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

19 Oct 2017 12:24 Materials

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

11 Dec 2015 10:32 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. more

27 Nov 2015 11:13 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. more

2 Sep 2015 12:19 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. more

21 Jul 2015 14:57 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. more

9 Jul 2015 12:24 Materials

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. more

8 Jul 2015 14:52 Industry News

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

15 Jun 2015 11:59 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. 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. more

1 May 2015 11:15 Materials

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

3 Mar 2015 14:58 Materials

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

23 Feb 2015 12:05 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. more

19 Feb 2015 10:34 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. 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. 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. more

6 Feb 2015 14:37 Materials

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

5 Feb 2015 16:39 NPE 2015

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

20 Jan 2015 10:19 Materials

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. more

9 Dec 2014 15:40 Materials