Polyamide (PA) - news on Plastech

Cost-effective alternatives

Lanxess is expanding the new polyamide 6 Durethan P product range with the addition of two highly reinforced material variants that can be used, among other things, as an economical alternative to polyamide 66 materials.

Evonik expands production

Due to increasing global demand for high-performance polymers, Evonik is expanding its production of transparent polyamides of the Trogamid CX brand at the Marl Chemical Park (Germany).

Lanxess intensifies focus

Lanxess sees great application potential for its Durethan and Pocan in the New Mobility growth market. This is why the High Performance Materials business unit founded the “e-Powertrain team”.


Achieving flame-retardant

Lanxess offers alternatives to polyamide 66 compounds containing red phosphorus.

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

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

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

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

Evonik develops the world’s

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

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:

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

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

BASF showcases variety of

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

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

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

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