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Bioplastic PHA puts new muscle in flexible PVC compounds

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | Permalink

New research from Metabolix is putting an interesting twist on the fitness-of-PVC-for-medical applications debate. Naturally produced plastics called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) can be used as a modifier to significantly improve the physical properties of a PVC compound while simultaneously reducing the amount of phthalate plasticizers needed to make the material flexible for applications such as bags and tubing. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  PVC phthalates Metabolix read more

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Mineral filler reduces resin usage, improves flow properties

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 | Permalink

Minerals Technologies Inc. (New York, NY) has launched a new calcium carbonate product for reinforcement of plastic, called Vicron FRP, for use in such applications as sheet molding compound (SMC), bulk molding compound (BMC) and thermoset polyesters. The product was developed by Specialty Minerals Inc. (New York, NY), a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies and leading supplier of mineral additives. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Carbon nanotube ABS compound delivers enhanced paintability

Friday, May 31st, 2013 | Permalink

The paintability of ABS resin has been enhanced through addition of carbon nanotubes (CNT) in a compound development from Korea’s LG Chem (Seoul). Lucon PS 6080EX grade from the supplier enables painting without the need to apply a costly primer layer. Polycarbonate, PC/ABS, mPPO and, and PPS grades are also available, offering electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding properties. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Aquapurge develops purging compound for blowmolders

Monday, April 8th, 2013 | Permalink

Aquapurge has launched a new purging compound, targeting the global blowmolding sector. John Steadman, technical director for Aquapurge, said that the company’s Poly Clear HMEX is “by far the most universal and most effective purging compound that Aquapurge has developed for both continuous and accumulator blowmolding of polyolefins.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging purging compound blowmolders read more

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External defibrillator growth boosts polycarbonates

Monday, March 4th, 2013 | Permalink

External defibrillation, a concept first demonstrated at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital in the 1950s, now represents one of the faster growing medical markets for plastics. Growing interest in the technology by local emergency responders coupled with efforts to make the devices more economical with injection molded housing designs are helping to drive the market, which one forecaster says will exceed $2.2 billion globally by 2017. Compound annual growth rates are about 6%. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Bayer MaterialScience defibrillator Dickten Masch read more

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