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High Heat Materials
High temperature plastics bring the superior properties of polymers to bear, even at high permanent operating temperatures. Heat resistant plastics are a light, versatile alternative to metal, ceramics and older-generation polymers. High performance plastics meet higher requirements than standard and engineering plastics because of their better mechanical properties, higher chemical and/or higher heat stability.

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Sep 19, 2019 | Product News

K 2019: Ascend to Launch Specialty PA, LCPA and HTPA for Automotive Applications

At K 2019, Ascend Performance Materials will launch new specialty polyamides Vydyne® XHT, long-chain polyamides (LCPA) and high-temperature polyamides (HTPA) which can replace metal at high-heat...

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Sep 16, 2019 | Product News

K 2019: Victrex to Present Pioneering PEEK-based Solutions for Various Industries

At the upcoming K 2019 show, Victrex will be showcasing its recent solutions under the theme “The Element of Invention”. Among several PEEK and PAEK polymer-based developments, key innovations on...

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Sep 12, 2019 | Article

Plastics Helped Make It Possible 50 Years Ago for Apollo 11!

By Donald Rosato

Find out, the role of plastics, their features & applications like the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), Command Module Ablation Shielding, Spacesuits & Gears, etc. used in the Apollo 11 Moon landing...

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Sep 5, 2019 | Product News

Kuraray Explores Real Potential of its GENESTAR™ PA9T Resins for High CTI (>600V)

Kuraray has evaluated the limits of its GENESTER™ PA9T high heat resins to estimate their potential for optimizing EV efficiency. The range is characterized by its low water absorption that exhibits...

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Aug 6, 2019 | Industry News

Teijin Takes Over Renegade - Business Plan to Expand in Aerospace Applications

Teijin Limited has completed the acquisition of all the shares of Renegade Materials Corporation (Renegade), one of the leading North American suppliers of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepreg...

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Jul 26, 2019 | Product News

Solvay to Bring New Composites Technologies, High Heat Polymer and More at K 2019

Solvay will be showcasing recent developments in thermoplastic composites, first-of-its kind PEEK polymer, world’s first all-polymer recyclable e-bike among other developments at K 2019 trade fair...

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Jun 6, 2019 | Article

Latest Advances in High Heat Polymers!

By Donald Rosato

There seem to be a solid growth in heat resistant end-use molding and extrusion materials, like:  − PA4T PolyPhthalAmide (PPA)  − PolyPhenylene Sulfide (PPS)  − PolyEther Sulfone...

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May 28, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Showcased Ultra-thin Films Made with Ultrason® Polyarylsulfone at CHINAPLAS 2019

At CHINAPLAS 2019, BASF presented a new Ultrason® - ultra-thin film which can be used over a wide temperature range (-40 to 200°C) in automotive, and E&E industries. Due to the amorphous nature of...

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May 24, 2019 | Industry News

oha-design Utilizes BASF’s PPSU for Foldable Trivet Krempel®

The company oha-design is now using the high-performance plastic Ultrason® P to produce the extremely loadable plastic strips. The polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) from BASF ensures that the trivet always...

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May 23, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC to Expand ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ High-heat Resin Production Capacity

SABIC is making significant investments in expanding the capacity of its ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ high heat resin production in order to meet growing demand. The new production plant in Singapore is due to...

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