Solvay's Amodel® PPA and KetaSpire® PEEK Earn NSF Approval for Use in Food Processing and Household Appliances
April 17, 2015
Solvay Specialty Polymers announced at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo that the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified seven Amodel® polyphthalamide and KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone resin grades under its NSF/ANSI 51 standard for food equipment materials.
KRAIBURG TPE at PLAST 2015
April 16, 2015
As one of more than 1,600 exhibitors KRAIBURG TPE will present its innovative material solutions for wide-ranging applications at this year’s PLAST trade fair from May 5 - 9, 2015 in Milan.
Bayer MaterialScience at UTECH 2015
April 15, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience is presenting innovative developments in polyurethane that answer challenges in energy efficiency at the UTECH 2015 trade show in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Record machine from KraussMaffei for GF Piping Systems
April 14, 2015
GF Piping Systems specializes in developing and manufacturing piping systems made of plastic and metal. At its main location in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, the company is investing in a MXH 3200 – 101.000/101.000 from KraussMaffei.
Leading systems supplier for all pipe and thermoforming sheet extrusion applications
April 13, 2015
At Plast 2015, battenfeld-cincinnati will present a wide range of solutions for pipe extrusion – from PVC foam core pipe to PE-Xa pipes and the FDC system for automatic dimension change.
April 2015 sponsored by Henkel - Now Available on Mobile Device!
In this issue:
Medical Plastics: Get Flexible
Thousands of Links in "The Chain"
Plant Visit: Cleanroom Thermoforming
Medical Packaging Standards
"Shale Gas-Advantaged" Plastics
Digital Edition Sponsored by Henkel
March 22, 2015
The first two pellet-fed 3-D printers take the spotlight at the Society of Plastics Engineers (www.4spe.org) ANTEC 2015 Annual Technical Conference March 23-25 in Orlando, FL. Both are based on existing machine technology—one on extrusion, the other injection molding. They aren’t brand new–they were announced and demonstrated over the past two years at several major international shows. But they’re going commercial now, which is where they get interesting.View More Blog Entries
Polymer Problem Solving with FT-IR Analysis
Attend this webinar and learn new ways to analyze the challenging polymer samples you may encounter in your daily work. This webinar will explore some of the common, as well as more advanced Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) analysis methods that are useful for QC control, testing, or deformulation studies required to solve difficult polymer materials problems. The applications presented in this webinar will focus on Far-infrared and Near-infrared analysis techniques, as well as coupling an FT-IR spectrometer to thermogravimetric (TGA) instruments for particularly difficult polymer deformulation studies. Some of the topics discussed in this webinar include:
• Using Far Infrared to analyze inorganic additives
• Combine Raman with FT-IR to get more information on orientation and additives
• Classification of polymers with Near-infrared analysis
• FT-IR coupled to TGA for deformulation studies
FT-IR spectroscopy is a widely used technique for laboratory and industrial analysis throughout the polymer industry. We will show how flexible the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™50 FT-IR spectrometer can be in developing data and analyzing polymer samples.
TOMRA Sorting Raw Materials
Turning Off-Spec into In-Spec
TOMRA Sorting Raw Materials manufactures the highest capacity bulk sorting platforms available for the virgin plastics industry, achieving high resolution detection with high efficiency while maintaining a superior yield. Read more.Watch Now