Thermoplastic - news on Plastech

Sabic invests in Dutch composite engineering company

Sabic has invested in the Dutch composites specialist Airborne International BV.

DuPont Performance Materials announces high-performance materials for 3D printing

DuPont Performance Materials is showcasing the filament form of its high-performance materials for 3D printing at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference.

Focus on hybrid molding plus IMD technology

Live demonstration at Bond-Laminates stand. Cost-effective mass production of thin-walled, decorated lightweight components made from thermoplastic composites. One-shot process combines three steps.

Hexpol TPE announce expansion in North America

Hexpol TPE has announced further expansion to their global capabilities with the start-up of TPE production and product development in North America.

SABIC expands its portfolio of foamable polymers

SABIC is expanding its portfolio to include more polyolefins and engineering thermoplastics.

HEXPOL TPE promote the feel-good factor at K 2016

At K 2016 HEXPOL TPE will launch a range of new Thermoplastic Elastomer materials with enhanced haptics and touch properties.

Ultra-lightweight solution in the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse

Inflatable seat cushions with Covestro films boost comfort of aircraft seats.

Huntsman to attend K 2016 in October

Expanded elastomer, pigments and additives offering will take center stage at Huntsman stands - including new product developments.

Composite material for leather goods industry with Huntsman's TPU

Italian company Forestali has developed an innovative composite material for the leather goods industry using a special grade of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).

Snow chains with thermoplastic polyurethane from BASF

French textile and rubber company Joubert Productions, Ambert, is for the first time putting on the market snow chains whose chain links are made entirely from plastic.

PolyOne acquires certain TPE assets from Kraton

PolyOne Corporation announced it has acquired certain technologies and assets from Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.

New compunds for medical tubing

At MD&M West Teknor Apex will feature Apex Flexible PVC Compounds with non-DEHP Plasticizers, a Medalist TPE for Solvent Bonding, and a Rigid PVC for Connectors.

FiberForm procedure at Fakuma 2015

KraussMaffei has developed FiberForm, a procedure for processing fiber-reinforced plastics with a thermoplastic matrix that is ready for large series production.

BASF at the A+A 2015 in Düsseldorf

This year BASF is presenting its new polyurethane and thermoplastic polyurethane portfolio for work and safety shoes at the A+A 2015.

 Lightweight material for tough applications

Schwalbe's new Evo Tube uses thermoplastic polyurethane from BASF.