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Plastics
High-tech tweezers developed by Bayer MaterialScience form the basis for innovative applications
Engineering Plastics : 15 August, 2007
When the transparent polycarbonate arms are touched, the tips of the tweezers light up. The
 
New polycarbonate blend for automotive instrument panels
Engineering Plastics : 15 August, 2007
Bayblend DP T88 Plus is far easier flowing, tougher, and stiffer than PC/ABS Bayblend T88-2N, which is the established material for instrument panel production.
 
Makrolon in medical technology sector: Micro forceps and scissors for ophthalmic surgery
Engineering Plastics : 14 August, 2007
The level of vision-impairing retinal disease being diagnosed by eye specialists is growing. Most cases are due to macular degeneration, or AMD for short, which is particularly prevalent among the older generation. Alcon Grieshaber AG, a leading medical technology manufacturer based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, has developed a new generation of surgical instruments to help combat this problem. The Grieshaber Revolution DSP micro forceps and scissors have the advantage over similar commercial instruments that they can be freely rotated while being used.
 
Highly functional housing for professional light consoles
Engineering Plastics : 14 August, 2007
The Maxxyz model from Danish firm Martin Professional is a professional light console that provides programmers and light designers with many different options for creating the perfect show. The housing is made by Dupont plastic ApS from the flame-retardant polyurethane integral skin foam Baydur 110 FR from Bayer MaterialScience, supplied by BaySystems B
 
Thermoplastics Testing Center automates fire testing:Shorter throughput times
Engineering Plastics : 14 August, 2007
Automation of the UL fire tests results in a faster testing run, which considerably reduces customers
 
New solvent-free, one-component polyurethane dispersions
Engineering Plastics : 13 August, 2007
The Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants Business Unit of Bayer MaterialScience AG has extended its range of solvent-free products with the addition of two Bayhydrol polyurethane dispersions specially developed for the coating of plastics.
 
New software tool DPP based on neural networks
Engineering Plastics : 13 August, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience AG regards itself not just as a raw materials supplier but also as a solution provider driving innovations in materials, technologies and processes, either on its own or in cooperation with customers. The most recent example of this is a new simulation and calculation tool called Design & Processing Properties. It has been developed by the company's specialists for injection molded parts and tooling, and was recently made available to customers online.
 
Autotype introduced SIGMAGraF WS to range of specialist films
Plastic Films : 12 August, 2007
Reinforcing its reputation for delivering market driven technical innovations, Autotype International Ltd has introduced SIGMAGraF WS to its range of specialist films for the production of high-quality displays.
 
Makrolon in new applications: Focusing optics made of polycarbonate for LEDs
Engineering Plastics : 12 August, 2007
Focusing optics with a free-form surface are usually very thick injection moldings with extreme variations in wall thicknesses. Thanks to special rheological calculation programs, Bayer MaterialScience can simulate mold filling precisely.
 
Autoype launches of its innovative HiForm product
Plastic Films : 11 August, 2007
Autotype International Limited, the UK
 
Bodywork parts with Class A surfaces using film ;INSERT molding
Engineering Plastics : 11 August, 2007
One method of producing plastic bodywork parts that enable color matching to neighboring metal parts is through back-injecting pre-formed films with thermoplastics, also known as film ;INSERT molding. The film is responsible for the surface quality of the component (Class A) and the back-injection material is responsible for its mechanical and thermal properties in particular, such as stiffness and thermal expansion.
 
New AutoForm PM line of polymethyl methacrylate films
Plastic Films : 10 August, 2007
The new AutoForm PM line of polymethyl methacrylate films brings enhanced pencil hardness to the AUTOFLEX IMD product range. These innovative films are designed to allow shallow formability by thermoforming or pressure forming while retaining all their abrasion resistant properties.
 
