Materials

Xenia launched Xecarb 11

Composites based on PP reinforced with carbon fibre

Materials - Wednesday, 10 April 2019

On the occasion of Mecspe 2019, (Parma, Italy, March 28-30) Xenia brought to market the new series Xecarb 11 of thermoplastics composite grades reinforced with short carbon fibres. After over a year of testing and improvements, Xecarb 11 final result represents the ideal solution for a wide range of applications in chemical, industrial and sport fields...

Victrex invests in the Bond technology

Accelerating the time to market for 3D printed components

Materials - Wednesday, 3 April 2019

To help customers with an accelerated route to market for 3D printed PAEK parts, UK-based Victrex has commenced a multi-million euro investment in Bond High Performance 3D Technology. The Dutch company has developed differentiated 3D printing machinery and software combination which can produce high strength parts from existing grades of...

Fairfax 3D Design choses Latiohm

Conductive compounds for tankers pressure relief valves

Materials - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The UK company Fairfax 3D Design has chosen Latiohm electrically conductive polyamide from Lati as the ideal material from which to manufacture its innovative new pressure relief valve. The pressure, or vacuum, relief valve is designed to be fitted into each compartment on a road tanker...

Masterbatch from Ampacet

Black without carbon black for near infrared sorting technologies

Materials - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Premier global provider of masterbatch and additive materials, services and solutions, Ampacet has developed carbon black-free masterbatch solutions REC-NIR-Black that can help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint by providing a second life for black plastic packaging. These carbon black-free products are part of Ampacet’s sustainable...

Celanese increases production in Italy

More TPC in Ferrara to meet the growing demand

Materials - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The global chemical and specialty materials company, Celanese Corporation, announced on March 6 the expansion of its Pibiflex and Riteflex TPC (thermoplastic co-polyester) production unit at the Donegani facility in Ferrara, Italy to support the continued growth of its global engineered materials business. Celanese recently added one more solid-state...

Scinor Beijing Membrane Technology chooses Solvay

PVDF optimizes new ultrafiltration membranes

Materials - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

To optimize its TIPS membrane technology, Scinor Beijing Membrane Technology chose Solef PVDF from Solvay. TIPS (Thermally Infused Phase Separation) has applications in reverse osmosis pretreatment as well as industrial and drinking water applications. The excellent chemical resistance of Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) was one key factor in...

Evonik: transaction and results

Methacrylates sold to Advent International, growth in 2018

Materials - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Evonik has signed an agreement to sell its methacrylates business to Advent International for three billion euros. The transaction is subject to approval by the authorities in several countries and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. The methacrylates business has 18 production sites and 3,900 employees worldwide and, from...

New recyclable TPU from API

Thermo-abrasion resistant for producing soles in a single-step cycle

Materials - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The Italian company specialized in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, API, which was acquired by global materials company Trinseo in July 2017, presented the new recyclable TPU Apilon 52 A/C-series at Simac Tanning Tech 2019, (February 20-22, Milan). In order to demonstrate the advantages of this material...

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...