Canatu Launches CNB In-Mold Film for Transparent Touch on 3D Surfaces –in Cars, Household Appliances, Wearables, Portables
November 20, 2014
Printed Electronics USA — Canatu, a leading manufacturer of zero reflectance and flexible transparent conductive films and touch sensors, today launched CNB™ In-Mold Film, a stretchable, formable, conductive film optimized for 3D formed capacitive touch displays and touch surfaces in automobile center consoles and dashboards, home appliance control panels, remote controls, smartwatches and portable electronic devices.
Tesla NanoCoatings Increasing Use of SouthWest NanoTechnologies Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for its Infrastructure Coatings and Paints
November 19, 2014
Tesla Nanocoatings is expanding production of its Teslan® brand of nanocoatings, a highly effective corrosion-resistant coating for structural steel, produced with SMW™ Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes developed by SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT). Tesla NanoCoatings is a world leader in the protective nanocoatings market.
Amcor Unveils First Hot-Fill PET Containers for Use with Metal Lug Closures
November 18, 2014
Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging for food, beverage, spirits, home/personal care, and healthcare industries, has announced the development of unique hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate containers which accept metal lug closures – a first for the food packaging industry. The breakthrough technology, called the A-PEX63TM system, was unveiled at the Private Label Manufacturers Association annual trade show Nov. 16-18 in Rosemont, IL.
PolyOne Recognized at SPE Automotive Innovation Awards for New All-Plastic Temperature Sensor
November 17, 2014
PolyOne was recognized last night at the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards ceremony for its participation in developing an all-plastic temperature sensor, which will be commercially introduced on the 2015 Ford Edge. The sensor directly measures and averages duct air temperatures to control heating and cooling in the vehicle.
Dow Corning Sees Broad Adoption of its LSR Materials for Medical Applications in a Fast-Growing Global Healthcare Industry
November 13, 2014
Rising medical expenditures, increasingly stringent healthcare regulations and growing demand for both disposable and increasingly complex medical devices are all driving healthcare OEMs and fabricators to seek versatile, new material technologies. According to Dow Corning, silicon-based technology and innovation for the medical device industry, these converging trends are accelerating worldwide demand for its broad and growing portfolio of high-performance liquid silicone rubber solutions.
First Melting with a Flighted Barrel!
November 11, 2014
Two papers given at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ ANTEC 2014 Conference April 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV, describe the development by Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany, of what is believed to be the first automated process to mass produce finished thermoplastic car body parts. The technology is also likely to be the first multi-process injection molding of a cosmetic exterior car part. It combines thermoplastic injection molding, physical foaming, and two-component PU injection molding in one complex tool. VW isn’t talking about small series production either. This is intended for “large scale production” of parts like hoods, spoilers, and mirror housings,possibly as early as next year.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.
Leading A Paradigm Shift In Injection Molding
Beaumont’s rheological control technologies replace dated molding processes with innovative, science-based methods. The home of MeltFlipper® and other industry patents, Beaumont is revolutionizing injection molding.