DSM brought a big launch to K 2016: ForTii Ace, a real plastic alternative to die-cast metal for structural automotive parts. EPPM sat down with Commercial Director DSM Engineering Plastics Joost d'Hooghe to learn more. more

5 Dec 2016 11:00 materials


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Thermal requirements for silicone are growing, which is why Shin-Etsu Silicones of America has harnessed the capability of silicone TIM in its new SDP-5040-A/B gap filler. more

21 Nov 2016 10:00 materials


DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR482

DSM and specialty chemicals producer Zhejiang NHU Special Materials have formed a joint venture company DSM NHU Engineering Plastics (Zhejiang) to develop PPS compounds. more

24 Aug 2016 10:03 materials


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The use of high-heat ABS can lead to major weight reduction through lower density, cost savings, processing benefits, very low emissions and odour when compared to PC/ABS. ELIX Polymers' experts share the advantages of its own ABS technology. more

21 Jul 2016 11:26 materials

Songwon is bringing some stability to automotive with its latest innovation to support weight and cost reduction trends. more

20 Jul 2016 14:32 materials


DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR488

DSM is bringing new temperature-resistant automotive grades to K 2016, building on its ForTii high performance polyphthalamides and Arnitel portfolios. more

13 Jun 2016 16:05 industry

Polyscope, the Netherlands-based styrene maleic anhydride copolymer producer, has announced is has new automotive grades, a 10th birthday and a mystery new portfolio in store for K 2016. more

9 Jun 2016 09:14 industry

Guest post: Metal replacement – can plastic really replace metal?

Plastic prototype manufacturer RP Technologies explores just how far plastics can go in replacing metal - particularly in more extreme applications such as automotive. more

17 Mar 2016 09:12 guest blogs

Specialty polymers leader Solvay has announced that its new Veradel HC A-301 polyethersulfone (PESU) offers ISO 10993 biocompatibility. more

17 Feb 2016 09:31 materials

DSM Somos


Somos, a materials science leader in the field of photopolymerisation resins, reveals a little more about how this intriguing laser technology is being used. more

16 Feb 2016 10:25 materials

A. Schulman has developed a new long-term heat-resistant polyamide grade for under-the-hood applications, differentiating it from conventional PA grades. more

8 Feb 2016 14:10 materials

DSM's high-temperature-resistant Stanyl polyamide has been selected for the low-friction slide shoes within the timing system on a new generation of turbocharged petrol engines. more

14 Jan 2016 10:53 materials

KRAIBURG TPE has commenced the full-scale production of advanced compounds from its optimised-for-automotive, ultra-resistant THERMOLAST V portfolio. more

8 Jan 2016 10:01 materials


DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR436

The European Patent Office has confirmed its position with DSM's Diablo technology, overturning an attempt to revoke the patent. more

20 Nov 2015 15:52 materials

DSM has announced that its high performance bio-based EcoPaXX polyamide has been chosen as the basis for a series of new high temperature resistant abrasive monofilaments from the world’s leading abrasive monofilament producer Hahl-Pedex. more

18 Nov 2015 16:30 materials

DuPont's Zytel PA612 and Hytres TPC-ET have met automotive requirements to stand up to temperature, acid resistance and extended air duct conditions. more

22 Oct 2015 11:51 materials

In an innovative partnership with Rehau, Styrolution has identified a grade of Luran SC that sets a new standard for automotive bumper brackets. more

14 Jul 2015 10:33 materials

Niederzissen-headquartered compounder AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH is proud to produce aliphatic polyketone compounds, which boast outstanding mechanical properties. more

1 May 2015 10:14

MHS Mold Hotrunner Solutions believes that cooling-free valve gate hot runner systems are a key technology for highly automated injection moulding. EPPM spoke to MHS's Harald Schmidt and Jörg Schmidt about the future of injection moulding. more

29 Apr 2015 09:09 machinery

Polymax TPE

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Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers, a leading manufacturer and custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) materials, has launched an expanded line of premium quality TPE for use in extreme conditions. more

10 Apr 2015 14:52 materials

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