Category Archives: Polyamides

Thermoformed PA66 Sheets Offer Promise For Auto Lightweighting

DuPont is advancing its Vizilon thermoplastic composite technology in European demonstration projects with the goal of automotive lightweighting. It’s an interesting composite: A polyamide 66 matrix is used [..]

Automotive, Composites, Europe, Polyamides , ,

New Process Targets Improved Bonding of Hybrid Parts

Metal and plastic are said to bond together better in a newly developed turnkey, automated treatment process that will debut at Plasmatreat’s booth at  K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automation/Robots, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Joining, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material ,

K2016: KraussMaffei Develops New Polyamide Reaction Process

KraussMaffei will be marrying thermoplastics and reactive process machinery in one of the more interesting technology demonstrations at K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 19-26. In a collaboration of [..]

Design, Europe, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Plastic Wheel: Is It In Your Car’s Future?

Plastic automotive wheel rims may be getting closer to prime time. And the payoff could be big in overall vehicle weight savings. BASF this month was awarded a [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyamides , ,

Radiation-Resistant Plastics May Replace Aluminum In Flight To Mars

An English company called Cella Energy has been awarded a U.S. patent for a spaceship material made of hydrogen encapsulated in plastic such as polyethylene. The technology continues [..]

Aircraft, Polyamides

New Plastic Bullets Get Rave Reviews

Gun enthusiasts are raving about a newly developed injection molded, plastic bullet and one even predicts it may be selected by the U.S. Army as ammunition for a [..]

Defense, Epoxy, Injection Molding, North America, Polyamides, Sports ,

Hyundai Innovates With Korean Polyamide Partner

A relatively new Korean producer of polyamide compounds is partnering with Hyundai Motor Co. to introduce new materials for automotive applications. One recent score is a new compound [..]

Automotive, Polyamides , , ,

Pitch-Based Carbon Fiber Boosts Electrical Resistivity

PolyOne yesterday received a U.S. patent for a polyamide compound that has thermal conductivity, electrical surface resistivity, and flame retardancy. The compound uses pitch-based carbon fiber to achieve [..]

Carbon Fiber, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Europe, Flame Retardant, Injection Molding, North America, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material , ,

Auto Demand, Lightweighting Fuel Plastics Expansions

The stock market and overall manufacturing economy are wobbly, but low oil prices, favorable interest rates and high employment  are driving strong demand for cars in North America. [..]

Additives, Automotive, Polyamides, Polyethylene terephthalate , , , , ,

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