Resins

Critical Uniformity Requirement for Contact Lens Curing Greatly Surpassed with Despatch Oven
Resins

Critical Uniformity Requirement for Contact Lens Curing Greatly Surpassed with Despatch Oven

To manufacture contact lenses, a monomer resin called hydrogel" is injected into molds and heat-cured in an oven. The process polymerizes the hydrogel to produce hard, slightly flexible lenses. The lenses are then removed from the mold and transferred to a downstream hydration process. Â-  These hydrogel thermal curing cycles can be relatively long—up to 34 hours—and require a reliable...

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Cardia Secures Expanded Patent Protection for Its Bioplastics Technology
Resins

Cardia Secures Expanded Patent Protection for Its Bioplastics Technology

Cardia expands patent portfolio to nineteen patents granted with fourty two more pending registration Seven new Cardia Compostable, Biohybrid™ and PPC-starch technology patents granted in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and China in 2014 Intellectual Property underpins commercially successful Cardia Compostable and Biohybrid™ product ranges Cardia Bioplastics' technical differentiation...

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All-New Street-Legal Abarth Finds Its Racing Spirit with Help from Sabic's Lexan Resin and Exatec Coating
Resins

All-New Street-Legal Abarth Finds Its Racing Spirit with Help from Sabic's Lexan Resin and Exatec Coating

SABIC's polycarbonate (PC) glazing solutions were highlighted today during Abarth's official launch of the production model of its Abarth 695 Biposto. The vehicle's front fixed windows, which include built-in sliding panels, are made from SABIC's LEXAN™ resin, a PC material, and EXATEC™ coating technology. The fixed front windows with sliding panels are features straight from...

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EuroMold 2014: Stratasys Showcases Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem, Creating "YOUR WAY" 3D Printing Experience with New Partnerships, Professional Services and Solutions
Resins

EuroMold 2014: Stratasys Showcases Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem, Creating "YOUR WAY" 3D Printing Experience with New Partnerships, Professional Services and Solutions

Company announces largest presence ever at EuroMold 2014 with three exhibits spanning 20 customer applications Stratasys unveils new Professional Services program and new key partnerships 11 new products premier at EuroMold Minneapolis Rehovot, Israel – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS)Â-  is demonstrating at EuroMold 2014 (Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 25-28) its additive manufacturing ecosystem,...

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Innovative Thermoplastic Thrust Washer Developed by Solvay and Freudenberg-NOK is SPE Finalist
Resins

Innovative Thermoplastic Thrust Washer Developed by Solvay and Freudenberg-NOK is SPE Finalist

Torlon® PAI Delivers Outstanding Friction and Wear Performance in Metal Replacement Powertrain Application for GM ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A breakthrough powertrain component co-developed by Solvay Specialty Polymers and Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) earned finalist honors Nov. 12 at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Awards Competition in...

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Thompson MIS is FDA Cleared for Spinal Implants Made of Solvay's Zeniva® PEEK
Resins

Thompson MIS is FDA Cleared for Spinal Implants Made of Solvay's Zeniva® PEEK

Versatile Thermoplastic Biomaterial Brings Exceptional Performance in Spinal Fusion Application ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Thompson MIS, Salem, N.H., a leading supplier of minimally invasive spinal implants and delivery systems, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food Drug Administration (FDA) for its MIS TLIF spacer made of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin from Solvay Specialty...

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Miscellaneous Film

Amcor Flexibles Secures Three Years Supply of Barex® Resins and Launches Alternative High-performance Film

Amcor Procurement and Technical teams are working closely with the film converters to secure sufficient volumes of INEOS Barex resin. On Wednesday 29th October, Amcor was informed that INEOS Barex had decided to shut down its only production facility in Lima, Ohio (U.S.) in early 2015. Amcor Procurement and Technical teams are working closely with the film converters to secure sufficient volumes...

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Resins

Fluon® Melt Processable Compounds Enhance High-Performance Parts and Components

Customized compounding yields superior performance characteristics over standard fluoropolymer resins EXTON, Pa. – Because custom melt processable fluoropolymer compounds have become important materials for parts and components used in automotive, industrial, aerospace, transit and appliance applications, AGC FluoroCompounds Group offers Fluon® Melt Processable Compounds. Fluon Melt...

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Miscellaneous Protectors

Plastics Color Corp. Delivers Multilayered Approach to Brand Protection

MiBatch™ Anti-Counterfeiting Resin Technology ProvidesÂ- Unique Fingerprint for Plastics  CHICAGO – Plastics Color Corp., a global leader in color concentrates, functional additives, and custom polymer masterbatches for the plastics industry, meets the needs of the packaging industry through a multilayered approach to brand protection with its MiBatch™ anti-counterfeting...

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Automobile Natural Gas Tanks Take the Pressure with Composites in DSM High Performance Thermoplastics
Adhesive Tapes

Automobile Natural Gas Tanks Take the Pressure with Composites in DSM High Performance Thermoplastics

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen. With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement,...

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