Category Archives: PEEK

PlastiComp Expands Proprietary CFRP Compounding

PlastiComp, a compounder in Winona, Minnesota, is boosting capacity of an interesting, proprietary process to make long-fiber, carbon-reinforced plastic (CFRP) pellets. The additional, higher-volume carbon fiber pultrusion line [..]

Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Glass-Reinforced Composites, North America, PEEK, polypropylene

PEEK Overmolds Press-Formed Composite Part

Composite engineering will become increasingly complex to provide strong structural parts for aerospace and automotive load applications. A good example comes from the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Compression, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, PEEK, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

Solvay Revives Work On The All-Plastic Engine

Solvay is reviving its development work on the “Polimotor” all-plastic car engine. The Brussels-based company announced in a press release that it will replace up to ten metal [..]

Automotive, PEEK , , ,

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 , , , , , , ,

Solvay, Victrex Boost PEEK Investments

Solvay is boosting its global PEEK capacity to more than 2,500 metric tons with a new plant in Augusta, Georgia, that reflects high demand for high-heat engineering thermoplastics. [..]

PEEK ,

Foster Expands API, Implant Polymer Manufacturing Footprint

Foster Corp., a medical polymer compounder that dared to go where chemical giants like DuPont wouldn’t, is building a new plant to support increased demand for manufacturing drug [..]

Bioresorbables, HDPE, Medical, North America, PEEK , , , , , ,

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