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HENRY THOMAS

Geoff McFarland, Engineering professor and director at Renishaw, elected as a fellow to the Royal Academy of Engineering. Read more

Industry News

Solvay has launched Technyl Red S, a weldable high temperature polyamide for car engine turbochargers. Read more

Materials

Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse 2 flying towards the US West Coast © Solar Impulse | Revillard | Rezo.ch

Covestro has announced that it is extending its sponsorship with Solar Impulse, as it prepares to complete its journey round the world in 2016. Read more

Materials

BASF has announced it is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe, which will see the creation of around 50 new jobs. Read more

Materials

The BMW Group is producing injection-moulded glove box compartments from a newly developed ABS blend that is both eliminating processing problems and reducing cycle times. Read more

Materials

Victrex has announced the acquisition of US-based polymer gears specialist, Kleiss Gears, in a move it says will enhance its ability to provide “complete integrated solutions” for its customers. Read more

Industry News

Northampton-based produced of injection moulded polymer bearings and components, igus, has helped a team of undergraduate students achieve a 2kg weight reduction in a racing car design project. Read more

Materials

Solar Impulse

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Solvay, one of the technology partners to the Solar Impulse project, has congratulated the pilots and their teams on crossing the Pacific Ocean without using any fuel. Read more

Industry News

DuPont Performance Polymers has increased its production capacity for Nylon at its German facility by 20 percent. Read more

Materials

What determines friction between thermoplastic components?

This month, polymer expert and technical blog author, Dr Charlie Geddes, goes back to the classroom when it comes to friction. Read more

12 May 2015 12:29 Materials Blog

Victrex has announced it has successfully commissioned the first production stream of its £90 million third Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) manufacturing plant in northern England. Read more

Materials

Bayer MaterialScience has announced the acquisition of Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) in order to expand its range of polycarbonate composite products. Read more

Materials

Materials distributor, Total Polymer Solutions (TPS) has announced a new strategic collaboration with PolyOne to distribute its products in the UK and Ireland. Read more

Materials

UK-based producer of high-performance Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers, Victrex, has announced it is to construct a major Polymer Innovation Centre in northern England. Read more

Materials

Will Styrenic thermoplastics evolve further to meet design demands?

Does design drive demand? This month, polymer expert and technical blog author, Dr Charlie Geddes, looks at whether styrenic thermoplastics will evolve further if demand warrants it. Read more

9 Feb 2015 16:21 Materials Blog

Five synthetic materials with the power to change the world

Valeria Arrighi, Associate Professor and Acting Head of Materials Chemistry at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, shares her opinion on the five types of polymer that will shape the future. Read more

9 Feb 2015 12:39 Guest Blog

Materials distributor, Plastribution, has been appointed as an official distributor of ExxonMobil Chemical’s Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) in the UK. Read more

Materials

Royal DSM will demonstrate how its materials have been used in some of the latest application innovations to be introduced to market. Read more

NPE 2015

ALBIS is returning to NPE to demonstrate its capabilities in the area of applications for lighting technologies. Read more

NPE 2015

The countdown to the first attempt to fly around the globe without using any fuel has started this week, made possible by a plane powered by plastics. Read more

Materials