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    The Continuing Evolution of Plastic Colorants & Additives
    Novel Technologies in Automotive Composites
    Forming the Future of Thermoforming
    Thin-Wall Packaging Rises in the ASEAN
    Analyzing Rapid Crack Propogation in PE Pipe
    Making It Stick: Dealing with Hard-to-Coat Plastics
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July 2016 blog

 

Conformal cooling channels in injection molds have been built by additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, developmentally since the late 1990s using successive thin layers of metal. Unlike conventional straight drilled cooling lines, conformal cooling channels curve around deep shapes in a mold, equidistant from the mold surface, which is the source of heat. They can only be built by additive manufacturing and are designed with cooling line requirements secondary only to part and parting line requirements, unlike traditional drilled cooling lines which are located where space is available late in the design process.

 

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Perstorp Emoltene™ 100

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Perstorp is one of the few fully integrated suppliers of general-purpose plasticizers in Europe. We are also a world-class producer of 2-PH C10 alcohol, an essential raw material for plasticizers. This production integration guarantees you reliability of supply and consistent plasticizer quality, whether you are interested in flexible PVC for cables, roofing membranes, flooring or coated textiles.  Emoltene™ 100 - Outstanding properties that give outlasting performance This new generation plasticizer C10 is perfect for tough outdoor applications, such as cables and roofing membranes. Even in the harshest conditions Emoltene™ 100 can help your PVC products outperform and outlast your competitors products. 

 

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Markets: Additives (colorants and pigments, fillers and fiber reinforcements, nanofillers, plasticizers, heat and UV stabilizers, blowing agents, flame retardants, compatibilizers, processing aids, lubricants), thermoforming technology and primary equipment, composites (thermoset & reinfoced thermoplastics, fibers (glass & carbon)) and primary equipment and tooling for composites

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