BASF and cyclos-HTP Collaborate for Mechanical Recycling of PE/PA Multilayer Films

In a new publication, BASF and Institute cyclos-HTP reveals details of the mechanical recycling of coextruded flexible packaging films containing polyamides (PE/PA multilayer films). Research on Sustainability The independent testing and certification body cyclos-HTP systematically investigated the recyclability of PE/PA multilayer films on behalf of BASF and confirmed it in June 2021. The results and conclusions of …

AIMPLAS Announces Projects to Recycle Marine Plastic Waste on World Oceans Day

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, emphasizes the importance of continuing to remove plastics from the sea on World Oceans Day, held on 8th June. Accentuating Plastic Waste Removal The presence of litter in seas and oceans is a problem that moves forward in parallel to the industrial economic development of society, which is of increasing …

AdvanSource Appoints Foster Corp. as Marketing Partner for Specialty TPU Products

Foster Corporation’s Distribution business has been appointed as the marketing partner for AdvanSource Biomaterials, a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical. AdvanSource focuses on the manufacture and development of specialty thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products suited for specific application requirements. Foster’s role will entail application development, sales, and technical support, of AdvanSource products in the North American …

KRAIBURG TPE Introduces TPEs for Medical Resealing Applications

Right Material for Resealing Systems Finding the right material to fit the requirements of innovative designs, especially for medical device components such as resealing systems, is vital for optimizing functionality and performance. Hence, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), which offer many material advantages over traditional medical rubbers or plastics, are becoming increasingly popular in the medical and healthcare …

DuPont’s Polyimide Films Protect NASA’s JWST from Sun’s Heat and Light

DuPont has announced that its technology, in the form of ultra-thin Kapton® polyimide films, is the crucial material protecting the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) from the light and the heat of the sun, enabling it to function properly in space. After 30 years in development, the NASA’s JWST was launched on December 25, 2021, …

KRAIBURG TPE Offers Custom-engineered TPEs for Durable Gym Equipment

Chemical Resistant VS/AD/HM Series KRAIBURG TPE’s VS/AD/HM series of compounds can be used in gym equipment applications. The compounds are known for their chemical resistance as well as resistance to abrasion and scratches, which makes the compounds ideal for gym equipment applications where the surface is in constant contact with human sweat and strenuous physical …

Trinseo Broadens Portfolio with Renewable Content-based Resins

Drop-in-Solution for Sustainability STYRON™ CO2RE™ BIO Polystyrene, MAGNUM™ CO2RE™ BIO ABS, and TYRIL™ CO2RE™ BIO SAN offer a drop-in solution to customers who seek to further their sustainability efforts. The materials are an equivalent replacement to their fossil-based counterparts and offer both identical performance properties and processability. The CO2RE™ designation indicates a measurable product carbon …

Medical Plastic Technologies Advancing Across a Broad Front!

The past year, dominated by COVID-19, has been exceptional for plastic molding and extrusion linked to diagnostic instruments and consumables. The global market for injection molded and extruded plastics for medical applications remains robust and continues to grow consistently at between 6-8%, with North America (NA) and Europe (EU) being the largest markets, but consumption in India …

Antioxidant Selection for Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylenes are a known class of thermoplastic polymers having many members. They are prepared by homo-polymerizing ethylene or inter-polymerizing (e.g., copolymerizing) ethylene with one or more alpha-olefins having from 3 to about 18 carbon atoms by known polymerization reactions and conditions. The viscosity of polyethylenes which have pendant vinyl and/or vinylidene groups tends to change …

Contact Angle: Decisive Surface Data from a Single Test

Formulation Obtain decisive data without running expensive tests to assess surface roughness, uniformity of treatment, release agents residues, weak boundary layers, wettability, printability, over treatment… (Re)Discover the range of information that can be extracted from Contact Angle Measurements, a simple & far-too-often misused test.   Today, most people measure contact angle as if their surface were ideal …