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Dip molding and coating: A versatile, flexible plastics process you may never have heard of

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | Permalink

Dip molding and coating is a plastics process that, while used commonly on many types of products that include everything from medical devices to hand tools to gasoline pump handles, remains largely unknown to many plastics engineers and product designers. Yet, dip molding and coating using a variety of liquid polymers offers many advantages and, in certain applications, can even be an excellent alternative to the injection molding and extrusion processes. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Dip molding and coating: A versatile, flexible plastics process you may never have heard of

Mitsubishi Group companies to combine carbon fiber businesses

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | Permalink

Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. (Tokyo) and Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) plan to integrate their carbon fiber businesses that are, respectively, pitch-based and PAN-based. The merger will take place on April 1, 2015 with the establishment of a new entity by Mitsubishi Rayon. The combined entity will have revenue estimated at over $500 million and is targeting sales of over $850 million by 2018. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Composites Carbon fiber composites read more

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Bayer expands TPU facility in India

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | Permalink

Bayer MaterialScience (NMS; Leverkusen) is planning to increase its production capacities in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu India to meet continued growth in demand for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)  elastomers. With the addition of a second TPU production line, the annual capacity of Cuddalore site will increase to 6,000 tonnes from the current 2,500 tonnes. Installation is scheduled by the 2nd quarter of 2015. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Additive improves thermoforming, foaming properties of PP

Monday, August 4th, 2014 | Permalink

Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) has kicked off marketing efforts for a new modifier for polypropylene-based resins. The additive, dosed in small amounts, reportedly enhances the processing and foaming properties of polypropylene (PP) resins. Itself based on PP resin, the modifier reportedly boasts excellent compatibility with PP base resins, while it does not adversely affect the external appearance of molded parts. Further, it is said to be heat resistant, low in density and low in cost. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives Extrusion Thermoforming read more

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Corrosion-resistant composites employ basalt long fiber reinforcement

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 | Permalink

Long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) supplier PlastiComp, Inc. (Winona, MN) has introduced a line of basalt fiber-reinforced composites. These new LF products reportedly offer a significant increase in performance over short basalt fiber filled materials and are available in multiple resins matrices with 30-60% by weight fiber loadings. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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