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High-Performance Polymers
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
High-Performance Polymers : 16 June, 2014
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who predict the use of UHMwPE materials in armour applications will show double-digit growth in the next five years.
 
PEEK used in pre-preg tape, designed for automated high speed production
High-Performance Polymers : 31 March, 2011
Suprem SA, a Swiss-based prepreg manufacturer, has reported a more than 50% annual growth in its business, which was generated from prepregs made withwith Victrex PEEK polymer.
 
Foster Builds Medical Plastics Innovation Centre
High-Performance Polymers : 09 February, 2011
Foster Corporation, a PolyMedex Discovery Group company, announces the opening of its Medical Plastics Innovation Center. The center provides comprehensive development services of advanced polymer formulations used in leading edge medical devices. It offers polymer compounding, molding and extrusion process evaluation, and material property testing.
 
IXEF Polyarylamide improves performance and lowers cost of structural applications
High-Performance Polymers : 17 September, 2006
Gas-assist injection molding, a process that uses an inert gas to create one or more hollow channels within an injection-molded plastic part, has been around for well over two decades. Used extensively to make products such as appliance handles and furniture seat backs and frames, GAIM enables manufacturers to cost-effectively make large structural parts that cannot be produced by the standard injection molding process.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers is building a development tool to evaluate additional Benefits
High-Performance Polymers : 17 September, 2006
In conventional injection molding, cylindrical or conical sections within complex parts are formed by flowing thermoplastic material around a stationary core. A molding process patented by Solvay S.A. has been shown to improve the strength of such parts by injecting the material onto a rotating core.
 
Wear-resistant grade of AMODEL Polyphthalamide selected for first thrust washer application
High-Performance Polymers : 17 September, 2006
AMODEL AT-6130 HS polyphthalamide resin is one of a new family of PPA materials developed by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. This glass-fiber reinforced grade was originally designed to be used for snap-fit electronic connectors in the automotive industry. To that end, this grade exhibits greater elongation than other AMODEL products that are 30% glass-fiber reinforced.
 
IXEF Polyarylamide improves performance and lowers sost of structural applications
High-Performance Polymers : 16 September, 2006
Gas-assist injection molding, a process that uses an inert gas to create one or more hollow channels within an injection-molded plastic part, has been around for well over two decades. Used extensively to make products such as appliance handles and furniture seat backs and frames, GAIM enables manufacturers to cost-effectively make large structural parts that cannot be produced by the standard injection molding process.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers
High-Performance Polymers : 16 September, 2006
In the 1967 film, The Graduate, recent college grad Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is a little confused about his future. A neighbor tells the hapless Hoffman that the future lies in just one word: plastics.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers selects Shaw Stone & Webster to provide front end engineering design
High-Performance Polymers : 15 September, 2006
U.S.-based Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C., announced today that Shaw Stone & Webster, a unit of the Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded the front end engineering design contract for a new, world-scale sulfone polymers production unit to be built by Solvay Advanced Polymers.
 
New thermal imaging camera designed for firefighters
High-Performance Polymers : 15 September, 2006
Although traditionally known in industry circles for its uncompromising performance in the re-usable medical device arena where it must stand up to repeated high-temperature sterilization, RADEL R polyphenylsulfone produced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C., is now being used to protect and house a new generation of thermal imaging cameras manufactured for the firefighting industry.
 
AMODEL PPA helps commercial laundry manufacturer pump up performance
High-Performance Polymers : 14 September, 2006
More than a decade ago Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, one of the world
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers
High-Performance Polymers : 14 September, 2006
AMODEL Polyphthalamide has broken into the wine industry. Typically found in automotive, electrical, and industrial product applications, Solvay Advanced Polymers L.L.C.
 
