Materials & Material Processing

A. Schulman Application Design for Ford Motor Company Brazil Nominated for 2016 Society of Plastics Engineers' Award

October 26, 2016

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2016 - A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) today announced that the all-composite body panels it designed for the Ford Motor Company Brazil was nominated for the 2016 Automotive Parts and Components award from the Society of Plastics Engineers ("SPE"). Ford utilizes this design application in its Troller T4 sports utility vehicle. "We are honored to play a part in the... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Addivant(TM) Earns Formal Food-Contact Approval in Canada for Nonylphenol-Free Antioxidant, Weston® 705

October 21, 2016

DANBURY, Conn., October 14, 2016 - Addivant™, the world’s leading supplier of liquid phosphite antioxidants for plastics, announced today that its nonylphenol-free stabilizer, WESTON® 705, has received a letter of no objection from the Bureau of Chemical Safety within Health Canada’s Food Directorate allowing the material to be used in a broad range of food-contact applications. This... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Manufacturers Use Innovative Celanese Polymers to Keep Fluids, Materials and Power Moving

October 14, 2016

At K 2016 Celanese showcases the tribology plastics energy, fluid handling and industrial sectors use to replace metal DALLAS and DÜSSELDORF, Germany – Industrial manufacturers depend on a multitude of moving parts to keep the operations of machinery, products, fluids and power in motion. At K 2016, the world’s largest plastics tradeshow, Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Qutoplex(TM) High Performance Plastic From Minnesota Rubber & Plastics Has Conformability And Dimensional Stability-Ideal For Metal Conversions

October 14, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Rubber and Plastics specializes in metal to plastic component conversions using Qutoplex™ a proprietary high performance plastics (HPP).  Proven to lower costs, reduce weight, increase corrosion resistance and perform better in many applications, Qutoplex™ is a new option for component designers. Qutoplex™ is another “first” in the advances in HPP... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Innovative Airplane Mobile Drink Dispenser Uses Victrex(TM) Peek Polymer for Demanding Inner Water Tank

October 13, 2016

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA USA - (October 10, 2016) - Would you like an orange juice, a chilled cola or a hot cup of coffee? For most passengers, drinks at altitudes of 33,000 feet (10,000 meters) 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... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Kraton to Promote Specialty Polymer Offering and Debut New Brand Identity at K 2016

October 5, 2016

HOUSTON - Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, today introduced the company's new logo and brand identity. The new brand identity combines the rich heritages of legacy Kraton and legacy Arizona Chemical, and reflects our unified mission to... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

FRX Polymers® to Highlight Expanding End-Use Applications for Nofia® Flame Retardants at K 2016

September 30, 2016

CHELMSFORD, Mass. - FRX Polymers, Inc. (FRX), the global leader in polymeric halogen-free flame retardant solutions, will focus on its latest material developments and the expanded range of end-use applications at the K 2016 exhibition, which runs Oct. 19-26, in Düsseldorf, Germany. In Hall 5/C06-1, FRX will highlight its highly successful application development work in key markets such as... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Polymer Material suits high-temp jet engine applications.

September 23, 2016

Suitable for bearing chambers, sump systems, and internal gearboxes in jet engines, Fluoroloy® A90 enables spring-energized seals to work with continuous temperature above 608°F. Product withstands static hot air sealing in temperatures up to 662°F while retaining mechanical properties with same or less leakage, surface indentation, and material degradation. Material exhibits low linear coefficient of thermal expansion, stability through time, and minimum loss of properties due to thermal aging. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

SEBS Block Copolymer suits food contact, medical applications.

September 23, 2016

With respective MFR values of 27 and 77 g/10 min @ 230°C, 2.16 and 5 kg, Kraton™ G1653 styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene (SEBS) block copolymer retains tensile strength (>30 MPa) and toughness while offering solution viscosity of 480 cP. Solid level can reduce coating layers for coating applications or reduce shrinkage and need for solvent for sealant applications. Supplied in free flowing dense pellet form, 73 Shore A copolymer has 30% polystyrene content and rubber phase Tg of -48.5°C. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Stratasys Manufacturing Aids Package Can Help Users Speed Development of 3D Printed Manufacturing Tools

September 15, 2016

Package Contains Design Consultation and Advanced Materials to Help Users Create Jigs, Fixtures, or Other Manufacturing Tools MINNEAPOLIS REHOVOT, Israel - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced that it is introducing a new Manufacturing Aids Package for the Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer, aimed at helping users get a... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Wax Modifiers optimize asphalt roofing production.

