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Resin Raw Material Trend 2012-2013 for Plastic Injection Molding

Resin Raw Material Trend 2012-2013 for Plastic Injection Molding

The sale price of polypropylene resin rose two cents per pound in October. This follows closely on the foot-steps of a rebound caused by the tumbling 27 cents per pound that happened in May and August. In the last two months the price per pound settled to an average per pound of three cents. Market sources report the increase comes from tighter supplies of resin and propylene monomer feedstock...

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High-Strength Celstran LFRT from Ticona Used in Instrument Panels Honored for Innovative Use of Plastics

Florence, Ky., Sulzbach, Germany, Shanghai, PR China - An automotive development team that included Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, was the Grand Award winner Wednesday night at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE-®) 42nd annual 2012 Innovations Award Competition & Gala in Detroit. The advanced instrument panel (IP), molded by Inteva Products LLC of Troy,...

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Novel Stethoscope Using Solvay's Radel® PPSU is First to Assess Injured in High-Noise Environments

Novel Stethoscope Using Solvay's Radel® PPSU is First to Assess Injured in High-Noise Environments

Active Signal Technologies' Noise-Immune Device Detects Heart/Lung Activity in Combat Casualty and Civilian Emergency Situations ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Active Signal Technologies Inc., Linthicum Heights, Md., a leading contract research firm specializing in electromechanical devices, has developed the first stethoscope that can detect heart/lung activity in high ambient noise (above 90 dBA) including...

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Altuglas® Rnew Biopolymer Alloys Win R&D Magazine's 2012 Top 100 Award

Altuglas International, subsidiary of Arkema group and its Altuglas-® Rnew biopolymer alloys received November 1st the R&D magazine's 2012 R&D100 Award in Orlando USA. The award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. The R&D100 Awards have long been a benchmark of excellence for industry sectors as diverse as...

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Special Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) from Star Contribute to Appeal of Golf Discs Made by Sportsdisc(TM) Leader Discraft

Special Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) from Star Contribute to Appeal of Golf Discs Made by Sportsdisc(TM) Leader Discraft

WIXOM, MI - It is no wonder that disc golf is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in North America. Why? For starters, it contributes to good physical and mental conditioning, and is fun for everyone regardless of age, sex or ability. One company both contributing to and riding the 'wave' of disc golf popularity is Discraft, Inc. the self-proclaimed world leader in disc sports. Founded...

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Ticona to Present Paper and Exhibit Thermoplastics for Continuous-Fiber Composites at JEC Americas 2012

Ticona to Present Paper and Exhibit Thermoplastics for Continuous-Fiber Composites at JEC Americas 2012

Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, will deliver a technical paper on unidirectional glass-reinforced thermoplastic composite tapes and showcase its thermoplastics for composites at JEC Americas 2012 from November 7 to 9 in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Ticona technical paper, titled Improving impact performance in D-LFT composites with UD-Tape...

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Ford Battery Pack and Citroën Rear Quarter Window with SABIC Materials Recognized Among Year's Best Automotive Plastic Innovations

Ford Battery Pack and Citroën Rear Quarter Window with SABIC Materials Recognized Among Year's Best Automotive Plastic Innovations

SABIC's Innovative Plastics business today commended Ford Motor Company and PSA Peugeot Citroën Group for innovative use of the supplier's thermoplastic materials in two separate applications, which were recently named finalists in the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE-®'s) 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. The first of these is the Ford Focus...

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Solvay's Amodel® PPA is Used by Cooper Standard in Unique Coolant Flow Valve for Chevrolet Volt

Solvay's Amodel® PPA is Used by Cooper Standard in Unique Coolant Flow Valve for Chevrolet Volt

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Cooper Standard, a Novi, Mich.-based global supplier of automotive sealing, fluid, and anti-vibration systems, uses Amodel-® polyphthalamide (PPA) from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics for the automotive industry, in a unique coolant flow valve for the innovative Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended-range...

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SABIC ULTEM(TM) Resin and Stratasys FDM® Technology Enable Taylor-Deal Aviation to Produce Customized Parts Quickly and Cost-Effectively

SABIC ULTEM(TM) Resin and Stratasys FDM® Technology Enable Taylor-Deal Aviation to Produce Customized Parts Quickly and Cost-Effectively

SEATTLE, Wash./USA - Here at the Aircraft Interiors Show, booth #828, SABIC's Innovative Plastics business is announcing that its strong, lightweight, flame-retardant ULTEM 9085 resin now helps to address one of the biggest challenges for aerospace OEMs - the ability to produce small volume parts quickly and cost-effectively. Together with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM-®) technology from...

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