Lightfast, scratch-proof decorative films for kiteboards made of aliphatic TPU
Engineering Plastics : 10 August, 2007
He
 
New range of high performance films for Autotype
Plastic Films : 09 August, 2007
Autotype has launched a new range of high performance films, called SIGMAGraF UVjet, which, for the first time, enable printers to purchase one type of film that can be used for floor graphics, indoor panels or outdoor display purposes. The new films utilise Autotype's proven unique hard surface coating and ink primer technologies to produce a range of highly versatile, high clarity products that enable printers to make significant reductions in stock holding and production costs.
 
Bayer MaterialScience expands MDI production capacity in Tarragona to 150,000 tons a year
Engineering Plastics : 09 August, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience AG has now completed the expansion of its production facilities for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate in Tarragona, Spain by 50,000 tons a year to an annual capacity of 150,000 tons. As a result, the company has a global production capacity of almost 1.1 million tons per year. Plant capacity at Tarragona for the intermediates carbon monoxide and methylene diphenyl diamine has also been expanded.
 
New keypads for industrial and computer equipment for use in demanding environments
Plastic Films : 08 August, 2007
The industry leading Autotex polyester film from Autotype International is being used by Hoffmann+Krippner, one of Europe
 
Firm foothold in the world
Engineering Plastics : 08 August, 2007
The new Global Footwear Competence Center of Bayer MaterialScience in Shanghai is equipped with the most advanced footwear-related facilities. Bayer MaterialScience has established its Global Footwear Competence Center in Shanghai, China, where it will spearhead the development of advanced materials and provide technical support to the global footwear industry.
 
SIGMAGraF is first display film to offer anti-glare and anti-grafiti
Plastic Films : 07 August, 2007
The leading global developer and manufacturer of high performance films and coatings, MacDermid Autotype, has introduced what is believed to be the world
 
Bayer MaterialScience production facilities in Krefeld-Uerdingen working at full capacity again
Engineering Plastics : 07 August, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience
 
CPS announces new UK manufacturing facility for latest screen print chemistry
Plastic Films : 06 August, 2007
CPS Chemical Products and Services, the leading European manufacturer of high quality, environmentally friendly chemicals, solvents and associated products for the screen and offset print industries, has announced that it is to open a new UK manufacturing facility at the European headquarters of its sister company, MacDermid Autotype.
 
Bayer MaterialScience lifts TDI Force Majeure
Engineering Plastics : 06 August, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has lifted Force Majeure regarding its ability to supply toluene di-isocyanate products in North America.
 
Autotex hardcoated film protects electronics in mine support systems
Plastic Films : 05 August, 2007
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester film, developed and manufactured by MacDermid Autotype, is playing a crucial role in an innovative range of industrial control panels, used in high performance mining systems.
 
Meeting the highest demands: Studio monitors with totally authentic sound
Engineering Plastics : 05 August, 2007
The loudspeaker front of the O 300 near-field reference monitor from Klein+Hummel is manufactured using Baydur 60 polyurethane integral skin foam from Bayer MaterialScience. The high-frequency, mid-range and bass systems are integrated in the baffle, which is responsible for the outstanding sound quality produced by the loudspeaker.
 
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are crucial in a range of advanced electroluminescent
Plastic Films : 04 August, 2007
The latest Autotex hardcoated polyester films are playing a crucial role in a range of advanced electroluminescent lamps being used for dashboard displays and instrumentation in the 200mph Ascari KZ1 supercar. Manufactured by Pacel Electronics, the EL lamps have been designed and developed to offer exceptional levels of performance, combining excellent levels of light transmission and stability under a wide range of operating temperatures with an extended functional life.
 
Head restraints made from polyurethane integral skin foam ensure comfort in all-terrain vehicles
Engineering Plastics : 04 August, 2007
In Suzuki's Jimny model, four head restraints made from polyurethane soft integral skin foam based on the raw materials BayflexK 5102 and DesmodurPA 50 from Bayer MaterialScience ensure a safe and comfortable ride.
 
