Materials

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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...

Engineering polymers for automotive

Tailored polyamides for the charge-air duct in modern engines

Materials - Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The reductions in fuel consumption and emissions which are prescribed by law in many countries are forcing the automotive industry to act. Besides developing alternative drives, the optimization of traditional combustion engines continues to play a key role. Downsizing results in higher pres-sures and temperatures, especially in components that...

PolyOne for automotive

An event in Frankfurt dedicated to performances and appearance in modern cars

Materials - Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Experts from throughout the automotive industry, from molders to OEMs, joined PolyOne for its Automotive Insight Forum on June 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The event provided an open forum to discuss trends, manufacturing challenges and potential solutions, and to foster continued collaboration...

SongXtend 2124

Songwon’s latest innovation in stabilizers for the automotive industry

Materials - Tuesday, 21 June 2016

On June 8, during the pre-K 2016 press conference organized in Antwerp by European Marketing Group (EMG), Songwon has launched its latest innovation for the automotive industry. The new SongXtend 2124 stabilizer solution was specifically developed to meet the stringent demands of the automotive industry where weight and cost reduction...

Pre-K conferences in Antwerp

Sabic meets the international press

Materials - Tuesday, 14 June 2016

On June 8-9 at the Hilton hotel in Antwerp, it took place the traditional appointment of the pre-K 2016 show, organized by European Marketing Group (EMG). Companies attending the event were Songwon, DSM, Ascend Polymers, Sabic, Polyscope and Clariant that showed their innovations to be presented during the next edition of the...

Pre-K 2016 conferences

Borealis, Borouge e Nova anticipate innovations in polyolefins

Materials - Friday, 10 June 2016

At a joint Pre-K 2016 kick-off event on June 7 at Borealis Innovation Headquarters in Linz (Austria), Borealis, Borouge and Nova Chemicals will each provide a taste of what is to follow at the upcoming K Fair 2016 in October. The three companies are leading providers of chemical and innovative plastics solutions and...

Diesel choses Aquafil Dryarn

Polypropylene microfibre denim

Materials - Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Diesel has launched its first denim garment made with Dryarn, a polypropylene microfiber developed by Aquafil. The jeans for men model Carrot SP 0671X is already on sale in the Diesel online store. Diesel, fashion trendsetter and innovator, has chosen Dryarn, the lightest microfibre in the...

Commercialisation

Nevicolor to distribute Ryton PPS in Italy

Materials - Tuesday, 24 May 2016

On May 18, 2016, Solvay Specialty Polymers, a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics, announced the appointment of Nevicolor as distributor of its entire Ryton polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) product line in Italy. This significantly expands the broad portfolio of Solvay’s specialty polymers currently distributed by Nevicolor through its...

RADICIDAY 2016

The combination between conference and exhibition

Materials - Tuesday, 24 May 2016

On May 12, at Villa Ottoboni Congress Centre in Padua (Italy), RadiciGroup Performance Plastics and its partners held a one-day customer-centred event featuring presentations, discussions and exchanges of ideas on products and innovation. This RadiciDay, attended by about 100 people, was the latest in a series of...

Magma and Victrex partnership

The longest subsea intervention line

Materials - Wednesday, 11 May 2016

To reduce exploration and production costs and risks in subsea oil and gas systems, Magma Global Limited has developed the flexible m-pipe technology. Their latest lightweight continuous pipe is both the largest and longest Victrex PEEK-based structure ever, achieved with the support and expertise of Victrex. It can be deployed to depths of...

Agreement has been reached and signed

Basf to divest global polyolefin catalysts business to W.R. Grace

Materials - Tuesday, 3 May 2016

On April 22, 2016, Basf has signed an agreement to sell its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W.R. Grace & Co. Currently, the Polyolefin Catalysts business is part of Basf’s Catalysts division. Basf and Grace intend to complete the transaction in the third quarter of 2016. The targeted transaction includes...  

Transpallet made of polyamide

An authentic Italian made metal replacement project

Materials - Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Transpallet, the new pallet handling truck made from TechnylStar SX 218 by Solvay is an excellent example of the replacement of a metal with polyamide. The truck was presented during the AxtroLabWay 2016 convention of Arcoplex Group, that took place in Mogliano Veneto (Treviso, Italy) on April 21. The truck consists of...