Category Archives: Conductive Material

PolyOne Expands Conductive Compound IP

PolyOne, Avon Lake, Ohio, is expanding its intellectual portfolio of electrically conductive compounds with a new technology for incorporating carbon nanotubes in polycarbonate. A patent application published yesterday [..]

Asia, Conductive Material, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, North America, Polycarbonate , , ,

Nano Diamond Composites Target Smaller Electronic Devices

Efforts to further miniaturize electronics such as Apple iPhones may get a boost from engineering plastics compounded with industrial diamonds. A Finnish development company called Carbodeon is attempting [..]

Conductive Material, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Filler, Injection Molding, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide

New Germ-Fighting Polymer Gets Medical Test

A novel, newly developed antimicrobial plastic is being tested by a Southern U.S. healthcare group as a potentially safer way to protect catheters and other medical devices from [..]

Antimicrobial, Conductive Material, Medical ,

Crash-Proof Electronic Detonator Developed For Bunker-Busting Bombs

Electronics 3D printed on plastics such as Kapton polyimide or silicon-based PDMS could be used to detonate bunker-buster bombs after penetrating deep into the earth. Initial testing shows [..]

Additive manufacturing, Conductive Material , ,

BASF Takes Aim At Shielded Plastics Opportunities

BASF is actively exploring shielded plastics applications, particularly automotive, as a major market opportunity. One of the exhibits at the BASF booth is a housing for an electric [..]

Automotive, Conductive Material, Design , ,

There May Finally Be Some Juice In ElectriPlast’s Current

From 2002 to 2006, a Washington company received rave headlines from trade and consumer newspapers for its newly developed conductive plastics. A headline in the Chicago Tribune after [..]

Carbon Fiber, Conductive Material

LPKF Fights Patent Infringement On LDS Process

On July 8, the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany ordered Motorola Deutschland and Motorola Mobility USA to refrain from selling cell phones in Germany that infringe on LPKF’s [..]

Asia, Conductive Material, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Injection Molding, Laser Structuring, Micro Molding , ,

High-End Plastics Are Coming for 3D Printing

High-powered engineering plastics such as polyether imide (PEI), polyimide (PI), polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), and self-reinforced polyphenylene (SRP) are being developed for 3D printing processes. The materials offer significant improvements [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Conductive Material, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, North America , , , , , , ,

Outlander Features Fenders Molded In 2-Cavity Tool

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business continues to tune up grades targeting automotive exterior body panel applications. In an interesting new development, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) selected Noryl GTX 989 [..]

Asia, Automotive, Conductive Material, Design, Injection Molding, Polyamides ,

Super-Light Aerographite Boosts Conductivity of Plastics

German scientists say they have created a network of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at nano and micro level. It is described as the lightest material [..]

Conductive Material, Electronics