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Plastics
DuPont R&D Center in Shanghai tailors innovations for Asia Pacific Region
Engineering Plastics : 05 September, 2006
Since it officially opened nine months ago, the DuPont Corporate Research & Development Center in Pudong, Shanghai, now houses several DuPont businesses and over 100 scientists and technicians working to deliver DuPont innovations tailored to the needs of the Asia Pacific region.
 
DuPont Engineering has developed new grades of DuPont Zenite LCP liquid crystal polymer
Engineering Plastics : 05 September, 2006
DuPont Engineering Polymers has developed new grades of DuPont Zenite LCP liquid crystal polymer and DuPont Zytel HTN high performance polyamide delivering improved processing and performance. The new materials are making their debut at the NPE 2006 plastics exhibition this week.
 
Rohm and Haas recently recognized by The American Chemistry Council
Sealants : 05 September, 2006
Rohm and Haas Company is recognized as a U.S. Chemical Industry Performance Leader and is presented with The American Chemistry Council
 
New paint colour and design basics
Sealants : 05 September, 2006
 
Resin expansion completed for DuPont Vespel parts
Engineering Plastics : 04 September, 2006
Staying ahead of increasing demand for DuPont Vespel parts, DuPont Engineering Polymers has expanded its polyimide resin production, providing a 50 percent increase of the resin required for production of direct-formed Vespel SP-1 and SP-21 polyimide parts.
 
New disposable outdoor garment concept made with DuPont Hytrel
Engineering Plastics : 04 September, 2006
A highlight of the DuPont exhibit at ISPO, held in Munich, will be the introduction of a unique concept for the manufacture of semi-disposable, multi-use water-resistant and breathable outdoor garments based on a DuPont Hytrel engineering thermoplastic elastomer active membrane.
 
Star shines at Rohm and Haas facility
Sealants : 04 September, 2006
Officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently notified the Rohm and Haas Bristol facility of their recertification as a prestigious Star site in the Voluntary Protection Program based on a review of the plant
 
Rohm and Haas AMBERLITE (TM) FPX technology improves purity & yield of plant extracts
Sealants : 04 September, 2006
Within the current technology, plant extracts have a very limited purity. AMBERLITE (TM) FPX technology is particularly suited for the recovery of valuable substances such as polyphenols from plant primary and secondary process streams.
 
Akzo Nobel upgrades and completes VOC compliant offer for commercial vehicles
Additives & Chemicals : 03 September, 2006
Akzo Nobel has completed its VOC compliant offer for commercial vehicles by combining the best of two topoat lines with a tinted primer and filler concept. Sikkens Autocoat BT LV 351 Topcoat and LV 250 Topcoat, in combination with Akzo Nobel
 
CPS Color introduces the COROB D100 semi-automatic dispenser
Additives & Chemicals : 03 September, 2006
The COROB D100 is a semi-automatic dispenser that provides the ideal inexpensive colorant dispensing solution for stores with low paint volumes to be tinted. It has a manual turntable for canister positioning, but provides the user with the advantages and performance of the well-known bellows pump technology based automatic dispensing.
 
Lesonal ready-to-spray range set to become first choice for professionals
Additives & Chemicals : 02 September, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has introduced some exciting new developments to the Lesonal aerosol range. The result is a complete, high quality car repair system created from unique 2K technology.
 
CPS Color launches COROB D300: a compact dispenser with lifetime affordability
Additives & Chemicals : 02 September, 2006
CPS Color, the leading supplier of advanced tinting solutions is launching the COROB D300 dispenser with new piston pump technology with simultaneous dispensing at the occasion and European Coatings Show.
 
New Sikkens Autosurfacer HB delivers more build than any other high-build filler
Additives & Chemicals : 01 September, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has launched Sikkens Autosurfacer HB filler. Delivering more build than other high-build fillers, it helps speed up the spraying and sanding process in the bodyshop.
 
COROB D400: CPS Colors dispenser with metal sheet finish
Additives & Chemicals : 01 September, 2006
The new COROB D400 is an automatic dispenser based on CPS Colors patented bellow pump technology and an excellent colorant dispensing solution for Do-It-Yourself stores or similar environments where medium paint volumes are tinted.
 
Sikkens is launching Mixit Basic, a new CD-based colour formulation retrieval system
Additives & Chemicals : 31 August, 2006
Sikkens is launching Mixit Basic, a new CD-based colour formulation retrieval system. Available free to all Sikkens customers, Mixit Basic replaces the old, time-consuming microfiche system. Mixit Basic is easy to use making colour searches fast and flexible.
 
Facade paints create a demanding environment for colorants
Additives & Chemicals : 31 August, 2006
Typically, facade paints create a demanding environment for colorants, due to the specific properties of the products. CPS Color
 
Akzo Nobel underlines its commitment to the North American automotive plastic coatings market
Additives & Chemicals : 30 August, 2006
In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project that will incorporate state-of-the art plastic coatings equipment and process.
 
