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Durethan is 65 years old

This year marks the 65th birthday of the family of polyamide compounds Durethan manufactured by Lanxess.

Following a solid third quarter, Lanxess strengthens its position

Sales increased by 4.4 percent to EUR 1.79 billion in the third quarter. EBITDA pre exceptionals 1.5 percent higher at EUR 277 million. Net income from continuing operations increased to EUR 80 million.

Sabic expands its PP portfolio with new impact copolymer

Sabic announces the launch of a new impact copolymer (ICP) grade - Sabic PP PPA20 - targeted at demanding home appliances as well as high-end cosmetics, furniture and other household consumer goods.


Lanxess increases prices for engineering plastics

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is raising its prices for its engineering plastics of the brands Durethan A and Pocan.

Evonik develops the world’s first PEEK filament in implant-grade quality for 3D printing

Evonik has become the first company in the world to develop a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants.

Ascend to showcased new Vydyne PA66 grade at Fakuma 2018

Ascend Performance Materials showcased a new grade of its Vydyne PA66 designed for automotive lightweighting at Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

For even more metal replacement: one T for 1000 tasks

After the market launch of Ultramid Advanced N, BASF is now introducing another polyphthalamide (PPA) at the Fakuma trade fair in Germany: Ultramid Advanced T1000 - a new group of compounds based on polyamide 6T/6I.

Workaround, Albis Plastic and BASF optimize smart glove for industrial applications

In close cooperation, Workaround GmbH, Albis Plastic GmbH and BASF have modified an important component of the smart glove ProGlove.

BASF showcases variety of new products at Fakuma

The international trade fair for plastics processing will see BASF experts discussing the current market trends in the automotive, lifestyle and industrial development sectors. Many new products and innovations will be presented at Fakuma 2018.

Trogamid CX molding compound approved for food contact in the USA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a so-called Food Contact Notification to approve Evonik's microcrystalline polyamide Trogamid CX 7323 for food contact.

Brenntag presents an innovative plastics solution for heavy-duty distance mounting

Brenntag has worked with Apolo MEA Befestigungssysteme to develop an innovative distance mounting system with plastics components made of Alamid compounds.

Lanxess provides wings

High-performance plastics from the specialty chemicals company are used in the propellers on aerial drones. More flight time thanks to lightweight materials.

Ascend Performance Materials acquires Britannia Techno Polymer

Ascend Performance Materials, the largest global fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, announced today the purchase of Britannia Techno Polymer (BTP), an engineering plastics compounder based in the Netherlands.

Ascend declares force majeure on nylon 66

Ascend Performance Materials has declared force majeure on shipments of its nylon 66.

Kraiburg TPE portfolio for automotive applications expanded

Kraiburg TPE is highlighting its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise at the 26th International Trade Fair Fakuma held from October 16 to 20, 2018 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center.

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