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Perstorp investing in Europe’s plasticizer future

Emoltene The Perstorp Group will be focusing on its innovative plasticizer product range at PLASTPOL 2014. Considerable recent investments have enabled Perstorp to achieve best-in-class cost competitiveness for its general-purpose plasticizers, such as EmolteneTM100. These investments have also included the development and launch of an exciting new polyolester plasticizer PevalenTM aimed at sensitive applications. Read More

DSM's new Akulon polyamide 6 grades for auto exterior parts eliminate the need for painting

DSM Akulon polyamide 6 Royal DSM is extending globally its portfolio of UV-stabilized grades of its glass fiber reinforced Akulon® polyamide 6 for exterior automotive parts that require very good surface quality even when unpainted. By eliminating the need to paint such exterior parts, DSM is making a major contribution to unit cost savings without compromising on quality. The new grades are particularly suitable for complex-shaped parts, such as exterior mirror bases and also for parts made using gas-assist injection molding technology, such as door handles. Read More

Novomer announces commercial launch of Converge® polyols for broad use in polyurethanes industry

Novomer Converge polyols Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), announced the commercial introduction of Converge® polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols for use in polyurethane formulations targeted at adhesive, coatings, sealants, elastomers, and rigid and flexible foams. The company’s initial product offerings – 1000 and 2000 molecular weight grades – are manufactured at a multi-thousand-ton commercial-scale toll facility in Houston, Texas. Read More

Araldite® adhesives facilitate the spread of innovation across Europe’s railways

Huntsman across European railways Driven by rising road congestion, demand for mobility and concerns over climate change, in Europe considerable emphasis is now being placed on developing rail as a key transport mode by promoting step-change innovations for passenger rolling stock, freight transport and rail infrastructure. Here, Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager for Adhesives at Huntsman Advanced Materials, takes a look at the adhesive technologies which are enabling the production of sustainable developments, helping manufacturers in the sector achieve competitive edge and secure long-term growth. Read More

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How multi-shot molding is becoming multi-process

PE April Blog The past three to six years have seen an astonishing burst of creativity in new multi-process, or hybrid, injection molding for large durable parts, especially automotive. Ignore the fact that some of these new machine concepts aren’t even half injection molding anymore. Big global automotive and electronics companies are buying into the idea and pushing developments in Europe and the Far East (not so far in North America). The concept started with large multi-shot parts made on rotating molds, which saved dramatically in cycle time and material cost. Then other processes were added to injection molding to make unusual high volume composites with even more dramatic potential weight and cost savings. Read More

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