Tinting During Filling, An innovative source of competitive advantage for paint & ink manufacturers
Additives & Chemicals : 30 August, 2006
Intense competition and increasing globalisation in the paint industry mean that manufacturers need to be more creative, innovative, flexible and cost efficient than ever before. By enabling them to produce paint in the desired colour directly into the final packaging instead of in batches, Tinting During Filling systems offer paint manufacturers an innovative way to decrease the cost and increase the efficiency of their production operations.
 
Bayer CropScience to divest a limited number of crop protection products to United Phosphorus Limited
Engineering Plastics : 30 August, 2006
Bayer CropScience AG, Monheim, Germany, and United Phosphorous Limited, Mumbai, India, announced today that UPL purchased certain crop protection products from Bayer CropScience. The respective sale and purchase agreements were signed on August 29, 2006. The combined purchase prices total 43.5 million EUR including inventories.
 
Right first time training DVD provides affordable access to industry expertise
Additives & Chemicals : 29 August, 2006
Akzo Nobel, in conjunction with AVS Television Productions Ltd, launched the
 
New CFO for CPS Color Group Oy
Additives & Chemicals : 29 August, 2006
Mr Semi Korpela has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of CPS Color Group Oy. As, Mr Korpela will replace Mr Kari Selmgren, the former CFO of the Group.
 
Alzo Nobel in the Spotlight as A 4X4 is born
Additives & Chemicals : 28 August, 2006
The Car Refinishes Instruction Centre at Akzo Nobel was host to the cast and crew from the
 
CPS Color launches new compact COROB D250: the ultimate piston dispenser for paint shops and DIY stores
Additives & Chemicals : 28 August, 2006
The new COROB D250 is a sequential colorant dispenser based on the proven COROB piston pump technology. The COROB D250 is ideal for points of sale with a small to medium output. Its footprint measures only 0,55m2, nozzles are cleaned automatically, whilst its dispensing flow rate is 0,6 l./min with a minimum dispensing quantity of 1/384 fl. Oz. The dispenser holds up to 16 canisters with a 3 litre capacity.
 
Turnkey colour solution conquer the automotive industry
Additives & Chemicals : 28 August, 2006
Automotive manufacturers are interested in ways to offer a wider range of colour schemes for their cars. Plastics (including artificial leather) and leather contribute a large share of the interior elements that could have varying colours. Unfortunately, the current manufacturing practices in the plastics and leather industries were designed for large colour batches.
 
Beaming from within close cooperation with 3M on application development
Engineering Plastics : 22 August, 2006
A special transparent polycarbonate film from the Makrofol/Bayfol product range supports the reflective film from 3M, which distributes the light evenly over the surface of the license plate.
 
Localization, innovation & customer orientation enable company to serve well as emerging polyurethane superpower
Engineering Plastics : 16 August, 2006
Under the motto of
 
Computerized control for entire formulated systems production process
Engineering Plastics : 07 August, 2006
Bayer MaterialScience LLC, the US American subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience AG, has approved a significant upgrade project at its New Martinsville, West Virginia, integrated polyol and systems production location.
 
New DuPont Delrin grades fulfill evolving customer needs
Engineering Plastics : 30 July, 2006
 
DuPont new high temperature solutions
Engineering Plastics : 30 July, 2006
The DuPont polymer portfolio boasts a range of products for high temperature applications, typically those in the automotive and electrical/ electronic industries. One such recent example is the development of a heat-shield, made of Zytel HTN PPA, to protect the beauty-covers of the new Mercedes
 
Specialty compounder RTP Company announces the launching of their Global Color Division
Compounding : 30 July, 2006
Specialty compounder RTP Company announces the launching of their Global Color Division, solidifying their commitment in promoting aesthetic and functional color solutions to customers and processors all over the world. The new division, headed by General Manager Jean Sirois, focuses on the growing color market for plastic products by offering a fresh approach to providing both pre-colored resins and masterbatches.
 
Exceed 1012 mVLDPE and Nexxstar resin formulations for the Indian market
Polyolefins : 30 July, 2006
ExxonMobil Chemical will present two new high performance packaging solutions, Exceed 1012 mVLDPE and Nexxstar resin formulations for collation shrink and stretch hood films.
 
Intake manifold of DuPont Zytel HTN withstands high temperature in audi V-8 turbo-diesel
Engineering Plastics : 29 July, 2006
The German firm of MANN+HUMMEL, a major global partner for the automotive and engineering industries, picked DuPont Zytel HTN polyphthalamide for the air-intake manifold in the 4.2 liter diesel motor that powers the Audi A8. This high-performance polyamide
 
New technologies & strategies manage challenges borne from fiercely competitive global marketplace
Engineering Plastics : 29 July, 2006
The need for innovation, new technologies and strategies to manage challenges borne from a fiercely competitive global marketplace are a few of the themes that emerged from the results of the DuPont Engineering Polymers survey.
 
