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Engel to debut processing expertise at Composites Europe 2014

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 | Permalink

Injection machine builder Engel (Schwertberg, Austria) is presenting its expertise in lightweight composite technologies at the Composites Europe trade fair, which takes place from 7th to 9th October in Düsseldorf, Germany. At Engel’s center for lightweight composite technologies, the company co-operates with partner enterprises on developing economical processes for serial production of innovative carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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High strength flax-reinforced biocomposite boasts 6 GPa-plus modulus above

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 | Permalink

Plastics processors are experiencing increased pressure to use sustainable or renewable thermoplastic materials. In automotive applications and in other applications, one method to meet this challenge has been to use polyolefins filled with short natural fibers for parts that are “not mechanically demanding.” Unfortunately, so far, there have been no sustainable or 100% natural biocomposites for performance applications with high mechanical demand according to two organizations that claim to have solved this challenge. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Composites, Natural fibers Bioplastic Thermoforming Biodegradation EU read more

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High strength flax-reinforced biocomposite boasts 6 GPa-plus modulus above

Virent and Coca-Cola partnership on 100% bio PET further expanded

Monday, September 8th, 2014 | Permalink

The Coca-Cola Co. is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent’s bio-based paraxylene, BioFormP, Virent announced today. This investment will enable the company to scale up separation and purification of BioFormPX material at its demonstration plant in Madison, WI. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  materials read more

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Clariant homes in on Chinese automakers with additives approach to lightweighting solutions

Monday, September 8th, 2014 | Permalink

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) is introducing China’s local automotive and transportation industry players to solutions which enhance lightweight plastics for under-the-hood, interior and exterior parts, in support of their increasing interest in using plastics and polymer-based components to achieve greater fuel efficiency. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives read more

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Chevron Phillips Chemical to sell its Ryton PPS Business to Solvay as global competition intensifies

Friday, September 5th, 2014 | Permalink

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (The Woodlands, TX) will divest its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business to Solvay Specialty Polymers USA ((Alpharetta, GA) for $220 million. The announcement comes at a time when incumbent and new players are investing aggressively in new polymerization and compounding capacity meaning despite strong market growth, suppliers are facing ever increasing competition. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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