dormagen site near Cologne, Germany, on December 6. Covestro has now officially started production in the plant it inaugurated in Dormagen this past summer...

Compounds and masterbatches

A continuous improvement of production and quality

Materials - Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Founded in 1997, Color Tech is an Italian company specializing in the production of compounds and masterbatches. For about twenty years it has been responding to the needs of plastics processors with a personalized and flexible service under the experience of Marco Montagner and his sons Mauro and Andrea. Color Tech offers a very wide range of products to...

Merck and PolyOne collaborate for 3D effect

Fascinating depth effect, smooth surface

Materials - Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The leading science and technology company Merck will refine and market its innovative 3D plastics technology together with PolyOne in a strategic collaboration. PolyOne is a global leader in polymer materials, colorants and services. Together, the two companies want to develop this pioneering in-mould 3D (IM3D) technology and establish it in end-use markets...

Kraiburg TPE at K 2016

Thermoplastic elastomers, the perfect solution

Materials - Friday, 2 December 2016

When the international plastics and rubber industry met in Düsseldorf for K 2016 (October 19-26), the thermoplastic elastomers specialist Kraiburg TPE used such opportunity to present its new and expanded products, as well as new applications in the automotive, industry, consumer and medical sectors. More in detail, one of the highlights is the introduction of...

Mould maintenance

Anti-corrosion protectant for moulding applications

Materials - Friday, 2 December 2016

On the occasion of K 2016, Chem-Trend announced the addition of Lusin Protect G 31 F to its broad line-up of high performance mould maintenance products for the thermoplastics processing industry. Lusin Protect G 31 F is an anti-corrosion protectant developed specifically for use in the packaging industry and is applicable for food grade...

PEEK selected for mobile drink dispenser inner water tank

A smarter catering service above the clouds

Materials - Friday, 2 December 2016

Would you like an orange juice, a chilled cola or a hot cup of coffee? For most passengers, drinks at altitudes of 10,000 metres are part of the ‘flying experience’. However, the customary service is a cost and an environmental factor for airlines and caterers. SkyTender (a mobile drinks dispenser produced by SkyTender Solutions) can save time and can replace...

Heat performance polyamide 6.6

A “smart molecule” for self-reinforcement

Materials - Friday, 11 November 2016

At K 2016 Solvay launched Technyl REDx, a new heat performance polyamide 6.6 (PA66) integrating a unique “smart molecule” self-reinforcement technology. This innovative material, which builds on Solvay Engineering Plastics’ proven heat performance expertise, outperforms conventional specialty polymers in demanding thermal management systems, especially in...

Compounds and masterbatches

A continuous improvement of production and quality

Materials - Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Founded in 1997, Color Tech is an Italian company specializing in the production of compounds and masterbatches. For about twenty years it has been responding to the needs of plastics processors with a personalized and flexible service under the experience of Marco Montagner and his sons Mauro and Andrea...

Sabic novelties at the K 2016 show

First-ever synthetic rubber products manufactured in Saudi Arabia

Materials - Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Sabic has introduced its new range of synthetic rubber products, being manufactured for the first time in Saudi Arabia, at K 2016, where the company underlined its commitment to deliver high quality, cost effective, synthetic rubber products. Commenting on the pioneering Saudi-made synthetic rubber products...

DSM launches ForTii Ace

Next generation high performance polyamides

Materials - Wednesday, 2 November 2016

A global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, DSM is making a major move to substitution of die cast metals and expensive high performance engineering thermoplastics like PEEK, with the launch of a new polymer at K 2016. ForTii Ace, a polyphthalamide based on 4T chemistry, has an outstanding set of mechanical, thermal and...