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Eastman expanding Tritan capacity; sees growth in China

Friday, August 16th, 2013 | Permalink

At K 2007 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Eastman introduced Tritan, which was touted as a new-generation copolyester that provided a balance of properties.  In 2010, the company opened a dedicated Tritan production plant at its Tennessee headquarters. The latest announcement for Eastman is plans to expand Tritan capacity from 60,000 metric tons to 76,000 metric tons to meet increasing demand for the material. Completion of the project is expected by mid-2014. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  eastman tritan plastics news read more

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Polyamide inches in on LCP, PEEK territory

Friday, July 26th, 2013 | Permalink

A new generation of automotive exhaust gas recirculation temperature (EGRT) sensors is now being molded of Stanyl ForTii high performance polyamide 4T from DSM Engineering Plastics (Singapore). Thanks to the very high temperature stability of Stanyl ForTii, the supplier reports that costs are being cut in the production of the sensors, without compromising on quality. EGRT sensors are critical elements that are employed to improve overall vehicle performance, monitor emissions and improve fuel efficiency. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  high temperature resin polyamide LCP PEEK exhaust gas recirculation temperature (EGRT) sensors read more

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Green plasticizer plant commissioned

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 | Permalink

Evonik (Essen, Germany) is launching a new generation of PVC plasticizers under the Elatur product brand. With this strategic portfolio expansion, Evonik is consistently developing its range of sustainable plasticizers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – June 2013 Keywords:  Evonik phthalate-free PVC plastisizer read more

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New acrylic alloy targets PC, copolyesters in IV lines

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | Permalink

  A new acrylic alloy is taking direct aim at injection molded polycarbonate and copolyesters used in IV line components requiring chemical resistance. Tests of the new material from Altuglas International, a subsidiary of Arkema, indicate that the new material, called Altuglas Luctor, resists attack from alcohols, lipid emulsions, plasticizers, TPN solutions, and new-generation oncology drugs. Contact with flexible PVC tubing can be a particular problem for the two medical plastics most commonly used in IV assemblies. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Next Generation Films adds Varex blown film lines to accommodate growth

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Permalink

Next Generation Films is adding two high-output Varex blown film lines from Windmoeller & Hoelscher to accommodate an increasing demand for 3-layer roll stock. One line is currently being installed, while the other line is scheduled for a May 2013 installation. The 3-layer Varex now being installed has a 110-inch working width, grooved feed extruders (90.30/120.30/90.30D), Optifil P2 gauge control system, Multicool air ring and a 27.5-inch Maxicone C die. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging blown film Next Generation Films Windmoeller & Hoelscher read more

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