Category Archives: Plastic Compounds

Finally–A Major Capacity Boost For Ultem

Demand for Ultem polyetherimide began to spike above supply in 2014, allowing significant price increases while SABIC made incremental increases in capacity. Now a big hike in capacity [..]

Engineering Thermoplastics ,

Engel Advances In-Situ Polymerization of Polyamide Composites

Engel is significantly fine-tuning a potentially game-changing approach to the production of composite parts. The overall technology is the anionic polymerization of caprolactam to polyamide 6, which allows [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, Polyamides , ,

Look For Role of Bamboo To Grow

Look for bamboo’s role in bioplastics (and as a plastics replacement) to grow because of contributions in the climate change argument, as well as a program by China [..]

Asia, Bioplastics ,

HP’s New 3D Printer: Better, But Still Far From Prime Time

Hewlett Packard’s ambitious effort to remake the industrial 3D printing business is picking up steam with a growing cohort of materials’ collaborators and new equipment hitting the market [..]

Additive manufacturing, Polyamides, polypropylene ,

Dow’s Huge Sadara Project Looks Like A Winner

Sadara Chemical Co., Dow’s huge joint venture in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Aramco, is putting significant wind in the company’s sails as it prepares to spin out from [..]

HDPE, polypropylene, Polyurethane foam , ,

Apple Invents System To CoMold Plastic and Ceramic

Apple is developing ways to improve the durability and usefulness of ceramic as a housing for smart phones and watches. In a patent application published today, Apple discloses [..]

ABS, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Insert Molding, North America, Polyamides , ,

Dell Uses 1 Million Pounds of Recycled Carbon Fiber This Year

Global computer manufacturer Dell Technologies says it will use approximately 1 million pounds of recycled carbon fiber this year, more than double the volume from the previous two [..]

Carbon Fiber, Electronics, North America, Polycarbonate , , ,

Kurz Eyes 3D Printing On Foil

German foil maker Kurz is developing a technology that will replace in-mold decorating (IMD) with 3D printing for specific applications that create a whole new look of customized [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Europe, In-mold labeling (IML), Polycarbonate , ,

Thermoplastics Break Out In 3D-Printed Autoclavable Tools

Additive Engineering Solutions of Akron Ohio has successfully printed autoclavable composite molding tools in 16 different thermoplastics using a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine from Cincinnati Inc. [..]

Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Engineering Thermoplastics, Molds & Moldmaking, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide , , ,

The Future of DuPont’s Global-Leading Bio Materials Looks Murky

As the DowDuPont saga unfolds, one of the more interesting story lines will be the fate of DuPont’s best-in-class biomaterials business, which began with a collaboration more than [..]

Bioplastics, Green, Management, North America