Monthly Archives: April 2009

Wittmann introduces low clearance telescopic pneumatic robots

Wittmann, a manufacturer of robots and peripheral equipment for the plastics industry, has recently introduced the W710T and W710TS “pick and place” high performance pneumatic robots. With telescopic Y-arm, these models are designed specifically for applications requiring minimum clearance where robot automation may not have previously been considered. The suffix “T” identifies the “telescopic” featureRead More

ENSINGER introduces TECASINT product line

ENSINGER, a supplier and processor of semi-finished products, profiles and technical parts made of engineering and high-performance plastics, has extended its program within the area of amorphous, non-melting high-temperature polyimides. The new product line, TECASINT, includes several new developments and modifications, as well as proven materials which have been established in the market under theRead More

ExxonMobil Chemical launches ‘comfort touch’ Santoprene TPV for autos

ExxonMobil Chemical, a global petrochemical company, has introduced Santoprene TPV 8211-85 M350, a high-flow thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) providing a unique “comfort touch” and excellent surface qualities for automotive interiors while offering significant cost reduction opportunities. The “comfort touch” provided by Santoprene TPV M350 prevents the cushion-like indentation that is often associated with alternative foamed materialRead More

ExxonMobil Chemical launches 'comfort touch' Santoprene TPV for autos

ExxonMobil Chemical, a global petrochemical company, has introduced Santoprene TPV 8211-85 M350, a high-flow thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) providing a unique “comfort touch” and excellent surface qualities for automotive interiors while offering significant cost reduction opportunities. The “comfort touch” provided by Santoprene TPV M350 prevents the cushion-like indentation that is often associated with alternative foamed materialRead More

Victrex Introduces VICTREX® ST™ Polymer

 Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex plc and leading provider of high performance polyketones including VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer, VICOTE® Coating and APTIV™ films, has introduced a new proprietary range of products: VICTREX® ST™ polymer. This innovative new product line is part of the VICTREX PEEK product family and is designed to perform in theRead More

Canadian Oil Sands profit tumbles with oil price

Canadian Oil Sands Trust (COS_u.TO), which holds the biggest stake in the world’s No. 1 oil sands producer, said Wednesday its quarterly profit dropped 86 percent due to skidding oil prices and difficulties mining enough ore to run processing plants full out. The trust, which has a 36.7 percent share of the Syncrude Canada LtdRead More

Oil prices continue decline on swine flu fears

Crude prices fell for the second day on Tuesday as concerns over the swine flu outbreak weighed the markets. The swine flu virus which has killed more than 100 people in Mexico has spread to more countries. The number of confirmed human swine flu cases in the United States has risen to 64 on Tuesday.Read More

Churchill TCUs live again

The Churchill temperature controller brand, a long-established name in British plastics processing, is to be given a new lease of life by Single of Germany. Single Temperiertechnik, which builds more than 5,000 temperature controllers a year at Hochdorf, has bought the rights to the name and will be selling equipment branded as Churchill in BritainRead More

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