New Basf plant in the USA

The production of MDI in Louisiana will be doubled

Materials - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Basf will start the construction of a new methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) synthesis unit at the company’s Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, at the beginning of the second quarter of 2018. Planning and engineering for the new unit started in 2016 and were recently completed...

Lohmann at Plast 2018

Precision and safety in bonding and adhesion

Materials - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

At Plast 2018, which will take place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, in Milan, Italy, Lohmann will present its broad range of products and die-cut solutions for almost every industry, e.g. the consumer goods and electronics, building and construction, medical, transportation or graphics branch...

New Lexan CXT grade

PC copolymer for optical applications in the electronics

Materials - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic has unveiled a new line of high-clarity, high-heat, injection mouldable polycarbonate copolymer resins. Lexan CXT resins can offer a unique balance of high temperature resistance, high flow and excellent colour stability under extreme moulding conditions, together with a high refractive index...

Anti-static additives

Croda acquires Finnish technology company IonPhasE

Materials - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Creating, making and selling speciality chemicals for some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, Croda International recently announced that it has acquired IonPhasE, an innovative technology supplier of static electricity protection products headquartered in Tampere, Finland...

Additive manufacturing

Clariant starts the production of filaments for 3D printing

Materials - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

World company producing specialty chemicals, has recently announced its new dedicated 3D printing business to meet the demand of the fast-changing additive manufacturing market for premium and customized 3D printer filaments. Additive manufacturing is growing at a rapid pace globally, with over 28% average annual...

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...