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SABIC launches industry-first clear and lightweight LEXAN sheet solutions for aircraft interiors

SABIC LEXAN SABIC announced two LEXAN sheet solutions for aircraft interiors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo. These innovative, new offerings - clear LEXAN XHR2000 sheet and LEXAN LIGHT F6L300 sheet - will help provide long awaited solutions to airlines’ quest for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight, resulting in a more fuel efficient aircraft. Design engineers will benefit from these lightweight, durable materials which can help to reduce system costs, offer ease of fabrication and comply with the industry’s strict regulatory standards. Read More

Perstorp gearing up for future coatings success

Perstorp at ACS Perstorp showcased a full palette of essential building block raw materials and innovative specialty coating products at the American Coatings Show 2014. The exhibition represented an important forum for Perstorp to meet customers and reinforce its commitment to the ongoing development and success of the Americas coatings market. Several of the company’s world leading technologies for coatings were on show, with an emphasis on solutions that increase the Americas customers’ competitiveness, as well as helping to improve their environmental profile long-term. Read More

Arburg: bringing history to life

Arburg Evolution The completely redesigned "Evolution" exhibit at the company’s headquarters in Lossburg (northern Black Forest) brings Arburg’s history to life. Covering around 770 square metres, the exhibition area offers visitors an interactive approach to the company’s history – from its founding in 1923 to the present. The exhibition includes injection moulding machines the Freeformer for additive manufacturing and many more innovations, historic milestones and product examples from the last 90 years. Accounts of historical events and wide-ranging multimedia content complement the exhibition. Read More

Montel Plastics Adds MuCell Molding Support

Montel Plastics Ltd. Montel Plastics Ltd., investing further into lightweight molding technologies, has recently added MuCell® molding technology to their two-platen ENGEL duo 23050/2500 injection molding machine. To further increase their in-house capabilities and technology offerings, Montel Plastics recently added MuCell injection molding technology to its two-platen, 2500 ton ENGEL duo machine. The machine will be used to provide technical and production support to injection molders, including facilities for MuCell injection molding trials, mold testing and material testing. Read More

PE Blog

Meet the Future!

PE March Blog Three New Technology Forums at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ ANTEC 2014 technical conference in Las Vegas, April 28-30, focus on cutting edge developments in packaging, medical and 3-D manufacturing areas with applications ranging from outer space to inner body. At each forum a slate of around a half dozen experts in the field present emerging R&D, technical issues, and opportunities for commercialization. Read More

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Product Focus

FKuR extends its portfolio with Bio PET and Bio PA

FKuR Trays "Development, production & distribution" – are the key topics for the bioplastics’ specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH at this year’s exhibition. Apart from its own already well-established bioplastic compound portfolio (Bio-Flex®, Biograde®, Fibrolon® and Terralene®), FKuR has, since the end of 2013, additionally offered a comprehensive range of distribution products and will present a variety of biobased products at Interpack, one of the world’s leading trade fairs, for the first time. In addition to the Green PE (Bio-PE) from Braskem S.A., FKuR now also distributes Evonik‘s VESTAMID® Terra (Bio-PA) as well as GLOBIO, a biobased PET. Read More

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