Tag Archives: nylon

Camaro SS Air/Oil Separator Targets Improved Acceleration Performance

The new Chevrolet LT1 Camaro SS is using an injection molded separator to keep liquid oil from travelling up filtered air systems into the vehicle’s intake systems during [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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Why DuPont Needs to Win Its Proxy Fight With Trian

The continuing hedge funds’ attack on global chemicals and plastics giants will be a major story in 2015. Last fall Bayer’s stock rose more than 6 percent on [..]

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Impact of the Glock Design Continues to Grow

Financial news announced yesterday by Smith & Wesson shows the increasing importance of injection molding to the firearms industry. The Springfield, Mass. company is acquiring all of the [..]

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Incompetent Molding Factored In Aston Martin Brake Recall

What’s the real China price? Luxury auto maker Aston Martin, which sell its cars for close to $200,000 each, is recalling 5,001 cars built since 2007, its entire [..]

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German Fire Opens Door For Renewably Sourced Polyamides

One of the ironies of the tragic fire at Evonik’s CDT (cyclododecatriene), plant in Marl, Germany almost a month ago is that it is creating a significant market [..]

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Tata Toyo Uses Zytel Plus Under The Hood

Almost two years ago, DuPont announced the development of a new technology tradenamed “Shield” that it called the most important development in nylon in 30 years. The bragging [..]

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Fluoroelastomer Solves GM Transmission Warranty Issue

An automotive industry game-changing material that processes like plastic but has the flexibility of an elastomer is now being broadly used for a sealing application in General Motors [..]

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New DuPont Technology Boosts Molding Productivity

Interesting new molding technology is quietly being implemented by DuPont in Europe. A new electronic connector gasket from Dana integrates wiring harness, power connectors and Zytel nylon and [..]

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