Resins

Arkema Awarded Patent for Key Innovation Behind Plexiglas-® Frosted Acrylic Sheet and Resin Products

Patent provides Altuglas International with exclusive commercial rights to technology that imparts frosted and textured surface appearance PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 16, 2006-Altuglas International, a business of Arkema and maker of the innovative Plexiglas-® brand of acrylic sheet and resin products, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent...

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GE Plastics is Double Winner in SPE's 10th Automotive Awards Program with Two Innovative Body Panel & Glazing Applications

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. - August 8, 2006 - GE Plastics today announced it has been honored with two automotive innovation awards from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Central Europe. The OPEL Zafira Panoramic Roof, featuring GE's Lexan SLX polycarbonate (PC) film for paint replacement, won first prize in the Body Exteriors category, while the Honda Civic Extra Window with integrated spoiler,...

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GE Plastics Helps MEGADYNE Hone Performance of Reusable Electrosurgical E-Z Pen(TM) with an Array of Autoclavable Materials

PITTSFIELD, MASS. - July 17, 2006 - GE Plastics' Noryl* and Ultem* resin grades were chosen for the new 12-use E-Z Pen(TM) electrosurgical pencil from MEGADYNE Medical Products. Lightweight and ergonomically designed with both 10- and 15-foot, kink-resistant cords for easier, more comfortable handling, E-Z Pen pencils are the only product on the market offering patented E-Z CLEAN-® non-stick...

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Scalpel Blade Holder Achieves Dimensional Stability Needed for Laser Eye Surgery with Celanex-® PBT

Scalpel Blade Holder Achieves Dimensional Stability Needed for Laser Eye Surgery with Celanex-® PBT

Florence, Ky., August 16, 2006 - Given the high precision needed in laser eye surgery, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH chose Celanex-® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for the blade holder in its Carriazo-Pendular mini-scalpel. The PBT, which is made by Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, provides the excellent dimensional stability needed to help ensure the...

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Polycarbonate Resins offer scratch and abrasion resistance.

Available in wide range of colors, Lexan DMX resins feature special polycarbonate co-polymer that provides surface hardness without need for hard coating. Materials eliminate secondary coating operations and environmental impact from VOCs. Resins are suitable for transparent applications such as soft keys, infrared lenses, bezels, and screens.

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Plastic Resins target global automotive manufacturers.

Chemical, thermal, and impact resistant Valox iQ and Xenoy iQ resins are derived from 85% post-consumer plastic waste and manufactured with process intended to conserve non-renewable fuel resources and reduce CO2 emissions. Valox iQ is made with polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)-based polymers, while Xenoy iQ is alloy of polycarbonate and PBT-based polymers. Resins are suited for automotive...

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Masking Material protects metal component surfaces.

Masking Material protects metal component surfaces.

Available in gel, brush-on, or spray-on formulations, SpeedMaskÂ-® UV Curable Masking Resin provides surface protection from contamination caused by acids, alkalines, plating solutions, and ambient debris from air plasma spray, HVOF, grinding, peening, and grit blasting. Single-component, temporary masking resin is solvent-free, non-flammable, urethane-based, and water-soluble, and easily...

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With Alextra(TM), Allen Extruders Launches a New Composite Technology to Meet the Demands of Extreme Environments

GE Plastics' Lexan* SLX Resin Provides Stunning Aesthetics and Performance PITTSFIELD, MASS. - July 20, 2006 - Allen Extruders, one of the largest U.S. producers of custom thermoplastic sheet, today launches Alextra(TM), a revolutionary new line of thermoplastic sheet products that meets the demanding performance requirements of extreme environments. Through close collaboration with GE Plastics,...

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NOVA Chemicals Introduces New Expandable Polystyrene Resins for Stronger Insulating Concrete Forms

Pittsburgh, PA - NOVA Chemicals Corporation today announced the commercial availability of EPS 35MB-ICF, enhanced expandable polystyrene resins that deliver best-in-class performance in insulating concrete form (ICF) applications. ICFs are lightweight, high-strength, permanent concrete forms with built-in insulation. ICFs made with NOVA Chemicals' EPS 35MB-ICF resins enable significant molding...

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