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High performance bioresins target auto sector; compete with PP, PS, ABS

Monday, February 18th, 2013 | Permalink

Peak heat resistance of up to 120°C (HDT B) is now achievable with high performance grades of polylactic acid (PLA) resin from bioresin manufacturer Purac (Lincolnshire, IL). Target applications include automotive under-the-hood components and interiors. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Surface aesthetics solutions at the forefront at VDI 2013

Friday, February 15th, 2013 | Permalink

Surface aesthetics are an important aspect of automotive engineering and two areas that will be under the spotlight at the VDI International Conference “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” in Mannheim, Germany taking place on March 13-14 are primerless paintability and the elimination of flow marks, also known as tiger stripes. Borealis (Vienna, Austria) and its group company Borouge (Singapore) will highlight recent developments in this area at their stand (No. 54) at the event. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Injection-blow molding combination delivers

Monday, February 11th, 2013 | Permalink

Injection and blow molding combine in the production of a resonator molded from polyamide materials. The internal (ID) section injection molded in the first step is then overmolded to form the external (OD) section via blow molding. The resonator is used in 2012 model Ford Fusion and Escape models using the OEM’s 2.0-L Ecoboost engine. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Evonik beefs up its medical plastics lineup

Friday, February 8th, 2013 | Permalink

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever spinal column implant made of Vestakeep polyethetherketone (PEEK). Evonik announced that the associated pre-market notification 510(k) has been successfully issued, simplifying the process for future medical device manufacturers to get approval. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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New PPS suppliers hail from Japan, Korea

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 | Permalink

Expertise in the compounding of engineering plastics and a proprietary process for polymerizing polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin free of chlorine and sodium are the backdrop of a new joint venture between Teijin Chemicals Ltd. (Tokyo) and SK Chemicals (Seoul, South Korea) to manufacture and market PPS resins and compounds in July this year. A 12,000-tonnes/yr production plant will be up and running in the fiscal year starting in April 2015. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – February 2013 Keywords:  polyphenylene sulfide PPS Teijin Chemicals SK Chemicals read more

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