SPE Announces Pat Farrey as its New Chief Executive Officer
May 4, 2017
SPE(Society of Plastics Engineers) has appointed Patrick Farrey as its new Chief Executive Officer.
New Clariant Hostatint™ UV range for easy & safe coloration of radiation cured coating systems
April 20, 2017
Clariant unveiled a complete color range of high-performance, easy to use colorants for UV cured wood coatings at the European Coatings Show 2017.
Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer obtains FDA compliance for key food contact applications
April 19, 2017
Pevalen™ can now be used in the USA in important food processing applications
TA Instruments Press Release: Announcing Rheology Practical Training Webinars
April 17, 2017
TA Instruments announces a new series of online practical scientific training webinars focusing on rheological analysis
SPE to Recognize 'Honored Service Members' at ANTEC® 2017
April 6, 2017
At next month’s SPE ANTEC® 2017, SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) will introduce three new Honored Service Members who are being recognized for their contributions to the Society.
May 2017 sponsored by IMS Company- Available on Mobile Device!
January 12, 2016
Solid State Shear Pulverization, which chills a co-rotating twin-screw extruder below the softening temperature of plastic rather than allowing it to melt, is finally commercial after more than 20 years of R&D. Zzyzx Polymers LLC, Allentown, PA, started up in January 2015 reportedly using the first commercial SSSP technology, according to a paper originally submitted to the Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC 2016 conference, but not actually given. The ANTEC paper on “Commercialization of Solid-State Shear Pulverization: a Novel Polymer Processing Technology,” by Philip Brunner (co-founder of Zzyzx), Mark Tapsak, and Mike Janse, says the process has been successfully scaled up to pilot plant size for the first time.
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