Plastics Industry Positioned to Meet Growing Demands of Automotive Sector
May 29, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association released a report titled, “Plastics Market Watch: Plastics in the Fast Lane,” that anticipates an increased use of plastics in automobiles as economic and demographic forces converge in conjunction with consumers and the government demanding lighter, more competitively priced vehicles.
Clariant launches toolbox for sustainable hot melts Licocene®
May 27, 2015
Clariant has created the complete toolbox for formulators to design hot melts with superior performance for any need, using sustainable processing.
DSM introduces high performance polyamides for improved reliability and safety in next-generation USB
May 26, 2015
Royal DSM says its high-performance polyamides, Stanyl® and Stanyl® ForTii™, have been approved by global producers for use in the next generation of USB Type-C connectors.
Pearl Technologies Partners with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to Support Next Generation of Engineers
May 25, 2015
Pearl Technologies Inc. is partnering with the Rochester Institute of Technology by providing equipment to the college’s lab, donating money for a student scholarship, and presenting at a program to encourage young women to pursue STEM career opportunities.
Engineered Sheet Products Develops Clear, Anti-Static Sheet for Electronics, Dust, and Static-Free Applications
May 22, 2015
Engineered Sheet Products, a division of RTP Company, has developed a unique thermoplastic sheet with anti-static properties inherent throughout, providing permanent protection from the damaging effects of static electricity and dust.
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In this issue:
Composites 2015: Reinforced plastics build bridges - and more
NPE & ANTEC® Orlando: From Pellet to Part
Resin Market Focus: Where Are PE Prices Going?
Lean & "Green" Compounding
Testing Tackles New Challenges
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