Category Archives: Oil Country

PEEK, PEI Growth Explodes While PC Plants Close

Growth for high-end, specialty engineering plastics will far outpace the bread-and-butter, big-volume types as design engineers push the needle on applications requiring high heat or other demanding properties in [..]

ABS, Aircraft, Automotive, Engineering Thermoplastics, Medical, Oil Country, PEEK, Polyamides, Polycarbonate, Polyphenylene sulfide , , , , , , ,

New Super Plastics Can Beat Metals

An under-the-radar Arizona-based company has developed new molding and sizing technology to produce what it calls “the strongest line of injection moldable thermoplastic composites available.” The reinforcing material [..]

Aircraft, Alternative energy, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Defense, Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Industrial, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Oil Country, Polyamides, Polyphenylene sulfide, Polyphthalamide, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

Liquidmetal Expands Its IP Around Metal Molding

Liquidmetal Technologies is working on an “eco system” of intellectual property in its efforts to commercialize its amorphous metal injection molding business. “We have patents and applications on [..]

Aircraft, Amorphous Metals, North America, Oil Country

Fire In The Hole: Good News for Apple’s Prized Molding Material

Its expenses are rising. Its revenues are dropping. But the tide of red ink is not damping enthusiasm at what may be the most important breakthrough technology in [..]

Amorphous Metals, Design, Injection Molding, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Metals, North America, Oil Country , ,

Auto Sourcing Execs Caught With Their Shorts Down –Again

Automotive sourcing managers are back in the soup again just a year after Japanese tsunami-related production problems triggered supply disruptions for six months. Now execs at GM, Ford, [..]

Alternative energy, Asia, Automotive, Europe, Management, North America, Oil Country ,

Bioplastics at NPE2012: My Take

Bioplastics were not front and center at the year’s National Plastics Exposition, held in Orlando, FL this week. NPE is the every-three-years show where companies roll out their [..]

Asia, Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Europe, Green, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Oil Country, Sports , ,

Biodegradable Plastics May Clean Up Fracking Pollution

A major emerging producer of bioplastics is teaming with a Houston energy company in an attempt to develop a more environmentally effective way to remove natural gas from [..]

Bioplastics, Green, North America, Oil Country

Film-to-Metal Laminates Eliminate Adhesives

Materials’ specialist Rogers Corp. is bonding PEEK film to metal foils in a heat lamination process that overcomes adhesive delamination problems. The reduction of VOCs also results in [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Engineering Thermoplastics, Lamination, North America, Oil Country , ,