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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.

SABIC's Pre-NPE News

SABIC Body in White Reinforcement Components.ORLANDO, U.S.A., March 21, 2018 - Under the banner of “Chemistry that Matters™,” SABIC will exhibit at NPE 2018 (booth #S19001) with the theme: “What Matters to You?” – representing the company’s ongoing commitment to listen closely to its customers, share ideas and expertise, and work together to achieve new levels of performance. In the form of a question, the theme recognizes that ideas and innovative solutions take shape from a deep understanding of customers’ key needs and challenges.

Clariant to increase prices for Masterbatch and Compound products containing titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives

ClariantMuttenz, March 9, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in masterbatches and specialty compounds, has today announced a price increase globally for its entire range of masterbatch and compound products containing titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives by 4- 7% (depending on the grade, concentration and quality of the titanium dioxide, polymer, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives).

Clariant takes Chinaplas 2018 visitors on a futuristic drive 

Explore Clariants‘ solutions in Argumented Reality. 
(Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, March 7, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, steps up a gear for Chinaplas 2018 with an Augmented Reality electric car ready to immerse visitors in an inspiring tour of efficient and creative ways for the automotive industry to meet lifestyle trends and fulfil challenging requirements for higher performance, lighterweight vehicles and reduced emissions.

Clariant launches renewable waxes for plastics applications 

Clariant launches renewable waxes for plastics applications. 
(Photo: Clariant)Tokyo, February 26, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals is introducing a family of high-performance waxes based on a renewable feedstock. Licocare RBW multi-purpose additives are based on crude rice bran wax. This is a non-food-competing by-product from the production of rice bran oil and is available in large quantities. Use and upgrade of the non-edible component of the oil means that its full value can be utilized. The main target applications for Licocare RBW are engineering thermoplastics and epoxy molded components. The solutions can also be used for other applications, such as agriculture, coatings, home and personal care.

TE Connectivity introduces high performance M12 X-Code Series connectors for data transmission in railway vehicle networks

TE Connectivity introduces high performance M12 X-Code Series connectors for data transmission in railway vehicle networks. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR234)DARMSTADT, Germany – February 12, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has launched a new range of M12 rail connectors for field assembly. The M12 X-Code Series connectors enable data transmission rates of up to 10 Gb per second (according to IEC 802.3an Cat 6a), their full-metal shells provide all-round shielding against EMI/RFI interference, and they are sealed against dust and water to IP67 level. Intended applications include data and sensor networks, train door control assemblies and rail vehicle HVAC systems.

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