Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) - news on Plastech

BASF develops a material for window profiles based on Ultradur

BASF has developed an Ultradur (PBT, polybutylene terephthalate), modified for co-extrusion with PVC, that replaces steel in PVC windows as the stiffening element.

Polykemi AB at Fakuma 2017

The worldwide producer of tailor made thermoplastics compounds will be focusing on Blends - the family of compositions with two base polymers

Focus on new forms of mobility

LANXESS at FAKUMA, October 17 – 21, 2017, will present new high-temperature-stabilized polyamides and flame-retardant thermoplastics for electric mobility.


 Smooth steering, safe control

The French automotive supplier Valeo has now developed a top column module whose housing and levers are made of BASF’s engineering plastics Ultramid SI (PA) and Ultradur (PBT).

LANXESS launches new PBT compound

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed a new compound called Pocan AF4130 for battery components in electric cars.

BASF puts expanded compounding plant for engineering plastics into operation

BASF put the expanded compounding plant at BASF’s Schwarzheide site in Germany into operation.

New halogen-free, flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides

LANXESS presents new halogen-free, flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides

Sensor carrier made from hydrolysis-resistant Ultradur HR by BASF

Rosenberger Spritzguss und Formenbau manufactures sensor carrier for charge air cooler in one process step and without any weld lines.

Lanxess started up new line for high-performance plastics in the USA

Lanxess has started up a second production line for high-performance plastics compounding at its facility in Gastonia, North Carolina.