Category Archives: Acrylic

Microsoft Invents Micro Molded Light Guides

Microsoft has developed a micro injection molding technology to make light guides for handheld and other electronic devices. The micro light guide receives light from an illuminator and [..]

Acrylic, Electronics, Micro Molding, Molds & Moldmaking, Polycarbonate , , , , ,

3M Targets Ultrasonic Assist To Mold Complex Optical Parts

3M has developed a technology that uses ultrasonic energy applied to a plastic-filled mold to relieve flow-induced stresses in a still-forming precision optical part. The technology addresses the [..]

Acrylic, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Injection Molding, North America , , , ,

PDH Plants May Be The Death Knell For Bioacrylic

Four years ago when propylene and acrylic were in short supply, talk of bioacrylic was all the rage. There were at least five ventures under way to produce [..]

Acrylic, Bioplastics

Blind-Spot Sensor Moves to Tail Lamp in F-150

Ford wanted to include its Blind Spot Information System or BLIS as part of several safety enhancements in the 2015 F-150 trucks, but needed some plastics engineering derring-do to [..]

Acrylic, Automotive, Design, North America , , , ,

Evonik Loses Taste For Low-Margin Plastics

Add Evonik to the list of corporate giants that prefers other, higher-growth, businesses to plastics. According to a report from Reuters, CEO Klaus Engel said that results from [..]

Acrylic, PEEK, Polyamides

Functional Foils Replace ITO Lamination in Highly Automated Cell

One of the many interesting demonstrations at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany next month will be a highly automated cell showing how indium tin oxide foils can be [..]

Acrylic, Automation/Robotics, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Europe, In-Mold Decorating, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Lamination , , ,

Evonik Develops Acrylic WPC for Injection Molding

The potential for molding with renewably sourced materials is intriguing while seemingly elusive. The conversation usually does not include a compound based 50% on wood waste materials because [..]

Acrylic, Europe, Green, Industrial, Injection Molding, Plastic Compounds, Wood-plastic composite , ,

Japanese Process Creates Nanoscale Molded Detail

Japan Steelworks (JSW) has developed a low pressure compression process to form molded parts with nanoscale details, high aspect ratios, and sharp edges. Cycle times are typically a [..]

Acrylic, Asia, compression molding, Electronics, Industrial, Injection compression, Medical, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Telecommunications , , , , ,