Materials

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...

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics at K 2016

Flexibility and customisation with the new Radilon Aestus T range

Materials - Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The unequivocal star of the RadiciGroup Performance Plastics booth at K 2016 was the newly launched Radilon Aestus T polyphthalamide (PPA) product range, together with the specialties Radilon HHR, X-Treme, A, S, D and DT, as well as Radistrong and halogen-free and red-phosphorous-free Radiflam A HF for the electrical industry. Through...

Production of PSU, PPSU and PESU

Basf adds 6,000 tons per year to Ultrason range

Materials - Wednesday, 21 September 2016

An additional production line for Ultrason polyarylsulfone will be set up by Basf at its site in Yeosu, Korea. The new line will start up at the end of 2017, adding a production capacity of 6,000 metric tons per year and bringing BASF’s total annual capacity of Ultrason to 24,000 metric tons...

Simona at K 2016

New products for tanks and much more

Materials - Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Simona has developed a new tank calculation program for the industry market segment. It features state-of-the-art computation functionality in accordance with DVS, in addition to boasting an intuitive user interface together with outstanding quality and reliability. Visitors to the K show can test the new application live...

Solvay at K 2016

Innovations for lightweighting and additive manufacturing

Materials - Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Solvay will mark its presence at K 2016 by sharing the latest news about its cutting-edge, lightweighting materials, additive manufacturing technology and sustainability solutions. Exhibiting in booth C61 in Hall 6 under the banners “More Protection”, “More Freedom” and “More Future”, Solvay’s participation in the event will showcase new products...

Proven invest-to-grow approach to integration

PolyOne acquires Gordon Composites and Polystrand

Materials - Wednesday, 27 July 2016

On July 26, PolyOne Corporation announced the acquisition of two specialty businesses from Gordon Holdings. The acquired businesses design and produce innovative, lightweight, high-performance solutions, utilising advanced composite technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities...