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GE Advanced Materials
Plasticslaan 1
Bergen op Zoom
NL-4600 AC
Netherlands
[t] +31 164 292338
[f] +31 164 291066
GE Advanced Materials is a world leader in providing materials solutions through engineering thermoplastics, silicone-based products and technology platforms, and fused quartz and ceramics. Among its businesses are:

Thermal machining system that cuts engineering alloys faster and with less energy than conventional milling
02 May, 2011
Andy Trimmer, a chemical engineer at the GE Global Research Process Systems Lab operates the Blue Arc thermal machining system that cuts engineering alloys faster and with less energy than conventional milling. An engine blisk for a GE CF34-8 regional-jet engine illustrates the precision machining required for such engineered products. Now, GE is exploring licensing opportunities for BlueArc, with machine builders and OEMs who would deploy as a roughing process for other operations, It predicts similar benefits from reductions in machining cycle time; lower tooling costs, and the opportunity to implement lean manufacturing concepts.
Plastic substrate and ultra-high-barrier coating system for flexible organic displays
07 February, 2006
GE Global Research is presenting details on its successful development of a substrate system for flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) at the Flexible Displays & Microelectronics Conference.
GE Advanced Materials
15 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials
GE Advanced Materials' upgraded polymer compound development lab helps speed customer innovation process
13 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials, Quartz has opened the doors to its newly upgraded Polymer Compound Development Lab, located near Cleveland, Ohio.
GE
12 April, 2005
Two new revolutionary thermoplastic technology platforms in the works at GE Advanced Materials introduce a new chapter in the company
GE Expands Production Capacity to Meet Strong Demand for Advanced NXT Silane used in Silica Tyres
12 April, 2005
GE has expanded its capacity for high technology silanes used in the production of silica tires and other high-performance products.
Great Lakes Picks GE
11 April, 2005
Great Lakes Home & Resort, manufacturer of Great Lakes Hot Tubs, today announced a new line of hot tub shells in vibrant, highly weatherable colours for which it has selected GE Advanced Materials
GE Advanced Materials Launches Line of Silbreak* Demulsifiers for Quick, Clean Separation of Crude Oil
11 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials has launched the Silbreak silicone product offering, a new demulsifier technology that may enable the oil industry to exploit sources of crude that were once considered economically unattractive.
GE Positions New LNP VERTON Compounds as Alternatives to Short-Glass Products and Metals in Demanding Applications
07 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials, Plastics has introduced two new grades of its glass-reinforced LNP VERTON polybutylene-terephthalate (PBT) compound as alternatives to competitive short-fibre glass-filled PBT, polypropylene (PP) and nylon resins.
GE Moving to Improve Pedestrian Safety: XENOY Resin Helping to Re-Define Pedestrian Impact Protection Systems
06 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials, Automotive has developed new Pedestrian Impact Protection materials and design innovations to help automotive manufacturers and tier suppliers with the design of front-end safety systems.
Breakthrough thermoplastic composite sheet from GE & AZDEL improves safety & performance for passenger train components
05 April, 2005
AZDEL Rail-Lite composite, is a low-pressure, thermoformable, lightweight composite sheet that exhibits excellent flame, smoke, toxicity, and heat-release performance in large semi-structural panels for train interiors.
GE & China Long Dragon sign JDA to increase performance, safety of China
05 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials has announced a joint development agreement (JDA) with China Railway Long Dragon New Composite Materials Co., Ltd. to co-develop high-strength, flame-retardant (FR) components for passenger train interiors based on new AZDEL Rail-Lite composite.
GE
05 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials has selected Schneller Inc., a leading manufacturer of engineered decorative laminates, to co-develop new grades of Indura GTform decorative laminate for interior rail applications formed with a AZDEL Rail-Lite composite from AZDEL, Inc., a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric Company and PPG Industries.
From Wing to Wing & Nose to Tail, GE Materials Technologies Bring High-Performance to Broad Range of Critical Aircraft Applications
05 April, 2005
GE Advanced Materials has designed high-performance engineering resin and sheet materials that help to enable development of next-generation aircraft interior components.