RTP Company has established state-of-the-art color lab and production capabilities
Compounding : 29 July, 2006
RTP Company has established state-of-the-art color lab and production capabilities at its new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China that offers both precolored compounds and masterbatches. The new lab will serve the company's growing customer base in China and provide multi-national customers with exceptional support enhanced by the RTP Company Global Color Service.
 
New vertical injection molding machine
Polyolefins : 29 July, 2006
Technical support at ExxonMobil Chemical
 
Momentum Gives designers a bigger palette
Engineering Plastics : 28 July, 2006
Momentum explores 12 major consumer trends responsible for shaping future product design and then presents more than 50 innovative materials from either DuPont or INVISTA along those trends in a way that stimulates new product design ideas.
 
DuPont Engineering Polymers to produce new family of high-performance polymers
Engineering Plastics : 28 July, 2006
DuPont Engineering Polymers today announced at NPE that it is moving forward with plans to produce a new family of high-performance thermoplastic resins and elastomer products made with renewable resources.
 
RTP Company introduces PermaStat PLUS with advanced electrical properties
Compounding : 28 July, 2006
RTP Company announces the introduction of PermaStat PLUS with improved electrical properties compared to the company's successful line of PermaStat permanently anti-static compounds. PermaStat PLUS compounds are ideal for applications with strict conductive requirements, such as those requiring certification to ATEX Directive (94/9/EC).
 
New Santoprene TPE grades offer strong bonding to ETPs
Polyolefins : 28 July, 2006
ExxonMobil Chemical has developed new Santoprene thermoplastic elastomer grades which bond successfully to engineered thermoplastics in overmolding applications. New Santoprene TPE bonding grades eliminate the need for adhesives, bonding agents and physical or mechanical interlocks.
 
Environmentally compatible one-component polyurethane coatings for automotive industry
Engineering Plastics : 28 July, 2006
Automobile makers and suppliers have lofty requirements when it comes to the performance of coating systems. With the cardan shafts installed in countless cars, very good adhesion of the coating to the substrate and efficient, long-lasting protection from corrosion are key.
 
DuPont Engineering Polymer develop thermoplastic nanocomposites that promise new opportunities
Engineering Plastics : 27 July, 2006
Dr. Nandan Rao, vice president, technology for DuPont Performance Materials, announced that DuPont Engineering Polymers plans to introduce its first nanocomposites in 2007 and gave a preview of their potential benefits and underlying technology.
 
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
Engineering Plastics : 27 July, 2006
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
 
RTP Company increases long fiber capabilities
Compounding : 27 July, 2006
RTP Company announces that its Long Fiber Compound capabilities have expanded significantly with increased capacity, addition of key personnel, and broader product offerings.
 
ExxonMobil affiliate in Japan expands to serve specialty battery markets
Polyolefins : 27 July, 2006
ExxonMobil's affiliate in Japan, Tonen Chemical Corporation, announced today that microporous film production capacity has been increased by more than 50 percent at the Nasu Plant to satisfy strong demand and high growth in the lithium ion battery separator market.
 
Coming soon from DuPont: Advances in Nanocomposites
Engineering Plastics : 26 July, 2006
DuPont Engineering Polymers is developing thermoplastic nanocomposites that promise to open new opportunities for design and production of parts delivering higher performance, lighter weight and/or increased molding productivity.
 
New halogen-free DuPont Zytel HTN meets electronic recycling needs
Engineering Plastics : 26 July, 2006
With a V-0 UL94 flammability classification, a halogen-free formula and other desirable properties, a new DuPont Zytel HTN high-performance polyamide resin meets emerging requirements of electronic component manufacturers around the world. The new material, a 30 percent glass-reinforced PPA designated as Zytel HTNFR52G30NH.
 
RTP Company to present conductive, structural, color, TPE, and sheet
Compounding : 26 July, 2006
RTP Company, global leader in specialty compounds, will be introducing several cutting-edge technologies and product expansions at this highly anticipated in Chicago, IL.
 
ExxonMobil Polyolefins plant sets record in industry safety
Polyolefins : 26 July, 2006
The ExxonMobil Polyolefins Plant in Baton Rouge has set a new record in industry safety. For four years straight, the plant has earned the Distinguished Safety Award from the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, a feat no other company has accomplished.
 
New high-flow grade of DuPont Zytel HTN
Engineering Plastics : 25 July, 2006
DuPont Engineering Polymers is expanding its portfolio of strong, stiff superstructural materials with new high-flow grade of DuPont Zytel HTN high-performance polyamide. The new grade, Zytel HTN53G50LRHF.
 
New DuPont E/E resins offer Improved processing, design capabilities
Engineering Plastics : 25 July, 2006
Responding to changing needs in the electrical and electronics industry, DuPont Engineering Polymers has developed new grades of DuPont Zenite LCP liquid crystal polymer and DuPont Zytel HTN high performance polyamide delivering improved processing and performance.
 
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