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EconCore presents its innovative technology for the production of economic honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017

Door insert based on natural fiber composite faced honeycomb sandwich. Over 50% weight saver compared to conventional solutions. 
(Photo: © 2017 EconCore, ECNPR004)EconCore will be presenting its innovative technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017, the composites and advanced materials expo taking place in Orlando, FL, on December 12-14. The high-speed, high-efficiency continuous process can produce honeycombs from a wide range of thermoplastics and laminate them in-line with skin materials of various types. The high level of integration helps ensure exceptional cost-effectiveness, not possible with conventional technologies. It is ideal for companies operating in cost-sensitive applications, including automotive and transportation, industrial packaging, and building & construction.

SABIC Announces European Launch of THERMOCOMP™ AM Materials for Large Format Additive Manufacturing at Formnext

SABIC has introduced to the European market a new family of high-performance THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds that addresses the unique requirements of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM). Print parameters and mechanical property data for the materials – developed by SABIC using test specimens printed on the company’s in-house BAAM® printer – can significantly aid customers in expediting material selection and optimizing processing. Reinforced with carbon or glass fibers for added strength, the new compounds can be used for applications in the tooling, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.Frankfurt, Germany, November 16, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today introduced to the European market a family of high-performance THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds to address the unique requirements of large format additive manufacturing. Here at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, the company is exhibiting these eight new compounds, developed for use in large-format pellet-fed extruders. Print parameters and mechanical property data for the materials – developed by SABIC using test specimens printed on the company’s in-house BAAM® printer – are available to aid customers in expediting material selection and optimizing processing conditions. Because they are reinforced with carbon or glass fibers for added strength, the new THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds can be used for demanding applications in the tooling, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.

SABIC Debuts Tough High-Impact LEXAN™ EXL Filament for Fused Deposition Modeling at Formnext 2017

SABIC’s new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament features a high level of toughness, as well as improved ductility at room temperature and at temperatures down to -30 °C. Compared to competitive PC, this material delivers up to four times better notched Izod impact at room temperature, and up to three times better at -30 °C, depending on print orientation. The filament is initially offered in black, with plans to launch additional colors, including white, in the near future.Frankfurt, Germany, November 15, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is launching here at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament. This unique product is based on SABIC’s LEXAN™ EXL polycarbonate (PC) copolymer technology, which delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. The new filament addresses the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector, and is designed for use in Stratasys® Fortus® Classic industrial printers. It is a potential material of choice for demanding aerospace, consumer electronics and automotive applications. LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament is the first of several new materials with distinctive performance characteristics that the company plans to launch in the coming year.

Avery Dennison announces global winners of “Wrap Like a King” Challenge

Lei’d Low by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR378)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — November 14, 2017 — Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that Lei’d Low by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, competed against 159 other installers from 19 countries to earn the title for 2017.

SABIC Features Multiple New Materials That Demonstrate Commitment to Advancing Additive Manufacturing at Formnext

At Formnext, SABIC is displaying a selection of parts produced from its filament portfolio that are representative of typical applications that can be manufactured across a variety of industries. These include a compact drone design that could benefit from the excellent impact performance and improved low-temperature ductility of SABIC’s new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament. Addressing the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector, this filament is the first of several new materials with distinctive performance characteristics that the company plans to launch in the coming year.  Frankfurt, Germany, November 14, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is demonstrating here at Formnext 2017, stand 3.1-G78, its strong focus on advancing additive manufacturing from prototyping to full-scale production. The company is launching today its new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament, a unique product for fused deposition modeling that delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. LEXAN™ EXL filament supplements the filament portfolio that SABIC launched earlier this year and is displaying at its Formnext stand. The company is also introducing to the European market a product family of eight reinforced compounds for large format additive manufacturing. Further illustrating its emphasis on disruptive technologies, SABIC is highlighting several other distinctive solutions for additive manufacturing.

ELIX Polymers renews environmental care efforts with commitment to Operation Clean Sweep

ELIX Polymers renews environmental care efforts with commitment to Operation Clean Sweep. (Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR024)Tarragona, November 13, 2017 – ELIX Polymers, a leading producer of ABS resins and compounds, has joined Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), the international program designed to eliminate losses of pellets, flake, and powder and prevent these materials entering rivers and oceans. Marine litter is a global concern, affecting all the oceans of the world, and this specific program is a contribution to avoid this problem from plastics producers and converters.

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