High gloss scratch resistant film adds class to new Mercedes
Plastic Films : 03 August, 2007
The latest high quality hardcoated polycarbonate film from MacDermid Autotype, the leading global developer and manufacturer of high performance films and coatings, has been selected by Daimler Chrysler to be incorporated into the new Mercedes S Class. The Autoflex XtraForm film is used in the manufacture of 44 different three dimensional interior components, including dashboard, lighting and window switches, producing a high quality aesthetic finish combined with excellent scratch resistance and optical properties.
 
We want to be the supplier of choice in this fast developing region
Engineering Plastics : 03 August, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience AG and Pearl Insulation Materials Industries LLC had invited customers and representatives of authorities in the Middle East region to celebrate the launch of BaySystems Pearl, the newly established polyurethane systems house joint venture of both companies in Dubai.
 
SIGMAGraF Antigraffitti Certification
Plastic Films : 02 August, 2007
The leading global developer and manufacturer of high performance films and coatings, MacDermid Autotype, has introduced what is believed to be the world
 
Bayer MaterialScience intends to expand annual capacity of TDI production facility in Shanghai
Engineering Plastics : 02 August, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience AG intends to boost the annual capacity of the planned plant for producing toluene diisocyanate in Shanghai from 160,000 to 300,000 tons. This Bayer subgroup is harnessing an innovative process technology in the construction that, among other things, enables investment and energy costs to be dramatically reduced.
 
New software turns image analysis from art to science
Plastic Films : 01 August, 2007
MacDermid Autotype, the leading manufacturer of advanced films and chemicals for the screen printing industry, has launched a software package, designed to make it quick and simple for printers to assess and improve the quality of printed images. Called Image Analyser, the new software package has been developed to run on a standard Windows based PC and, for the first time, makes it possible for printers to measure cost effectively the quality of screen printed text and graphics.
 
Bayer establishes APAC spray competency center in Shanghai
Engineering Plastics : 01 August, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience's Polymer Research and Development Center in Shanghai features state-of-the-art polyurethane spray technology. This is enabling development work for a wide range of applications such as quality bathtubs in China, as well as in the wider Asian region. Multitec allows for high production efficiency for lightweight multilayer structure by wet-in-wet spray technology without post curing.
 
MacDermid Autotype antimicrobial film offers protection in epilepsy alarm
Plastic Films : 31 July, 2007
Autotex AM, the new hard coated graphic overlay film from MacDermid Autotype, the leading global developer and manufacturer of high performance films and coatings, has been chosen as a crucial component in the control panel of the new Epi-Care epilepsy alarm from Danish Care Technology, due to its combination of antimicrobial qualities and resistance to scratching and cleaning.
 
Innovative ideas for plastics applications in the car of the future
Engineering Plastics : 31 July, 2007
Uninhibited, revealing, the bodywork and floor of the new 'eXasis' concept car are made of transparent plastic, Bayer MaterialScience's Makrolon polycarbonate. The cigar-shaped two-seater was developed by Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht and the automotive experts at Bayer MaterialScience AG. The engine and aluminum chassis are unashamedly exposed for all to see.
 
FootPrint provides robust half kilometre cable network for KPN
Plastic Films : 30 July, 2007
The latest FootPrint graphics films, manufactured by MacDermid Autotype, have been used to create a range of imaginative and eye-catching floor graphics at a new office building in Amersfoort in Holland for the Dutch telecoms and cable network provider, KPN.
 
Glass concept car to mark Rinspeed
Engineering Plastics : 30 July, 2007
'There's never been anything like it' were the words used in the online edition of an acclaimed international news magazine to describe its editor's reaction when the first sketches of the new Rinspeed concept car, 'eXasis', appeared on the Internet, 'and it looks like no other vehicle before it'.
 
Vamac DHC makes durable seals, cures up to 30 per cent faster
Engineering Plastics : 01 July, 2007
Vamac DHC, the newest addition to the DuPont Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomer family, cures up to 30 percent faster than existing no-postcure grades while improving compression set and oil resistance. Vamac DHC cures in the molding press, eliminating the cost and delay of traditional oven curing.
 
