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New Dow Corning® EA-4600 Hot Melt Adhesive delivers enhanced reliability, reworkability, and waterproofing for smart devices

Dow Corning Hot Melt Adhesive Dow Corning introduced new Dow Corning® EA-4600 Hot Melt Room-Temperature Vulcanization (RTV) Black Adhesive for improved assembly of consumer electronics and other demanding high-volume manufacturing operations. The latest addition to the company’s broad and growing portfolio of advanced hot melt adhesives, EA-4600 Hot Melt Adhesive is uniquely formulated to dispense easily and achieve instant green strength, which allows electronic assemblies to be handled immediately after its application. Read More

New process analytical technology developed by METTLER TOLEDO indicates how particle size, shape and concentration change in real time

METTLER TOLEDO PAT METTLER TOLEDO announced that the Relative Backscatter Index (RBI) technique is now available. Developed by METTLER TOLEDO for scientists developing and manufacturing particles, crystals and droplets, RBI is a new Process Analytical Technology (PAT) technique that shows how particle size, shape and concentration change in real-time. Unlike turbidity measurements which lack sensitivity and can be difficult to interpret, RBI is an image-based measurement that utilizes real-time microscopy to accurately determine particle system reflectivity in-process. Read More

BASF expands its product range of melamine resin foams for room acoustics with Basotect® B

BASF Basotect B BASF is expanding its range of the melamine resin foam Basotect® to include a version of the product which has been developed specifically for use in visible applications. The new Basotect® B is white and meets the highest demands when it is used as a sound absorber for optimizing the acoustics of rooms. Basotect® is an open-cell foam based on melamine resin which makes it lightweight, sound-absorbent, flexible even at low temperatures, and thermally insulating. Basotect® is used primarily for sound absorption and thermal insulation in areas which are subject to more stringent fire safety requirements, for example in buildings, cars, and trains. Read More

New light mountaineering shoe from Salomon has high performance chassis made out of EcoPaXX® from DSM

DSM EcoPaXX Royal DSM announced that its high performance bio-based EcoPaXX® polyamide has been chosen for the “Edging Chassis” of an innovative new mountaineering shoe from sports specialist Salomon. Light mountaineering shoes fit with one of the latest trends in outdoor sports: they provide users with very comfortable lightweight equipment that lets them be quick, agile and safe. The Salomon X Alp range is at the forefront of this trend, with its innovative Edging Chassis (patented by Salomon), a special plate built into the sole with a sophisticated design that combines two opposites: flexibility and stiffness. Read More

PE Blog

Trolling for new technology at ANTEC 2015

PE March Blog The first two pellet-fed 3-D printers took the spotlight at the Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC 2015 Annual Technical Conference March 23-25 in Orlando, FL. Both are based on existing machine technology—one on extrusion, the other injection molding. They aren’t brand new–they were announced and demonstrated over the past two years at several major international shows. But they’re going commercial now, which is where they get interesting. Read More

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Penn Color launches PENNACLE FROST

PENNACLE FROST Penn Color continues to diversify its colorant offerings with their latest line of Pennacle Frost products for use in commonly used blow molding polymers. The new line of frost-effect colorants will provide brand owners with a vehicle to differentiate their beverage, personal care and household packaging product. These effect colors provide an enhanced matte finish that emulates the decorative spray process most commonly associated with cosmetic, ultra-premium spirits and other high-end consumer products. By integrating the frost effect into the masterbatch, one can eliminate the common ancillary costs associated with the secondary decoration process. Read More

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