Category Archives: Polystyrene

Invention Targets Mechanical Weakness of Molded-In Antennas

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp., Tokyo, says it has developed a superior compound for making three-dimensional antennas in cellphones. The glass-reinforced alloy of polycarbonate and ABS contains as much as [..]

ABS, Asia, Electronics, Filler, Injection Molding, Laser Structuring, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Reinforcing Material , , ,

Lexmark Makes Impressive Gains In PCR Use

James Drummond, who leads plastics engineering at Lexmark, has a very interesting and aggressive view about the future of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics. He is espousing—and implementing—a concept [..]

ABS, Design, Electronics, Flame Retardant, Green, North America, Polystyrene , ,

Tiko Is The New Big Thing in 3D Printing

The promise of additive manufacturing is attracting plenty of creative, and very interesting, engineering. On one end, injection molding machinery manufacturers such as Arburg and Sandretto are creating [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, PLA, Polyamides, Polystyrene , , , , , ,

‘Styrofoam’ packaging: It’s Good Stuff. It Really Is

It seems that expanded polystyrene foam has been the scourge of amateur environmentalists since the very first Earth Day. In my town in Massachusetts, a science teacher at [..]

Green, North America, Packaging, Polystyrene ,

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 , , , , ,

BASF Supports New Polymeric Flame Retardant

Industry support is building for a Dow-developed polymeric replacement for HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane). BASF announced its support for the announcement that Dow Chemical has signed a license agreement with [..]

Construction, Europe, Flame Retardant, Foam, North America, Polystyrene , , , , , ,