Basf at Simac 2019

Innovative materials and computer simulation for optimized shanks for shoes

Materials - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

From February 20-22, 2019, Simac, the international machinery and technology exhibition for shoes, is being held in Milan and Basf is presenting the newest material developments together with Ultrasim computer simulation, targeted specifically on manufacturing optimized shanks for shoes...

Medical application for PEEK

Polymer in place of metal and ceramics in dental prostheses

Materials - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

At the European Association of Osseointegration (EAO) Congress, recently held in Vienna, dental clinicians from the Malo Clinic, Lisbon, reported positive results when Juvora a PEEK polymer-based solution, replaces traditional metal and ceramic materials. Their findings were those of a two-year follow-up study of dental restorations implemented...

Lati for electrical installation

PVC-free corrugated pipes and conduits

Materials - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The removal of halogens and other hazardous substances from materials intended for the electric and electronics sector is an industrial priority since long. The main reason lies in the dangerousness of these products when they reach their end of life. For some compounds, this process started successfully, for example with the use of...

Stratasys and Google Arts and Culture

3D printed realism helps bring ancient artifacts to life

Materials - Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Underscoring the power of realism in 3D printed models, Stratasys and Google Arts and Culture are re-imagining some of the world’s most cherished artifacts and historical monuments through additive manufacturing. Backed by advanced colour and multi-material functionality of the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, historians can now re-create these...

New compounds from Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri

Marfran A: above all crystalline transparency and weather resistance

Materials - Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The new Marfran A family of compounds from Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri stands out thanks to features such as transparency, elasticity, luster and resistance to weather agents, which make the compounds particularly suitable for optical and automotive industrial applications...

40 million euros for R&D

Chem-Trend opens new lab in Germany

Materials - Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The world market leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-performance release agents, purging compounds, and other process chemical specialties, Chem-Trend, announced the opening of an advanced research and development (R&D) laboratory space in Maisach, Germany, about 25 kilometres west of Munich. The new lab...

Acquisition in the additive manufacturing

Evonik buys North American manufacturer of powders

Materials - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The US-based technology startup for 3D printing materials headquartered in Austin, Texas, Structured Polymers, has been acquired by Evonik. The acquisition will provide this latter access to a new patented technology that will allow the company to expand its portfolio of specialty polymer powders in the additive manufacturing market...

New Lanxess startup

Online marketplace CheMondis launched successfully

Materials - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

A new global online marketplace for chemical products, CheMondis, has been successfully launched. The startup founded by specialty chemicals company Lanxess is set up as a cross-manufacturer and cross-dealer B2B platform on which products can be bought and sold. “Developing new business models is an important element of the...

Technyl One New Generation

The safety and environment insurance for digital cities

Materials - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Solvay Performance Polyamides has introduced an enhanced version of Technyl One, the company’s range of halogen-free flame-retardant materials. The new generation of products meets the challenges of the digital transforming of cities by delivering more performance, safety and environmental protection...

40 years of PEEK

Innovation never stops

Materials - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

November 1978 marked the invention of PEEK (polyetheretherketone), a new high-performance polymer (HPP). The following 40 years blazed a trail of pioneering innovation, across a range of industries and often in demanding applications that initially seemed an unlikely candidate for the thermoplastic. The dynamic driver of the success of this...

Lati launches new compound

Technical performances and aesthetics with permanent antistatic and colourable grades

Materials - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The rising number of conductive compounds in state-of-the-art technological solutions demand greater and greater control over the electrical characteristics available in manufactured goods. This is particularly true for projects that need to comply with Atex standards, destined for use in explosive atmospheres...

At Kuala Lumpur

Kraiburg TPE achieves new Asia Pacific milestone with additional production line

Materials - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

At Kuala Lumpur, Kraiburg TPE’s will begin operations of a new production line at its Malaysia plant this month to boost production capacity by 35% and increase Kraiburg TPE’s total production capabilities to 60,000 metric tons worldwide. Kraiburg TPE is expanding its offices and warehouse in Malaysia in tandem with the new...