GE Drives Full Speed Ahead with Breakthrough Material Solutions for More Fuel-Efficient Cars
04 April, 2005
Since the late 1960s, groundbreaking technologies from GE Advanced Materials have helped the automotive industry build best-selling vehicles offering world-class performance, style, safety, reduced costs, weight, and emissions.
GE
29 March, 2005
BSH has chosen LEXAN EXL resin for its sleek BOSCH TWK8SL1 electric water/tea kettle.
GE Advanced Materials rolls out China Color Palette in Europe
04 November, 2004
New palette is based on study of colour trends, product differentiation, cost-out vs. paint for visualfx PC and PC/ABS resins.
Horticulturalist selects higher light transmitting polycarbonate panels for greenhouse roofing
03 November, 2004
Lexan ZigZag polycarbonate panels deliver light transmission even higher than single glass and the energy saving insulation of double glazing.
Plastics division of GE Advanced Materials establishes sales team within Czech and Slovak Republics
11 October, 2004
With the firm intention of building closer business relationships with its customers in the Czech and Slovak Republics, GE Advanced Materials has decided to open a sales office in Prague.
GE Lexan solar control products limit heat yet let in high levels of light
27 August, 2004
The first transparent polymer glazing to reduce interior heat buildup 25-40%, while maintaining highest levels of light transmission
Transportation industry leaders selecting Ultem PEI sheet
24 August, 2004
GE Advanced Materials plans further expansion of PEI-based sheet line for aircraft, rail interiors with new low-gloss, ultra-light products.
GE Advanced Materials offers lower cost option for unique metallic looks
24 August, 2004
Using Visualfx resin technology to differentiate in appearance, Spanish appliance leader Fagor Electrodom
Italian motorcyle helmet manufacturer chooses two Lexan resins for helmet lines
23 August, 2004
Nolan chose the co-polymer polycarbonate-siloxane Lexan EXL resin for the shell of its full-face, flip-up helmet model N101, and the use of this material has since been extended to the complete product range.
Keeping cool at the summer Olympics
17 August, 2004
Tecumseh Europe chose GE
Cameron named area manager, UK and Ireland for GE Advanced Materials
10 August, 2004
John Cameron has been named area manager for the UK and Ireland, reporting to Bas Blom, regional general manager for Northern Europe.
Silicone surfactants offer appliances improved energy efficiency
04 August, 2004
GE Advanced Materials has a new family of silicone surfactants for hydrocarbon (HC) blown foam insulation used in the appliance industry.
New flame retardant compounds to aid customer compliance with EU Directives
03 August, 2004
ECO-FR technology from LNP provides a high performance halogen-free and red phosphorus-free solution that satisfies the upcoming WEEE directive for E&E applications.
Performance plastics keep luminaries burning brightly at the pumps
03 August, 2004
Leading European lighting manufacturer, Phillips uses Lexan SLX resin in its petroleum station lighting product line MINI300 for its ability to combat the environmental conditions that typically result in damaged lights.
Materials, performance and technical support open windows of opportunity in Germany
29 July, 2004
With the new Dicolour line, German window manufacturer Dimex is offering the first high gloss capped window profile to hit the European market.
Stylish suspended luminaries are long-lasting
29 July, 2004
With its extreme resistance to harsh environmental conditions, Lexan SLX resin is a superior fit for many lighting applications requiring the use of polycarbonate materials. Italian architectural lighting manufacturer, iGuzzini illuminazione, selected GE Advanced Materials
Window sealant speeds curing
29 July, 2004
New GE Silicone sealant can improve production and helps window and door units pass tough hurricane code tests.
Getting into gear with self-lubricated plastics
27 July, 2004
A new gear package from GE helps simplify materials selection, design specification for gears and other moving parts subject to friction and wear.
Silicone surfactants for moulded foam reduce voc emissions by 50%
23 July, 2004
GE Advanced Materials has announced a new family of silicone surfactants for stabilising MDI and MDI-TDI flexible moulded foam used by the automotive seating industry.
