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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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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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Apr 13, 2020 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Launches Elastomers for Smart Kitchen Appliances

KRAIBURG TPE has launched the THERMOLAST® K series for applications in kitchen appliances. The THERMOLAST® K series is applicable in stylish kitchen tools with soft touch, innovative shape and...

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Nov 11, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Develops and Certifies 3D Printed Autoclave for Faster Temperature Cycles

BASF has developed a 3D printed autoclave that meets the Category III requirements. The Technical Inspection at BASF SE in their role as Notified Body (user inspectorate) has also now certified an...

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Sep 26, 2019 | Industry News

Braskem and Colormaq Launch Post-consumer Resin-based Washers

Braskem and Colormaq are launching a line of semi-automatic and automatic washers with unique components made from post-consumer resin (PCR). These are the first Brazilian appliances to be made with...

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Sep 6, 2019 | Product News

INEOS Styrolution Launches Novodur® P4XF - High Flow ABS Grade for Appliances

INEOS Styrolution has launched a new ABS grade - Novodur® P4XF. This new grade is suitable for large and complex applications in the household and electronics industries and contributes to improving...

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May 29, 2019 | Industry News

evian® Unveils Unique Bubble-design Water Appliance Made from 100% Recycled Plastic

evian® unveils its latest innovation – evian® (re)new – a stunning in home water appliance which provides consumers with the unique purity of evian® natural mineral water at home from the source...

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Mar 25, 2019 | Industry News

Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester Provides Ultra-Durability to Skullcandy’s New Headphones

Skullcandy has chosen Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for its new Riff Wireless On-Ear Headphone which blends blends simplicity with technology by providing an accessible product for youthful consumers...

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Mar 12, 2019 | Industry News

DSM Launches 3D Printing Trial Program with JuggerBot 3D for Industrial Applications

Royal DSM and JuggerBot 3D have announced a trial program for companies active in transportation, consumer appliances and medical to evaluate engineering-grade materials in an industrial-grade...

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Jan 24, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro & Haier to Develop Digital Solutions to Optimize PUF Insulation in Appliances

Covestro and the Haier Group have agreed to set up a joint laboratory in Qingdao, China, for the digitalization of appliance production. The lab will focus on developing digital solutions related to...

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Jan 22, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Gets EU’s Conditional Approval to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business

BASF has announced an important milestone in BASF-Solvay polyamide acquisition deal. the EU Commission has granted conditional clearance for BASF to acquire Solvay’s polyamide business. Closing is...

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