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  • Novel Coating Dramatically Extends Life of CPVC Screws

    Time is money in most businesses, and plastics processing is no different. At Hayward Industries? plant in Clemmons, N.C., a switch to a unique coating technology extended the screw life on a press molding a CPVC part from 12 months to an astounding eight years ? and counting. details>>
  • Advanced Materials Allow Engineers to Print, Glue and Drive!

    A car that?s glued together sounds like a preposterous idea, but you may have already used one. The BMW i3, a poster child for the era of mass-produced composite vehicles, is assembled with a combination of welding, bonding and adhesives. details>>
  • MIT Develops New CNT Film That Can Heat and Cure Composites

    Researchers believe the carbon nano tube (CNT) film could improve the quality and efficiency of the fabrication processes for large composites, such as wings on commercial aircraft. A new technique looks to take aircraft manufacturing out of the oven. details>>
  • Engineered Sheet Products Develops Clear, Anti-Static Sheet for Dust and Static-Free Applications

    Engineered Sheet Products has developed a unique thermoplastic sheet with anti-static properties inherent throughout, providing permanent protection from the damaging effects of static electricity and dust. Available in a variety of resin systems customized versions, structural reinforcements, flame retardant properties, and wear additives. details>>
  • Saint-Gobain's Performance Plastics Division Expanding Wisconsin Facility

    Saint-Gobain SA's Performance Plastics division is expanding its manufacturing facility in Portage, Wis., with an $11 million investment that will create 42 jobs. The facility produces medical devices using primarily injection molding with some extrusion in medical grade clean rooms. details>>
  • Solvay Launches New Thermoplastic Lightweighting Materials for Aerospace [Q&A]

    Solvay recently launched a new family of semi-finished thermoplastic lightweighting materials for aerospace applications. The completely thermoplastic nature of these materials further opens up avenues related to on-board repair (e.g., on-board welding). details>>
  • World's First Plastic Rear Axle Transmission Crossbeam

    This component is made of one of BASF's new crash grades, Ultramid A3WG10 CR (crash-resistant), a 50% glass fiber reinforced specialty nylon 66. Compared to the die-cast aluminum beam it replaced, this highly durable component offers a weight savings of 25%, better acoustics, as well as excellent mechanical properties even at high temperatures and conforms to the latest crash requirements. details>>
  • Uway Building its First US Extruders

    Uway Extrusion LLC has started producing extruders at its factory in Warren, Ohio. The first extruder should be competed at the end of September. They are also building a machine for stock in Warren which can turn out 5,000 pounds of material an hour. details>>
  • Ashland to Split into Two Public Companies

    Ashland Inc. is splitting itself into two publicly traded companies, one of which will include several plastics-related products. The new Ashland will have annual sales of around $3.6 billion and will include specialty polyester and vinyl ester resins, as well as bioplastics and water-soluble polymers. details>>
  • INglass Italian Manufacturer Sets Up in Michigan Aiming for Lightweight Plastics Market

    The INglass Group SpA announced it chose West Michigan as its new North American headquarters in order to capitalize on the growing market for lightweight composite materials. The development of plastic materials and their mechanical properties are almost limitless. details>>
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