New aluminum replacement withstands rigors of oval-track
High-Performance Polymers : 14 September, 2006
Willy
 
L.L.C. has launched a new structural high-performance nylon, IXEF 2060 polyarylamide
High-Performance Polymers : 13 September, 2006
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. has launched a new structural high-performance nylon, IXEF 2060 polyarylamide. This 55% glass-reinforced material offers low warpage, improved vibration resistance and excellent surface finish, resulting in parts that have high strength and stiffness, retain their dimensions, and have excellent surface quality, yet can be processed easily on conventional injection molding equipment.
 
New palette of colors gives engineers more attractive design options
High-Performance Polymers : 13 September, 2006
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. today announced the introduction of a new line of transparent colors of RADEL R polyphenylsulfone, a highperformance plastic known for its uncompromising toughness in re-usable medical devices where it must withstand highly aggressive cleaners and disinfectants as well as repeated high-temperature, pressurized-steam sterilization.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. sells parts business to Parkway Products, Inc.
High-Performance Polymers : 13 September, 2006
Polymers
 
Plastic flexible tipped color-coded periodontal probe more comfortable for patients
High-Performance Polymers : 12 September, 2006
A medical grade of RADEL R polyphenylsulfone from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. is replacing metal in the manufacture of a one-of-a-kind dental probe used to more easily detect periodontal disease.
 
New low color UDEL Polysulfone Polymers approaches clarity of polycarbonate
High-Performance Polymers : 12 September, 2006
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. today announced the introduction of a new low color grade of UDEL polysulfone. This new grade, designated UDEL P-1700 HC, is nearly water white in color and approaches the clarity of polycarbonate. The material
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers
High-Performance Polymers : 12 September, 2006
The challenge was to find a plastic that would quietly and steadily house a cooling fan for high-end servers used 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week at temperatures two-to-three times normal room ambient levels.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers and Magee Plastics team up to create aviation
High-Performance Polymers : 11 September, 2006
Partnership delivers for Delta Air Lines with FAA-approved and PMA-certified high performance plastic replacement parts Alpharetta, Ga. Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. and Magee Plastics announced today a first for the aviation and aeronautics industry, a high-performance plastics aftermarket offering commercial airlines Radel R and Torlon plastic components.
 
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
High-Performance Polymers : 11 September, 2006
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
 
New coating developed for AMODEL polyphthalamide provides thermal protection in high-heat applications
High-Performance Polymers : 11 September, 2006
A new coating provides thermal reflectivity when applied to the surface of parts made of AMODEL polyphthalamide from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. The product has been developed by TechLine Coatings, Inc. of Murrieta, California, and is based on technology used in the company
 
Big ultralite combines lightness & durability of solid resin handle with silicone grip for comfort & control
High-Performance Polymers : 18 June, 2006
A medical grade of RADEL R polyphenylsulfone from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. is a critical component in a new dental scaling instrument rated by the Clinical Research Associates Journal as one of the outstanding products for 2004. The Big Easy Ultralite, manufactured by Premier Dental Products Company, of Plymouth Meeting, Penn., is the only dental hygiene instrument in the world that combines the lightness and durability of a solid resin handle with the patented Big Easy silicone grip for superior comfort, ergonomics, and control.
 
RADEL R Polyphenylsulfone chosen by Premier Dental Products for new dental scaling instrument
High-Performance Polymers : 17 June, 2006
A medical grade of RADEL R polyphenylsulfone from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. is a critical component in a new dental scaling instrument rated by the Clinical Research Associates Journal as one of the outstanding products for 2004. The Big Easy Ultralite, manufactured by Premier Dental Products Company, of Plymouth Meeting, Penn., is the only dental hygiene instrument in the world that combines the lightness and durability of a solid resin handle with the patented Big Easy silicone grip for superior comfort, ergonomics, and control.
 
New combination of product and process delivers metal-like performance with durable high gloss surface finish
High-Performance Polymers : 16 June, 2006
Gas-assist injection molding, a process that uses an inert gas to create one or more hollow channels within an injection-molded plastic part, has been around for well over two decades. Used extensively to make products such as appliance handles and furniture seat backs and frames, GAIM enables manufacturers to cost-effectively make large structural parts that cannot be produced by the standard injection molding process.
 