Thermoset resin helps switch-on to future needs
22 July, 2004
In the electrical industry, the key to fulfilling environmental legislation is being manifested in trend to replace thermoset materials with recyclable ones in their production processes.
Liquid silicone top coat drives use of liquid injection-moulded silicone elastomers in healthcare
19 July, 2004
To meet healthcare industry needs for improved performance and cleanliness of medical devices, GE Advanced Materials has introduced a new top coat for liquid injection-moulded silicone elastomers.
Stainless-steel-filled compounds for EMI shielding, and enhanced impact performance
19 July, 2004
LNP Engineering Plastics has introduced a new grade in its growing family of electro-conductive Faradex compounds. The new product
Next generation addition-cured heat-curable elastomers (HCEs) for healthcare and industrial applications
19 July, 2004
GE Advanced Materials announces major enhancements to its Addisil family of addition- and heat-curable elastomers (HCEs) for next-generation properties that provide regulatory compliance, as well as enhanced mechanical performance and superior productivity.
New polycarbonate grade for integrated airbags
14 July, 2004
GE Advanced Materials has launched Lexan EXL 1414H resin, a new grade in the popular Lexan polycarbonate family, developed specifically for use in automotive applications and is particularly well suited for integrated airbag door designs and airbag components.
Front End Module (FEM) technology combines the strength of steel with the low mass of resins in a single cost-effective moulding process
08 July, 2004
GE Advanced Materials introduces Hydroplast Structures with unique Smartlok connection technology, as a breakthrough front end module solution offers more efficient use of materials combined with potential investment and system cost savings.
GE opens Garching Technology Centre in Germany for global research
07 July, 2004
General Electric has officially opened its new European Global Research Centre in Garching, near Munich, Germany, at an event hosted by Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. This state-of-the-art 10,000 square-meter facility is the latest addition to GE
From freezer to microwave, PKN PPO/polystyrene alloy resin offers extreme versatility
06 July, 2004
With its extreme temperature resistance, GE
Lexan
06 July, 2004
The newest polycarbonate-based resins for healthcare offer resistance to lipids and lower colour shift after gamma sterilisation.
GE Advanced Materials expands capabilities in healthcare
01 July, 2004
As a global leader in thermoplastic and silicone materials, GE Advanced Materials offers an expanding portfolio of healthcare materials for diverse industry segments.
Silicones and silanes: bumper to bumper solutions for automotive industry challenges
01 July, 2004
Offering bumper-to-bumper engineering thermoplastics materials as well as silicones and silanes, GE Advanced Materials is committed to addressing the emerging needs of major OEMs and tiers with technologies that enhance vehicle aesthetics, efficiency and performance.
Polycarbonate sheet scores at Euro 2004
01 July, 2004
GE Advanced Materials Structured Products
BMW selects Noryl GTX resin for 6 series
25 May, 2004
Fenders for the recently launched BMW 6 Series are the latest application success in a series of painted body panels moulded from Noryl GTX resin, a modified high-performance PPO/PA alloy, selected by BMW for its broad chemical resistance, stiffness, impact strength, and superior high-heat performance.
Materials drive high-performance design freedom for cosmetic packaging
18 May, 2004
Used in combination, Xylex resin, LNP
Weatherable resin for injection moulding with opaque, moulded-in-colour
14 May, 2004
GE Advanced Materials has expanded its Lexan SLX weatherable copolymer resin line with two new opaque grades specifically designed for injection moulding.
Xylex polycarbonate/polyester resin finding increased use in pool and spa filters, lighting
07 May, 2004
Strong chemical resistance, outstanding clarity make Xylex polycarbonate/polyester resin an ideal candidate for pool and spa accessory applications.
Unfilled polyetherimide/polyestercarbonate blends offer higher flow and higher impact strength at lower cost
07 May, 2004
GE Advanced Materials has announced the extension of its ATX series of unfilled polyetherimide/polyestercarbonate Ultem resin blends.
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