September 14, 2016

Able to optimize heat stability and reduce mixing time necessary to completely blend polymer, Ceranovus™ Polyethylene and Polypropylene Waxes are valuable additives in both SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) and APP (atactic polypropylene) modified bitumen roofing systems. Products decrease viscosities at process temperature and minimize bleeding of higher oil formulations through oil scavenging. Synthesized from 100% recycled materials, modifiers are available in pastilles or granules. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Cyclic Olefin Copolymers (COC) Achieve Material Designation in New U.S. Pharmacopeia Standard for Pharma Packaging

August 22, 2016

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is First Resin Maker to Meet Newly Revised USP 661.1 Standard for Plastic Materials of Construction FLORENCE, Ky., August 17, 2016 - In the latest revision of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) standard for pharmaceutical packaging, cyclic olefins have been designated as a material category alongside other plastics such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Manufacturer Aids in Construction of Living Memorial to JFK in Washington, D.C.

August 4, 2016

Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc., Engineers Sustainable, Recycled Solution for Expansion Project LUDLOW, Mass. - Meredith-Springfield Associates, Inc., a world-class plastics manufacturer specializing in extrusion blow molding and injection stretch blow molding, today announced the adoption of an environmentally sustainable solution for the most recent expansion project of the JFK... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

TOPAS Advanced Polymers to Highlight Expanding End-Use Applications for Cyclic Olefin Copolymers (COC) at K 2016

July 27, 2016

FLORENCE, Ky. – TOPAS Advanced Polymers will focus on the expanded adoption of cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) in a broad range of end-use applications at the K 2016 exhibition, which runs Oct. 19-26, in Düsseldorf, Germany. In Hall 7A/B02, TOPAS will discuss its highly successful application development work in key markets such as healthcare, packaging, optics, and electronics. The unique... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

3D Printed PEEK Carbon Fiber Parts may replace metal.

July 14, 2016

Made using composite-based additive manufacturing process, PEEK Polymer Carbon Fiber Composite Parts offer tensile strength of 29,700 psi and heat resistance of 482°F, making it possible to replace metals in manufacturing. PEEK parts are more than 50% lighter than comparable aluminum parts but demonstrate 2/3 ultimate strength. In addition, PEEK polymers can be recycled with Impossible Objects' 3D printing process, overcoming waste and inefficiency associated with traditional manufacturing. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Wego is a Global Supplier of Polycarboxylate

June 8, 2016

Wego Chemical Group is a leading global supplier and distributor of polymers such as Polycarboxylate. Polycarboxylate can be found under CAS # 9084-06-4 and has the molecluar formula C21H14Na2O6S2. Polycarboxylate is often referred to by its commonly used acronyms, PCX, PXC, and PC, or alternatively by its synonym Sodium Poly (Naphthaleneformaldehyde) Sulfonate. Polycarboxylate's primary... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Plastikos Takes Lead Role in Drug Delivery Market with Disposable Cartridge Components Made of TOPAS® Cyclic Olefin Copolymer

June 6, 2016

Precision Molded Parts Deliver Drug Compatibility, High Purity, and Dimensional Stability ERIE, Pa. – Plastikos Inc., a leading custom injection molder, and its sister mold making company Micro Mold, both based in Erie, Pa., have successfully commercialized disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices for medications such as insulin... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Custom-Cut Vinyl helps error-proof gauges.

June 2, 2016

Applied to gauges and other smooth surfaces, Gauge-Marking Vinyl enables quick visual identification of gauge and inspection parameters and specifications. Transparent, adhesive-back product can be hand-cut with scissors or precut-to-fit at company's In-House Sign Shop®. Available in red, green, and yellow, vinyl adheres to glass/plexiglass, metal, PVC, corrugated plastic, and magnetic/dry erase boards. It can also be used to reduce lighting glare, tint windows, and enhance backlit signs. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Custom-Fabricated Thermal Management Materials Save Time, Money

May 24, 2016

ROCHESTER, NY – Web Seal fabricates custom thermal management materials manufactured by Bergquist, Chomerics, Kerafol, 3M, MHW, and Chang Sung for a wide variety of industries, including automotive, communication, defense /aerospace, textiles, food processing, chemical industries, and medical instruments.  With advances in electronics, thermal management is especially critical due to growing... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Thermoforming Service offers soft touch with TPO option.

May 3, 2016

Thermoforming services offer soft touch thermoform with thermoplastic olefin (TPO) manufacturing option. This provides pliable plastic choice that has soft touch feel with attributes of rigid TPO part. Optimized for material performance, durability, sound absorption, and impact strength, soft touch benefits applications through various texture options, slip and chemical resistance, as well as sound/insulation properties. Read More