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Minghua selects ELIX ABS H801 for new spoiler projects

Minghua selects ELIX ABS H801 for new spoiler projects.Shenyang Minghua Mould & Plastic Technology Co., Ltd. (Minghua), a leading supplier of automotive exterior parts for premium OEMs, has selected ELIX Polymers ABS H801 for spoiler and aeroblade parts for the new BMW X5, X7, and X6M cars. This follows an intensive collaboration between Minghua and ELIX Polymers.

ELIX Polymers launches product line for consumer sectors with special requirements on safety of use

ELIX Polymers launches product line for consumer sectors with special requirements on safety of use. (Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR021)ELIX Polymers is launching a new line of ABS products under the brand name Chemical Compliance (CC) for applications that include toys, cosmetic containers, and products that come into contact with food. The aim of the new range is to satisfy the requirements of consumers increasingly concerned about the safety aspects of materials that day-to-day products are made from. Reinforced standards applied during production of CC grades will enable ELIX to offer additional guarantees on regulatory compliance during the lifetime of finished products.

DSM brings additive manufacturing one step closer to industrial production with new carbon fiber filament

Novamid® ID1030 CF10 is designed for printing functional prototypes and industrial applications.
(Photo: DSM: DSMMTPR010)Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living today announced its new carbon fiber filled grade PA6/66 filament Novamid® ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing. Despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10% - much lower than other carbon filled materials - it produces functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding while matching the easy and fast printing of unreinforced plastics.

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world.A world premiere in the Netherlands: the first PlasticRoad bike path was recently opened in Zwolle, Overijssel. Inventors of the PlasticRoad, Anne Koudstaal and Simon Jorritsma – together with Member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel, Bert Boerman and Alderman William Dogger of the municipality of Zwolle, cycled the first bike path made from recycled plastic. The concept was presented three years ago by road construction company KWS (a Royal VolkerWessels company). Wavin and Total joined forces with KWS in 2016 to develop the concept into a product. A second PlasticRoad bike path pilot in Giethoorn, near the pilot location in Zwolle, will be opened in November.

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

TotalThe 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.

Vorwerk selects ELIX 5120 premium ABS-Blend for Thermomix food processor – and awards “A” supplier status to ELIX Polymers

Vorwerk selects ELIX 5120 premium ABS-Blend for Thermomix food processor – and awards “A” supplier status to ELIX Polymers. 
(Photos: ELIX Polymers, PR036)Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH has selected ELIX ABS-Blend 5120 for the control panel housing of its new Thermomix TM5 food processor. ABS Blend E.5120 is produced by ELIX Polymers S.L., a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe.

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