Resins

Polymer Additives

WACKER Presents High-Performance Additives for the Chinese Adhesive and Sealant Industry at CHINA ADHESIVE 2006

Shanghai, November 22, 2006 - Under the Performance for your adhesives" motto, WACKER is presenting high-performance additives at the 9th China International Adhesives and Sealants Exhibition (CHINA ADHESIVE) in Guangzhou, China from November 22-24. The focus is on two product classes: pyrogenic silica to control rheology and reinforce adhesives and sealants, as well as a broad range of...

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New DSM Somos® Stereolithography Resins Generate Excitement at European Trade Fair
Resins

New DSM Somos® Stereolithography Resins Generate Excitement at European Trade Fair

In keeping with their ongoing commitment to the development of innovative stereolithography (SL) materials, DSM Somos showcased its four newest resins at the recent 2006 EuroMold exhibition held in Frankfurt, Germany (November 27-December 2): 1. ProtoGen(TM) O-XT 18120: a highly accurate, high-temperature ABS-like resin in translucent color; 2. ProtoGen(TM) O-XT 18420: a highly accurate, high...

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Miscellaneous Compounds

Ashland Introduces Powder-Prime Capable SMC Resin/Adhesive System

DUBLIN, Ohio - New technology from within Ashland Performance Materials has developed a powder-prime capable sheet molding compound (SMC) formulation and adhesive for automotive component assembly. A first for the automobile industry, this system was developed by Ashland Composite Polymers and Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives, business groups of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of...

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Resins

New HETRON® Resin Formulation from Ashland Promotes Creative Construction

DUBLIN, Ohio - A new fire-resistant construction material is providing architects and engineers with a compound that meets demanding building requirements without sacrificing creative flexibility. Newly formulated HETRON FR620T-20M polyester resin introduced by Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), features improved...

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Resins

Ashland's DREWRAD(TM) UV Curable Resins Provide New Options for Food Package Printers

BOONTON, NJ - DREWRAD 150 UV curable resin from Drew Industrial, a business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), opens a new set of options for food package printers by providing flexible curing times without the use of photo-initiators. Photo-initiators were needed to trigger resin curing in older technology systems. UV cured systems have been limited in...

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GE's Super High Flow Valox* Resins Help Fill Automotive Industry's Needs for Lighter Parts, Energy Savings, and Increased Part Consolidation
Resins

GE's Super High Flow Valox* Resins Help Fill Automotive Industry's Needs for Lighter Parts, Energy Savings, and Increased Part Consolidation

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. - December 7, 2006 - GE Plastics today announced the launch of Valox* Super High Flow resins, a family of glass- and mineral-filled polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) materials. Valox Super High Flow resins are aimed at helping automakers and tiers achieve thinner, larger parts with greater detail at lower injection pressures without sacrificing performance. The GE materials help...

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Composite Resin promotes optimal sidewall characteristics.
Resins

Composite Resin promotes optimal sidewall characteristics.

Filled with non-crystalline nanoparticles, NanoTool(TM) stereolithography (SL) resin accelerates processing of parts while minimizing finishing requirements. This ProtoComposite(TM) material has flexural modulus of 10,500 MPa, heat deflection temperature of 260°C, and linear shrinkage under 0.001 in. Able to be used in applications involving metal plating, resin is formulated so that water...

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Resins

GE Plastics' Lexan* HPX Resin Delivers Outstanding Performance to the Intlock ITL-S Disposable Blade in PENTAX's New Airway Scope

PITTSFIELD, MASS. - November 28, 2006 - GE Plastics today announced that its Lexan* HPX resin - a tough, high-tech transparent polycarbonate (PC) widely used in critical healthcare applications - has been selected by PENTAX to mold a specialized Intlock ITL-S disposable blade for the company's new Airway Scope AWS-S100 video laryngoscope. Lexan HPX resin was selected by PENTAX for the material's...

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Packaging Materials

Eastman Introduces the Next Generation of PET

New ParaStar resins offer significant performance, economic and environmental benefits to beverage brand owners and converters Chicago, Ill. (October 30, 2006)- Eastman Chemical Company, the world's largest producer of PET for packaging, introduces the next generation of PET resins. Named ParaStar, these innovative resins offer enhanced bottle clarity, product purity, production and supply chain...

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Resins

Resins offer continuous use temperatures up to 230°C.

In addition to melt processability, Extem(TM) Thermoplastic Polyimide Resins provide optimal thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties while eliminating drawbacks of semi-crystalline materials and imidized thermosets. They are inherently flame-retardant without use of halogenated additives that can pose environmental risk. Resins feature glass transition temperatures up to 310°C,...

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