New water impeller made from high-strength aromatic nylon helps washing machines work harder & longer
High-Performance Polymers : 15 June, 2006
More than a decade ago Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial laundry equipment, faced a classic dilemma. The lifespan of its durable, Goliath-like washing machines was being threatened by the mechanical equivalent of David's slingshot. The culprit? A three-inch impeller in the water pump that helps push dirty water and debris out of the machine and down the drain was failing.
 
New plastic flexible tipped color-coded periodontal probe easier to use and more comfortable for patients
High-Performance Polymers : 14 June, 2006
A medical grade of RADEL R polyphenylsulfone from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. is replacing metal in the manufacture of a one-of-a-kind dental probe used to more easily detect periodontal disease. The patented PerioWise probe, manufactured by Premier Dental Products Company of Plymouth Meeting, Penn., is the first fully plastic perio probe specifically designed to improve patient comfort and safety, and to provide dental professionals with a more reliable diagnostic tool that also aids in patient education.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers introduces low-warp IXEF2060 polyarylamide
High-Performance Polymers : 13 June, 2006
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. has launched a new structural high-performance nylon, IXEF 2060 polyarylamide. This 55% glass-reinforced material offers low warpage, improved vibration resistance and excellent surface finish, resulting in parts that have high strength and stiffness, retain their dimensions, and have excellent surface quality, yet can be processed easily on conventional injection molding equipment.
 
Custom colors now available in smaller quantities with shorter lead times
High-Performance Polymers : 12 June, 2006
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. announced today that it has lowered the minimums and shortened the lead times for custom-colored RADEL R polyphenylsulfone used in orthopedic applications. This move includes both opaque and transparent grades and is in direct response to the growing desire among orthopedic OEMs to use color to differentiate their brand and products in the marketplace.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers introduces transparent high-temperature polymer
High-Performance Polymers : 19 October, 2004
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulphone polymer, Supradel HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, 20-27 October 2004 in D
 
Udel P-1700 HC combines high clarity with high performance
High-Performance Polymers : 18 October, 2004
Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc today announced the introduction of a new low colour grade of Udel polysulphone.
 
New palette of colours gives engineers more attractive design options
High-Performance Polymers : 18 October, 2004
Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc today announced the introduction of a new line of transparent colours of Radel R polyphenylsulphone, a high performance plastic known for its uncompromising toughness in reusable medical devices where it must withstand highly aggressive cleaners and disinfectants as well as repeated high-temperature, pressurised-steam sterilisation.
 
Polymer's torque strength and stiffness help eliminate the need for a corkscrew
High-Performance Polymers : 18 October, 2004
Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) has broken into the wine industry. Typically found in automotive, electrical, and industrial product applications, Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc's high-performance polymer has found a new use as a threaded anchor for the patented twist-to-uncork wine packaging designed by packaging manufacturer Gardner Technologies Inc.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers builds development tool to evaluate improvements in dimensional stability
High-Performance Polymers : 15 September, 2004
In conventional injection moulding, cylindrical or conical sections within complex parts are formed by flowing thermoplastic material around a stationary core. A moulding process patented by Solvay SA has been shown to improve the strength of such parts by injecting the material onto a rotating core.
 
New coating developed for Amodel polyphthalamide provides thermal protection in high-heat applications
High-Performance Polymers : 15 September, 2004
A new coating provides thermal reflectivity when applied to the surface of parts made of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) from Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc.
 
