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Plastics & Elastomers
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Plastics & Elastomers


Plastics have taken-over other material in almost all industries, the appliance industry is positively impacted with this shift too. May it be appliances used in kitchen, home, office or E&E, plastic parts or outer covering is present in them. Major industry players are now launching appliances with reduced weight and increased aesthetics.

Hence, to bring to you the recent advances related to presence of plastics or polymers in appliances or their parts, this channel features updates from around the industry. Subscribe for free and receive weekly digest directly in your inbox.

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Oct 18, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC Opens New PP Compounding Line for Automotive & Appliances Industries

SABIC has announced the start-up of its new polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium with a virtual inauguration event. The new line is an addition to the company’s existing production...

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Oct 11, 2021 | Industry News

BASF Develops New Plastic Marbling Technique for Injection Molded Parts

BASF has developed a new process for the production of marbled molded parts on conventional injection molding machines more easily and with a greater degree of process reliability than before, using...

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Jun 30, 2021 | Industry News

Celanese to Acquire ExxonMobil’s TPV Elastomers Brand

Celanese announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the Santoprene™ TPV elastomers business of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Celanese will acquire the Santoprene™ brand as part of a...

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Apr 8, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Boost Dehumidification of Polyimides for Energy-efficient HVAC Systems

Texas A&M researchers have enhanced the dehumidification efficiency of a polymer that could help develop more energy-efficient systems with a smaller carbon footprint. In this new study, Texas A&M...

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Feb 4, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Develops Flexible & Toughened Polymer Based on Nanoalloy Technology

Toray Industries has created a new polymer that retains the outstanding thermal resistance, rigidity, and strength of polyamide 6 (PA6) while delivering a bending fatigue limit that is 15-fold that...

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Jan 6, 2021 | Industry News

Ascend Acquires Eurostar, a Compounder of Flame-retardant Engineered Plastics

Ascend Performance Materials has purchased Eurostar Engineering Plastics, a compounder with a broad portfolio of flame-retardant engineered plastics and expertise in halogen-free formulations...

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Oct 26, 2020 | Industry News

BASF’s Steam-resistant PESU Finds Use in De'Longhi’s New Coffee Machine

De'Longhi uses BASF’s Ultrason® E 3010 MR to manufacture the upper piston of the brewing unit in its new coffee machine Magnifica Ecam 22. The polyethersulfone (PESU) by BASF contributes to the...

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Oct 21, 2020 | Industry News

Electrolux’s New Vacuum Cleaner Made of 100% Recycled Plastic Components

Together with Stena Recycling, Electrolux has developed a vacuum cleaner made of 100 percent recycled and reused materials. The plastic and components originate from consumers electronic products...

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Sep 21, 2020 | Industry News

Sumitomo Chemical Establishes New PP Production Facility in China

Sumitomo Chemical has set up Zhuhai Sumika Polymer Compounds, Wuxi branch, as a new production facility for polypropylene (PP) compounds, to enhance its automotive materials business in Wuxi...

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Jun 25, 2020 | Industry News

ELIX Polymers’ ABS for Weight-reduction in Miele’s Battery-powered Vacuum Cleaner

Miele has selected ELIX Polymers’ high-flow ABS grade 118HF for its new battery-powered vacuum cleaner model, the Triflex HX1. ELIX Polymers developed the grade specifically for the application...

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