Polymers


FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE

FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE. 
(Photo: Total, PR029)Brussels, April 18, 2018 - The US Food and Drug Administration has determined that Total’s secondary recycling process at its Antwerp Belgium site for the production of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds is effective in reducing contaminants from Post-Consumer Recycled HDPE (PCR-HDPE) material to an extent which allows for its use in food packaging.

EconCore shines light on successes in continuous thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology at NPE2018 

Door insert based on natural fiber composite faced honeycomb sandwich panel. Over 50% weight saver compared to conventional solutions. 
(Photo: © 2018 EconCore, ECNPR007)Thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology provider EconCore will unveil its latest successes at NPE2018, running from May 7 to 11 in Orlando, FL. The Belgian company, which licenses its ThermHex technology around the world for production of polypropylene (PP) honeycombs and sandwich materials, will also provide information on an elaboration of its process capabilities that enables production of honeycombs in high performance thermoplastics. A further development enables the integrated production of what it terms organosandwich — honeycomb cores with continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic skins.

ELIX Polymers selected by Gigaset for its new home alarm system

ELIX Polymers selected by Gigaset for its new home alarm system. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR037)Tarragona, March 8, 2018 – Gigaset, one of the world's largest manufacturers of cordless (DECT) phones and the clear market leader in Europe, has chosen ELIX M201AS from ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins and derivatives, for the housings of various components in its new Gigaset Smart Home Alarm system.

EconCore presents latest developments in continuous production of high performance thermoplastic honeycombs for composites at JEC World 2018

EconCore’s ThermHex core materials for composites. 
(Photo: © 2018 EconCore, ECNPR006)EconCore is extending the capabilities of its innovative ThermHex technology for production of high-performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb core materials and sandwich panels. The company, which already licenses the technology for production of polypropylene honeycombs, is now able to produce honeycombs from high performance thermoplastics (HPT). A further development enables the integrated production of Organosandwich preforms with continuous fibre-reinforced skins.

Roctool’s Heat and Cool technology has major effects on surface quality of novel ABS/PC blend, says ELIX Polymers

Dynamic mould heating has a major effect on the surface quality of a novel ABS/PC blend, says ELIX Polymers. 
(Photos: ELIX Polymers, PR038)Tarragona, February 14, 2018 – ELIX Polymers, a leading producer of ABS polymers and blends, says important improvements to surface finish are being made by using Roctool’s Heat and Cool technology to mould its ELIX Ultra HH4115HI ABS/polycarbonate blend. The company recently completed a series of tests using this technology, carried out in line with its strategy of providing tailor-made solutions and service to companies processing its specialist materials.

EconCore to present innovations in continuous honeycomb sandwich technology at JEC World 2018 

A lightweight composite aircraft interior module, co-developed by Diehl Aircabin and EconCore, which uses thermoplastic honeycomb cores for strength, low weight, and high fire resistance, will be on display in the Innovation Planets area at JEC World. 
(Photo: © 2018 EconCore, ECNPR005)EconCore’s continuous process for producing high performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb cores for composites is set to be a crowd-puller at JEC World 2018 in Paris on March 6 to 8. Its ThermHex process meets the growing need for replacing complex, heavy and expensive parts in highly demanding applications across industries. On Stand R73 in Hall 6, EconCore will present results of new development and tests on honeycombs made in modified polycarbonates, polyamide 66 and polyphenylene sulfide. The work is being carried out in its newly refurbished R&D facilities in Leuven, Belgium.

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