Plastics


Innovation with THERMOLAST® M

Innovative “BabyPyke” sunglasses with flexible frames of easy-flowing THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE. The sunglasses feature an optimal fit for complete eye protection and hypoallergenic skin-friendliness.
(Photos: © Pyke)Using THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE the Belgian company Pyke S.A. has developed hypoallergenic sunglasses with an extremely ergonomic design for babies and small children.

Top moulder Maier uses new ABS/PC from ELIX Polymers for exterior pillar cover

Top moulder Maier uses new ABS/PC from ELIX Polymers for exterior pillar cover. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR025)Tarragona, June 21, 2017 – A leading supplier of interior and exterior automotive parts has selected a new ABS/polycarbonate blend from ELIX Polymers for the production of exterior pillar covers to be used in an upcoming premium class car from a well-known German manufacturer. Maier S. Coop., in Vizcaya, Spain, is using ELIX Ultra HH4115HI in a two-component part that combines the ABS/PC with a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).

Milliken at Drinktec 2017 to highlight how its ClearShield® UV absorbers protect vitamins, plus the color and aroma of drinks in clear, transparent PET bottles

Milliken ClearShield® UV absorbers protect vitamins, plus the color and aroma of drinks in clear, transparent PET bottles.
(Photos © 2017 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR171)Ghent, Belgium – At this fall’s Drinktec 2017 trade fair in Germany, Milliken Chemical will demonstrate how its ClearShield® Colorless UV Absorbers bring value to PET packaging by effectively protecting UV-sensitive contents from degradation while maintaining the material’s clarity and transparency.

Total explores new routes for post-consumer recycled polystyrene in the circular economy world

Polystyrene containing post-consumer recycled polystyrene. 
(Photo: Total, PR028)Brussels, June 14, 2017 - Total has just completed an industrial scale test run, following a series of pilot plant trials, demonstrating the feasibility of sustainable incorporation of about 20% of post-consumer recycled polystyrene within virgin polystyrene. The trial, which was carried out on an existing production asset, successfully led to product with properties equivalent to virgin polymer.

New TPE compounds for premium lifestyle products

KRAIBURG TPE has extended its portfolio of THERMOLAST® K Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) with a range of compounds designed to deliver velvety satin surfaces, superior adhesion in two-component applications with polar thermoplastics, and outstanding mechanical performance properties. The new materials offer high scratch and abrasion resistance, good chemical compatibility and UV-stability as well as easy processing at high injection rates. Amongst others, they address particular needs of premium lifestyle products.
(Photo © 2017 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE has extended its portfolio of THERMOLAST® K Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) with a range of compounds designed to deliver velvety, satin-smooth surfaces, superior adhesion in two-component applications with polar thermoplastics and outstanding mechanical performance properties. The new materials offer high scratch and abrasion resistance, good chemical compatibility and UV-stability as well as easy processing at high injection rates. Addressing the particular needs of premium lifestyle products, they made their debut at CHINAPLAS 2017.

SABIC wins the Best Polymer Producers Award 2017 for polypropylene

Sjoerd Zuidema, Director of Polypropylene Business Europe and Jose Chas, Sales Manager of PP from SABIC receiving the award from Ron Marsh, Chairman of the Polymers for Europe Alliance.Sittard, the Netherlands, June 8, 2017 - SABIC has been named a winner of the prestigious Best Polymer Producer Award in the category of Polypropylene at an award ceremony held in conjunction with the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) Annual Event on 1 June 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

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