Polymers

Materials & Material Processing

Foster Introduces Antimicrobial Master Batches for Medical Device Polymers

June 3, 2017

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (June 1, 2017) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer solutions for healthcare markets, introduces Combat™ antimicrobial master batches for blending with medical device polymers. Components made with these antimicrobial polymer blends kill harmful bacteria that leads to infections, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenem-resistant... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing

CD-PFAS Adsorbent Materials are produced using cyclodextrin polymer technology.

June 2, 2017

Used for removing perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonate from water, CD-PFAS Adsorbent Materials has binding affinity of ten times more than activated carbon. Suitable for water treatment and filtration products for domestic, industrial, hospital and municipal applications, product is capable of capturing and removing per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances.

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Materials & Material Processing

Hot Cast Prepolymers from Chemline Deliver High Performance for the Toughest Applications

May 26, 2017

St. Louis, MO - Chemline, Inc. manufactures hot cast urethane prepolymers for use in the most rigorous applications where the highest performance is required. Processing these materials typically involves heated components and tooling, along with a hot post-cure to optimize properties. Custom formulations are available in a wide range of durometers - from 20 Shore A to 85 Shore D - that... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing

Stratasys’ New Material enhances 3D printing.

March 10, 2017

Stratasys' New Materials - nylon and rubber-like material improves its 3D printing capability. Used for rapid prototyping, strong and light-weight tooling, FDM Nylon 12CF constitutes 35 percent of chopped carbon-fiber by weight. Agilus30 family materials come in Agilus30 and Agilus30 Black variants and used in applications like for soft-touch and living hinges, hoses, seals and gaskets,... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing

Chemlon® Compounds meet UL-94 V-0 standards.

March 3, 2017

Available as 904-13 GVNH and 204-13 GVNH, Chemlon® Compounds are suitable for under-hood automotive components like engine covers. Yielding smooth surface and 15% less density than conventional counterparts, both products are glass-filled nylon compounds with low halogen content. 904-13 GVNH offers 245 °C heat deflection temperature. Compounds passed vertical burn test at 0.8 mm... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

Polycarbonate Blend from Covestro Offers Flame Retardance for LED luminaires

March 3, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2017 - Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting continues to grow in popularity due to its wide variety of benefits, including energy efficiency, longer service life and superior performance. Thermal management helps to ensure LEDs work efficiently and effectively, and contributes to long-term performance. With this need in mind, PowerSecure Lighting turned to Covestro LLC to... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Michelman to Focus on the Power of Fiber Sizings at JEC World 2017

February 17, 2017

CINCINNATI, OH (February 15, 2017) – Michelman will use this year’s JEC World 2017 event in Paris, France to feature its versatile line of fiber sizings that are used by fiber producers and composite manufacturers to produce stronger, lighter and more durable composite parts. The company’s broad portfolio of products allows customers to tailor the surface chemistry of reinforcement... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

New Zeus LCP Monofilament Named Top Prize Winner in Innovation Tours

January 18, 2017

Orangeburg, S.C. (Jan. 17 , 2017 ) – Recently Zeus received consecutive innovation awards at two medtech conferences for its development of a novel extruded Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) for use in percutaneous catheter - based devices . LCP monofilament addresses a market need for medical device components that are suitable for use in MRI - guided vascular intervention. LCP monofilament took... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Create Your Own Custom Designs

December 29, 2016

Now you can mold and re-mold your own custom designs as many times you want! Just drop it in hot water to melt it before letting it cooldown and mold into a brand new shape. With this design thermoplastic, anyone can safely hand mold sculptures, figurines and shapes of all sizes.

Starting at $12.95

ProtoDough Reusable Prototyping Design Plastic

• Create custom molds of... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Minnesota Rubber & Plastics' High Purity EPDM, FKM and NBR Materials for the Medical and Pharma Industries

December 3, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Quadion LLC, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) introduces a new portfolio of materials formulated for Medical and Pharma applications. Using only the most high purity ingredients, these comply with existing and proposed regulations around elastomeric products. These materials have certified compliance to the European Commission framework regulation EC 1935/2004, US... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Milacron Continues to Innovate, New High Output Extruders and Sheet Extrusion Lines for Polyolefins

December 2, 2016

(CINNCINATI, OH - November 28, 2016) - Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announced its entry into the polyolefin sheet extrusion market.

Polyolefins make up the highest volume of thermoplastic products in the world and uses range from rigid materials to industrial food packaging and waterproof film.... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Toray Plastics (America) Is Sharing Knowledge About Getting gmore From A Film Supplier With PACK EXPO International 2016 Attendees

November 11, 2016

CPGs and converters are meeting with Toray in booth N-5879.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (November 6, 2016)-Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (www.toraytpa.com), the only United States manufacturer of polypropylene, polyester, metallized, and bio-based films and the global leader in film technology innovation, is sharing with Pack Expo attendees steps... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing

Celanese’s Polymer Products meets aesthetic and operational needs.

November 11, 2016

Designed for global auto, medical and consumer electronics, Celanese’s Polymer Products include: Celapex high flow PEEK, Celstran high flow LFT, Fortron flexible PPS, Hostaform M25IE POM and MetaLX appearance Nylon. Highly durable and heat resistant, polymers come in high flow, flexible high-temperature and has higher production throughput rates which help mold thin wall intricate parts and... Read More

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 and 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

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

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 DÃœSSELDORF, 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

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