May 29, 2014 Plastics Engineering E-Newsletter: SABIC polycarbonate film; Borealis polypropylene; Multi-shot molding; sponsored by Thermo Scientific
May 29, 2014
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May 29, 2014
SABIC and Cima NanoTech introduce industry-first transparent conductive polycarbonate film
With smart materials being one of the fastest growing areas of materials technology, SABIC and Cima NanoTech have announced the joint development of a plastics industry first: a transparent conductive polycarbonate film that has the potential to revolutionize the materials used in consumer electronics, household goods, automotive, architecture and healthcare. The new material, designed to provide "next generation" functionality, has the potential to further enhance performance, enable new innovative applications and open doors for new product designs. Read More
Coperion delivers new ZSK 26 Mc18 to PolyOne
For their trials in the development of fiber reinforced and additive-enhanced polymers, the compounding experts at PolyOne Europe in Gaggenau/Germany, have ordered the new ZSK 26 Mc18 twin screw extruder from Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart/Germany. Coperion will be supplying the comprehensively equipped laboratory extruder from start to finish: from the material feeding system (Coperion K-Tron) to the compounding extruder to the pelletizing system (Coperion Pelletizing Technology), thus ensuring optimum compatibility at every stage in the compounding process. Read More
Borealis launches polypropylene compound portfolio with post-consumer recycled content
Borealis, a provider of innovations in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announced the launch of a new portfolio of polypropylene compound grades composed of post-consumer recycled (PCR) and virgin content conceived for interior, exterior and under-the-bonnet (UTB) automotive applications. Developed and produced in Europe for Borealis' European partners and customers, the three new DaplenTM grades are value-added solutions that will enable the automotive industry to fulfil the need for materials with enhanced sustainability whilst ensuring performance on par with virgin materials. Read More
Phoenix Technologies' rPET process given safety green light by EFSA
Phoenix Technologies International, a producer of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), has been given a green light by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its manufacturing process based on extra small particle size technology. EFSA's Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids is responsible for the recycling process safety assessment. Read More
How multi-shot molding is becoming multi-process
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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