High performance polymers from Solvay have been chosen in a further application for the Polimotor 2 next-generation, all plastic engine project. more »

Apr 29, 2016 2:00 PM Materials

Tosaf has developed a new antistatic masterbatch optimised for polypropylene packaging that it says remains highly effective even at very low atmospheric humidity. more »

Apr 28, 2016 10:00 AM Materials

A lightweight, expanded polypropylene bead foam material has been used to achieve almost 3kg of weight savings, as well as reductions in CO2 emissions, in Peugeot’s 308 model. more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:00 PM Materials

Clariant has announced it is to invest CHF 7.5 million (approx. £5.4 million GBP) in specialised equipment and facilities to expand its production of colour and additive masterbatches for use in engineering resins and high-temperature plastics. more »

Apr 27, 2016 10:05 AM Materials

Dow Corning has launched a new silicone masterbatch that is designed to reduce the coefficient of friction (COF) in high-speed form-fill-seal (FFS) packaging operations. more »

Apr 27, 2016 9:47 AM Chinaplas 2016

Independent polymer distributor, Biesterfeld Petroplas Ltd, says it is “looking forward to a bright future” as it celebrates 30 years of business in the UK and Ireland. more »

Apr 26, 2016 11:04 AM Materials

ExxonMobil says the launch of its latest line of performance polymers for demanding film applications shows its commitment to its polyethylene business, its customers and innovation. more »

Apr 26, 2016 10:26 AM Chinaplas 2016

​An absorption additive from Colorant Chromatics, a division of PolyOne, is said to help reduce the amount of energy required to cool shopping centres, sports stadiums and other large indoor facilities. more »

Apr 25, 2016 2:00 PM Materials

Specialists in infrared heat technology for thermoforming equipment, Ceramicx, are heading to the East with its latest product innovations for China’s machinery builders. more »

Apr 25, 2016 11:17 AM Chinaplas 2016

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