Compounds

Acetal Compounds offer optimal wear and friction resistance.

Acetal used in APWA Plus™ compounds can utilize either homopolymer or copolymer resin. Used to improve wear and friction resistance, polymeric alloy results in moving and sliding parts with extended lifecycles and reduced maintenance. These 100% halogen-free and RoHS-compliant compounds will not plate-out (preventing mold corrosion and frequent mold cleaning) and do not contain any PTFE....

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Additives

Michelman to Feature Surface Modifiers for Decorative and Wood Coatings at PaintIndia 2014

CINCINNATI, OH – Michelman will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand B4 at PaintIndia 2014 being held March 6-8, 2014 in Mumbai, India and will feature a number of its popular water-based surface modifiers and additives formulated for use in decorative andÂ- wood coatings.    Michem® Guard is a waterborne dispersion used in decorative coatings to produce scratch...

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Tools

Independence Oilfield Chemicals Introduces New Crosslinking System, Enables Lower Chemical Content for Fluids in Unconventional Shale Fracturing

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, -- Independence Oilfield Chemicals, LLC (IOC) has developed a new chemistry specifically designed for ultra-low polymer concentrations as part of their CoFlo(TM) (Cooperative Flow Back) initiative. Within this concept is IOC's VisFlo(TM)-100 crosslinking system (patent pending), the industry's first to combine the advantages of slickwater and guar-based systems in hydraulic...

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Additives

Solvay's Ixef® PARA Receives Regulatory Approval for Drinking Water Use

Revised Product Targets Household Appliances,Â- Building and Construction, and Water Processing BRUSSELS — A revised grade of Ixef® polyarylamide (PARA) from Solvay Specialty Polymers has received clearance by regulatory authorities in the U.S. and the European Union for use in drinking water applications. Ixef® DW-1022 compounds – available in natural and black – provide...

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Filters Buying Guide

It can often times feel overwhelming selecting the right filtering product for your needs. This buying guide gives the basic definition of what a filter does, and goes on to outline in more detail the various types of filters that are available on the market, and what they do.

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Olefins

Microfluidics Rely on COC from TOPAS

Plastics Today recently published an article highlighting the widespread use of COC in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic applications. With 90% of POC applications using plastic, and 80% of applications using COC, the properties of TOPAS COC are clearly a good match for diagnostics. The article is based on a market study by Yole DÃ-©veloppement, which projects a 27% annual growth rate in this...

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Rubber

TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.

Based on styrenic TPE chemistry, Sarlink® Thermoplastic Elastomers exhibit strength and elasticity comparable to TPVs, but provide smoother part surfaces and equivalent or better long-term UV stability. Products come in variety of custom-matched colors and generally do not require pre-drying. Featuring service temperature up to 100°C,...

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Solvay's Radel® PPSU Utilized in Micro-Diameter Variable Flexibility Medical Tubing
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Solvay's Radel® PPSU Utilized in Micro-Diameter Variable Flexibility Medical Tubing

Vention Medical's Variable Flexibility Micro-Tubing for Catheter-Based Devices Capitalizes on PPSU's Strength, Stiffness, and Melt Processability ALPHARETTA, Ga.Â- – RiverTech Medical, a Vention Medical Company, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has developed precision micro-tubing with variable flexibility for catheter-based medical devices. The micro-tubing offers two to three different...

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Olefins

TOPAS Advanced Polymers to Showcase Broad Line of Cyclic Olefin Copolymers at MD&M West

ANAHEIM, Calif. – TOPAS Advanced Polymers will showcase its versatile line of cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) for the medical device and diagnostic industry at the 2014 Medical Device and Manufacturing (MDM) West exhibition February 11-13 in Anaheim, Calif. The company will discuss its latest materials and newest applications at its booth in Hall E, Booth 917. TOPAS' unique manufacturing...

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Softeners

NuvoH2O Named Best of Show at 2014 NAHB International Builders' Show

- NuvoH2O claims top spot in the Best of Indoor Living Product category LAS VEGAS - NAHB INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS' SHOW - Â- NuvoH2O (www.nuvowater.com), and its salt free water softening system was named Best of Show in the Indoor Living Product category at the 2014 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over 1,200 exhibitors and 70,000 attendees, the NAHB...

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Chemicals

Show Sponsor, RBP Chemical Technology, to Reveal Expanded Intellicon Line at GOA 2014, Feb 27 Through Mar 1, Miami

Milwaukee, Wis. — RBP Chemical Technology (www.rbpchemical.com) announces its participation and sponsorship of the Graphics of the Americas Exposition and Conference, taking place February 27 through March 1, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL. In booth #932, RBP will feature the latest add-ons to its Intellicon™ line of ultra concentrated fountain solutions,...

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