New look for auto safety glass
Engineering Plastics : 30 June, 2007
New technology that allows digital images to be printed directly on the DuPont SentryGlas automotive safety interlayer blends form and function by introducing design possibilities to an important safety feature.
 
DuPont Zytel HTN high performance polyamide and Zytel nylon 66 enables greater tyre safety
Engineering Plastics : 29 June, 2007
A new low-cost system for tyre pressure monitoring, manufactured by SmarTire Systems Inc. of Canada, uses rugged, extremely lightweight sensors made with DuPont Zytel HTN high performance polyamide and Zytel nylon 66.
 
Industry award for innovative use of plastics in saving fuel
Engineering Plastics : 28 June, 2007
Toyota's Crown and Lexus GS-300 boast a fuel-savings component that earned the Most Innovative Use of Plastics award in the Powertrain Category from the Society of Plastics Engineers for Toyota and partners Aisan and DuPont Automotive.
 
AccuAngle protractor improves automotive color matches
Engineering Plastics : 27 June, 2007
People often see things differently, especially color. With the need to ensure proper color matches in the auto industry, those differences can be costly.
 
DuPont Zytel nylon high-pressure oil tank of for BMW motorcycle
Engineering Plastics : 26 June, 2007
BMW's new K 1200 S motorcycle has dry-sump lubrication, developed for use in racing cars. This technology offers maximum operating safety even under extreme conditions, and it reduces motor height, as it does away with the oilpan.
 
DuPont Zytel HTN resins smooth path to lead-free circuit assembly
Engineering Plastics : 25 June, 2007
DuPont scientists have developed the new LX series of DuPont Zytel HTN high performance polyamide to meet growing demand for electronic components that can withstand the higher temperatures required for board assembly with lead-free solders.
 
DuPont Rynite PET switch redesign saves space, cuts production costs
Engineering Plastics : 24 June, 2007
Cooper Bussmann is delivering benefits to its customers and reducing manufacturing costs with the redesign of its Telpower fused disconnect switches to use DuPont Rynite PET thermoplastic polyester.
 
RedHat Next Generation solenoid valve gets protection and more from DuPont Zenite LCP
Engineering Plastics : 23 June, 2007
Innovative RedHat Next Generation solenoid valves from ASCO get a big assist from DuPont Zenite LCP liquid crystal polymer in surviving harsh conditions.
 
DuPont Zytel wide band resonator wins award
Engineering Plastics : 22 June, 2007
Dodge Nitro 2.8L Turbo Diesel sports a unique wide-band resonator from Woco Motor Acoustic Systems USA Inc. that captured top honors in last night
 
Sliding truck window mounts flush with aid of DuPont Rynite and Delrin
Engineering Plastics : 21 June, 2007
Guardian Industries
 
DuPont SentryGlas used for world's largest self-supporting staircase in laminated safety glass
Engineering Plastics : 20 June, 2007
Seele GmbH & Co.KG (Gersthofen/Germany) was presented with the
 
DuPont Crastin PBT thermoplastic polyester for fluorescent lamp holders
Engineering Plastics : 19 June, 2007
Leviton Manufacturing has sharpened its competitive edge with the adoption of DuPont Crastin PBT thermoplastic polyester for fluorescent lamp holders. Scott Mast, engineering manager at Leviton
 
DuPont Zytel nylon housing high-performance circuit breakers
Engineering Plastics : 18 June, 2007
Square D Company is achieving benefits of easier field installation and lower manufacturing costs with the adoption of DuPont Zytel nylon as housings for high-performance circuit breakers. With a base and cover molded from a tough, strong, high-voltage-resistant grade of Zytel, the housings mark a trend-setting step away from traditional thermosets for such parts.
 
Revolutionary sealant technology combines silicone performance, hot-melt productivity
Additives & Chemicals : 13 May, 2007
New, exclusive sealant technology from Dow Corning Corporation combines the production benefits of instant adhesion with the performance benefits of silicone elastomers to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce costs in industrial assembly applications.
 
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