World premiere in Overijssel: The first PlasticRoad bike path comes in Zwolle

TotalVianen/Zwolle, June 7, 2018 – The PlasticRoad, a road made of recycled plastic, becomes a reality. The municipality of Zwolle and the province of Overijssel have committed to the first PlasticRoad pilot project. In September the first PlasticRoad will be constructed in Zwolle and in another location in the province a few months later. The PlasticRoad concept was launched in 2015 by market leader in road construction KWS (a subsidiary of Royal VolkerWessels). In 2016, KWS entered into a partnership with Wavin and Total for further development of the PlasticRoad.

SABIC expands portfolio of ULTEM™ UTF120 film for high-temperature dielectric capacitors with new 7- and 10-micron gauges 

SABIC’s new 7µm and 10µm (micron) ULTEM™ UTF120 polyetherimide (PEI) dielectric film grades further expand the company’s portfolio. They enable the design of lightweight, compact, high energy density capacitors that can store large amounts of electrical energy for long periods without significant current leakage or loss of charge at high temperatures. This technology offers important advantages for capacitor applications, such as high dielectric constant and insulation resistance and low dielectric loss.BERGEN OP ZOOM, THE NETHERLANDS, June 6, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is introducing at PCIM (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) Europe 2018, in booth #6-138, two new gauges of ULTEM™ UTF120 polyetherimide (PEI) dielectric film for high-temperature, professional-grade capacitor applications. These new additions of 7µm and 10µm (micron) thicknesses to SABIC’s industry-leading portfolio of ULTEM™ UTF120 film respond to customers’ requirements for film that can meet the voltage requirements of different capacitors and open the door for new design options. PCIM Europe is held in Nuremberg, Germany from 5 - 7 June 2018.

Future-proofing of Perstorp’s UK Capa caprolactone monomer plant is on course

Future-proofing of Perstorp’s UK Capa™ caprolactone monomer plant is on course.
(Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - May 29, 2018 - “Perstorp has made significant progress in ‘future-proofing’ its Capa caprolactone monomer plant in Warrington, United Kingdom. The project was announced last August, with work beginning in the final quarter of 2017. Major milestones have already been passed”, says Marie Grönborg, Executive Vice President Specialties & Solutions at Perstorp.

Mondi Release Liner sets its sights firmly on North America

(Photos: Mondi, PR090)Vienna, 28 May 2018 – Mondi Group, a global leader in paper and packaging, has joined the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), the leading North American trade association for release liners, and is fully committed to further supporting its existing assets and presence in the region’s tape industry.

Honest. Real. Authentic. Milliken’s ‘ColorDirection 2019’ foresees key trends in palette preferences

Reactint® polymeric colorants were invented by Milliken and specifically designed for coloring polyurethane and other thermoset resins.
(Photos © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR182)Ghent, Belgium – Color can excite. Color can calm. Color can reassure. Color can provide identity. Color is a force to be reckoned with.

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator are tailor-made for use in-line with thermoforming lines

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator are tailor-made for use in-line with thermoforming lines. 
(Photos: Rapid Granulator, PR047)Bredaryd, Sweden – May 17, 2018 – At Plast 2018, leading size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is introducing a new range of granulators designed specifically for in-line processing of skeletal waste from sheet and film thermoforming lines. The new patent-pending ThermoPRO Series – based on an already patented Rapid design – is available in various standard and low-built formats for handling scrap widths from 600 to 1,500 mm (24-60 in.). A ThermoPRO 400-90 for granulating webs up to 900 mm in width (35 in.) will be on display at the company’s booth, B102, Pav. 15, during Plast 2018, 29 May – 1 June in Milan.