Partially bio-based PP Compound for injection molding
July 31, 2015
Terralene® PP 2509 is a new polypropylene compound from FKuR Kunststoff GmbH partially based on renewable resources and optimized for injection molding applications.
CNC Leader ThermWood Corporation Taps Extruder Expert American Kuhne for Its Industrial 3D Additive Manufacturing System
July 30, 2015
American Kuhne customer Thermwood Corporation has announced a program to develop a 3D Additive Manufacturing System capable of making large carbon graphite reinforced composite thermoplastic components.
KRAIBURG TPE at FAKUMA 2015: New products close to the market
July 28, 2015
At the FAKUMA trade fair KRAIBURG TPE will present new products that were not developed only in labs, but rather with a clear market and customer orientation.
Trinseo’s MAGNUM™ ABS Resins Approved for Food Contact
July 27, 2015
Trinseo announced that several grades of MAGNUM™ ABS Resins are now considered to be FDA food contact compliant as a result of a recently approved Food Contact Substance Notification.
ENGEL to present inject 4.0 at Fakuma 2015
July 24, 2015
For the first time, the entire trade fair stand has been designed as a smart factory, self-optimising production.
June 15, 2015
The world’s first coextruded microcapillary film was reported by Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI (www.dow.com) at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ recent ANTEC conference in Orlando, FL in March. The films are made by coextruding microscopic parallel threads in the machine direction in a film matrix. Dow associate research scientist Wenyi Huang presented the “Effect of Rheology on the Morphology of Coextruded Microcapillary Films,” showing how different viscosities and different processing conditions affect microcapillary structure and describing some of the unique films that can be made.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