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NYCO at Fakuma: To Present High-strength Reinforcements for Plastic Composites

Published on 2014-10-08. Author : SpecialChem

WILLSBORO, New York -- NYCO, one of the world's leading producers and suppliers of premium quality wollastonite, will be presenting new wollastonite grades offering compounders cost-effectiveness and better performance.

Fakuma is a prominent international trade fair for plastics processing offering a global overview of all plastics technologies. This 23rd edition will host forums, workshops and special exhibitions with 1,700 exhibitors presenting the entire process chain for the economic production of plastic components.

In this context, NYCO will feature their range of wollastonite grades designed to replace/extend glass fiber, to extend non-conductive milled carbon fiber while exhibiting high stiffness, improving scratch resistance and thermal stability. They will also be introducing two brand new grades NYLITE™ and NYGLOS® 4W, which are new high strength wollastonite reinforcements for polymer composites.

About NYCO

Founded in 1953, NYCO is one of the world's foremost producers of wollastonite and known for its high value, chemically modified products. The company is owned by S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. based in Athens, Greece and operates two mines and processing facilities in New York and Mexico. NYCO's diverse line of wollastonite products are used in a variety of ceramics, construction materials, friction components, metallurgical, coatings, and polymer composites. The company also markets tripoli, a mineral used in buffing and polishing compounds through its subsidiary, The American Tripoli Company located in Seneca, Missouri. NYCO sells material directly from its operations and through an extensive global agent/distributor network. NYCO is committed to its product and environmental stewardship programs and maintaining ISO 9001/14001 certification at their operations.

Source: NYCO

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