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Clariant and Floreon announce collaboration to expand high-performance biopolymer applications to additional markets

Combining technologies, technical capabilities and know-how to improve the performance properties of high-performance biopolymers for demanding plastic applications. 
(Photo: Floreon)Clariant’s Additives business and Floreon- Transforming Packaging Limited announce an exciting new collaboration to further extend the performance properties and market potential of biopolymers, whilst preserving their environmental benefits.

Adhesive solutions for efficient Li-ion cell assembly

Battery modules with cylindrical cells are constructed with Covestro’s Bayblend® material and efficiently assembled with Henkel’s Loctite adhesive. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR082)
Düsseldorf, Germany – As automotive electrification continues to evolve, powerful lithium-ion (li-ion) battery architectures are at the center of discussions around electric vehicles. While battery system designs vary by manufacturer, the joint performance objectives for all automotive battery technologies are longer lifetime, operational safety, cost efficiency and reliability. In their most recent collaboration, Henkel and Covestro developed a solution enabling the efficient fixation of cylindrical li-ion battery cells inside a plastic cell holder. The solution is based on a UV-curing adhesive from Henkel and a UV-transparent polycarbonate blend from Covestro.

Foam for E-Mobility

Customized foam solutions in Rinspeed’s new MetroSnap concept car illustrate the comprehensive know-how of FoamPartner in lightweighting acoustic and thermal materials for next-generation EVs. 
(Photo: FoamPartner)In their new modular MetroSnap concept car, Swiss mobility think tank Rinspeed is once again relying on innovative foam technology from FoamPartner to ensure highly effective acoustic and thermal insulation.

Clariant Masterbatches introduces new colors for high temperature resins used in FAKRA connectors

Available in 14 standard colors, new Clariant masterbatches help ensure performance and color stability in high-temperature engineering plastics. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant announces availability of color masterbatches for use in producing new FAKRA high-speed data connectors for next-generation automobiles. The new masterbatches, available in 14 standard colors, were developed by Clariant in cooperation with major global polymer producers. UL-Yellow Card listed, change controlled, and globally available, the color concentrates help ensure performance and color stability in high-temperature engineering plastics – including Nylon 66, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyphenylene amides (PPA) – used to make the FAKRA connectors.

Foam-free and extremely lightweight for sophisticated components

KRAIBURG TPE’s innovative new technology for thermoplastic elastomers with very low material density allows the production of extremely lightweight thin-walled moldings by injection molding and extrusion that provide excellent surface quality and are able to withstand mechanical loads. (Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE has developed an innovative material technology that enables the production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) with very low density. The result is three new product lines for extremely weight-saving components of a type that is in increasing demand for vehicle construction, power tools and various other application areas.

Fused deposition modeling with 3D printers using thermoplastic elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE

Most of KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers are perfectly suitable for being processed by 3D granule printers from Pollen AM’s P series, which can also manufacture functional multicomponent parts additively using fused deposition modeling (FDM). (Image: © 2019 Pollen AM)KRAIBURG TPE has performed extensive tests to examine the suitability of its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in additive manufacturing (AM). The tests have shown that almost all of the company’s TPEs can be processed with excellent results using fused deposition modeling (FDM) on devices from Pollen AM.

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