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Structural PET foam cores to be introduced at Orlando show

Monday, September 15th, 2014 | Permalink

Structural polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam cores used in sandwich constructions in the transportation and building and construction fields will be exhibited at CAMX 2014 , the Composite and Advanced Materials Expo, to be held October 14-16 in Orlando, Fl, by Armacell Benelux (Thimister-Clermont, Belgium). Representatives of the supplier will also deliver two presentations on the company’s ArmaFORM PET foam core products at the co-located conference running October 13-16.   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

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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Say cheese? New whey-based thermoformable barrier coating under development

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 | Permalink

As far as growth is concerned, the packaging industry has nothing to worry about. Sustainability, however, is another story. And while the need for greener packaging represents a significant market opportunity, solutions that deliver the requisite performance at a competitive price are still thin on the ground. A dominant technology in the packaging market is thermoforming, yet although, for example, bio-based trays have been around for a number of years, in general, they fail to meet the barrier properties required for sensitive food products. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  materials and Additives thermoforming read more

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Medical thermoformer Nelipak expands U.S. footprint with Flexpak acquisition

Monday, July 28th, 2014 | Permalink

Nelipak Corp. (Cranston, RI) announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Debond Corp. (dba Flexpak Corp.). The business will be owned by Nelipak and operate under the name of Nelipak Healthcare Packaging. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Thermoforming read more

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