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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.

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May 7, 2021 | Product News

Borealis Introduces PCR-based Polyolefin for Sustainable Appliances

Borealis launches Borcycle™ MF1981SY-95, a post-consumer recycled (PCR) compound with around 10% talc, perfect for high-end rigid applications, for example in the appliance industry. Borcycle™...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Product News

Teknor Apex Launches FR Polyamides with High-strength and Superior Surface Finish

Teknor Apex has launched three halogen-free FR glass-reinforced polyamide compounds with UL94 ratings of V0 that provide high flow for injection molding, superior surface finish, and improved...

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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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Apr 7, 2021 | Product News

BASF Introduces High-temperature Resistant PPA for Thin-walled Connectors

BASF has expanded its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio with a new Ultramid® Advanced N grade that is especially suited for connectors post-processed with surface mount technology (SMT). Ultramid®...

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Mar 9, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Launches Supersoft Thermoplastic Elastomers for Diverse Applications

KRAIBURG TPE has introduced a new solution to meet the high demand for extremely soft TPEs. The enhanced product is a further development of existing supersoft TPEs and has been adapted to new...

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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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