Server fan-housing uses Amodel polyphthalamide
High-Performance Polymers : 20 August, 2004
Amodel polyphthalamide has been chosen by Nidec America for use in a 24/7 server fan-housing.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers sells parts business to Parkway Products
High-Performance Polymers : 29 June, 2004
Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc and Parkway Products Inc has announced today that Parkway Products has purchased Solvay Advanced Polymers' high-performance plastic parts business located in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers announces price increase
High-Performance Polymers : 22 April, 2004
Solvay Advanced Polymers Llc announced today that it will increase the price of Amodel polyphthalamide by 3-6%, effective 17 May 2004.
 
AMODEL Polyphthalamide gives racer
High-Performance Polymers : 31 March, 2004
Aluminum replacement withstands rigors of oval-track competition Alpharetta, Ga. Willy
 
New thermal imaging camera designed for firefighters
High-Performance Polymers : 11 February, 2004
Although traditionally known in industry circles for its uncompromising performance in the re-usable medical device arena where it must stand up to repeated high-temperature sterilization, RADEL R polyphenylsulfone produced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C., is now being used to protect and house a new generation of thermal imaging cameras manufactured for the firefighting industry.
 
UDEL Polysulfone selected by APCOM for new dip tubes for self-cleaning commercial water heaters
High-Performance Polymers : 19 November, 2003
Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. announced today that APCOM, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of A.O. Smith Water Products Company, has chosen UDEL polysulfone for dip tubes used in the new Hydro Cannon and Eliminator self-cleaning systems used in many of their commercial water heaters.
 
AMODEL polyphthalamide helps low-coolant sensor survive harsh operating environment
High-Performance Polymers : 03 November, 2003
A new low-coolant sensor from Entratech Systems of Sandusky, Ohio is designed to be located in the radiators of trucks, off-road vehicles, and marine equipment. The housing of the sensor is molded of AMODEL AS-1933 HS polyphthalamide resin from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
 
Polyamide-imide helps innovative sewing machine parts manufacturer pursue the perfect stitch
High-Performance Polymers : 22 October, 2003
If you ask most people to identify the man who invented the modern-day sewing machine, they
 
Advanced Polymers
High-Performance Polymers : 09 October, 2003
A valve positioner isn
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers
High-Performance Polymers : 09 October, 2003
A valve positioner isn
 
Tyco new electronics molds connector in AMODEL AS-4133 HS Polyphthalamide
High-Performance Polymers : 03 October, 2003
Engineers at Tyco Electronics have chosen an AMODEL polyphthalamide material from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. for a 190-pin header connector that is used in an automotive underhood application. The specific grade, AMODEL AS-4133 HS, is one of a series of heat stabilized, glass-reinforced resins that are designed to exhibit excellent strength and stiffness over a broad temperature range.
 
Ferrari Racing Team uses Solvay Advanced Polymers
High-Performance Polymers : 10 September, 2003
When the Houston-based Risi Competizione Ferrari race team became frustrated with having to change the suspension bushings on their three Ferrari 360GTs after every race, they upgraded to suspension bushings made from TORLON 4435 polyamide-imide. TORLON resins are produced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
 
190-way header connector is attached to circuit board by IR-reflow at 250
High-Performance Polymers : 03 September, 2003
Engineers at Tyco Electronics have chosen an AMODEL polyphthalamide material from Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. for a 190-pin header connector that is used in an automotive underhood application. The specific grade, AMODEL AS-4133 HS, is one of a series of heat stabilized, glass-reinforced resins that are designed to exhibit excellent strength and stiffness over a broad temperature range.
 
IXEF Polyarylamide solves design challenge for German Office Furniture Manufacturer
High-Performance Polymers : 11 August, 2003
Few companies have influenced the office and contract furniture sector as strongly as Wilkhahn, a 96-year-old German firm whose sales outside Germany account for more than half of the company
 
Solvay Advanced Polymers
High-Performance Polymers : 10 June, 2003
With a minimum of effort and just a slight turn of the wrist, water flows from the valve. Turn it back, the flow stops and nothing drips. For most people that means the valve is working. But for Ronald A. Moner, P.E., the chief engineer in Parker Hannifin Corporation
 
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