Industry News

  1. World Rubber Processing Chemicals Demand To Reach 1.5 Million Metric Tons
    7/26/2016

    Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.4 percent per year through 2020 to 1.5 million metric tons.  Growth will be driven by rising rubber consumption and the increasing rubber processing chemical loadings necessary to manufacture premium tires, high performance automotive and industrial goods, and a range of other products where expectations of quality and long service lives are increasing over time

  2. Impossible Objects Introduces 3D Printed PEEK Polymer Carbon Fiber Composite Parts
    7/12/2016

    Impossible Objects has added PEEK (polyetheretherketone), one of the highest performance thermoplastics available, to its 3D printing offering marking the first time that geometrically complex, strong and light carbon fiber composites using PEEK can be 3D printed

  3. TenasiTech Releases Nylon Anti-Scratch Additive, SOLID-TT™
    7/12/2016

    TenasiTech is pleased to announce the launch of nylon additive, SOLID-TT™, for greatly improved resistance to scratch and mar damage. Injection molders and sheet extruders seek more resilient surfaces to extend the life of their products, and maintain aesthetics for their customers

  4. Bostik Opens New Manufacturing Plant In Sweden
    7/7/2016

    Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, has developed its cementitious product manufacturing capacities, based on its world-class Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) technology, with the opening of a new plant in Helsingborg, Sweden

  5. PlastiComp Christens New R&D Laboratory To Continue Advancement Of Long Fiber Thermoplastic Technology
    7/7/2016

    PlastiComp, Inc., a global leader in long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials and technologies, announced that it has recently completed a capital improvement project at its Winona, Minn., facility which moved its research and development functions into a dedicated laboratory space

  6. PartWorks Helps Inventors Realize Their Dreams By Designing, Prototyping And Manufacturing Their Products
    6/28/2016

    PartWorks, a rapid digital manufacturer of low volume metal, plastic and wood parts, is helping inventors design, prototype and manufacture their products, successfully bringing their ideas to life

  7. Quadrant Plastics And MediTECH Present Material Technologies Key To Improved Performance And Reduced Production Costs In Medical Device Market At OMTEC 2016
    6/14/2016

    Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, visits the 12th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC) this June to showcase their innovative medical grade biocompatible engineering plastics

  8. Glaro Inc. Introduces Easier-To-Clean, Seamless Receptacle Liners Molded With Recycled Plastic
    6/7/2016

    Manufacturer Glaro Inc. announces an important product upgrade to its well-known receptacles. Most waste and recycling receptacles (not including the Value lines) now come standard with removable heavy-duty molded rigid plastic inner liners

  9. Fenner Drives’ New Eagle SureConnect Connector/Polyurethane Belting System: Eliminates Welding, Drastically Cuts Downtime And Labor Costs
    5/17/2016

    Eagle SureConnect, an important innovation from Fenner Drives, radically reduces the complexity of installing polyurethane belting – slashing downtime and associated labor costs

  10. Tosoh Bioscience LLC And The University Of Akron Debut The Tosoh Polymer Chromatography Laboratory At The Goodyear Polymer Center, Akron, OH
    5/10/2016

    Tosoh Bioscience and the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron, one of the world’s top-ranked polymer sciences programs, will celebrate the opening of a new laboratory for the analysis of polymers and composite materials this Wednesday, May 11