Monthly Archives: May 2016

ADDITIVES: Snakelike Effects Masterbatch for Flexible Film

Amopacet’s latest special effect additives technology creates multidimensional color and texture. The latest in special-effect colorant/additive masterbatches from Ampacet Corp., Tarrytown, N.Y., is the new patent-ending ReptyleFx, said to create unique, customizable colors and surface textures in flexible plastic film, which enables designers to create edgy new products that replicate the tactile and visual appealRead More

Entex never stops improving its planetary roller extruder

Entex Rust & Mitschke GmbH continues to develop new modules for its well established planetary roller extruder. A new one enables direct feeding into the roller to get more energy in and out of the material and makes the design easier. “We replaced the original feeding section with a planetary feeding section, the material isRead More

LDS technology ready for next-generation wireless technology, says LPKF

  In cooperation with the Institute of High Frequency Technology and Radio Systems (Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Funksysteme, HFT) at Leibniz University of Hannover, the LPKF Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) technique is currently being scrutinized for its suitability for next-generation wireless applications. Publications due for release in late mid-2016 demonstrate the applicability of the LDSRead More

Alok to tap LED industry with light diffusing masterbatch

The Delhi-based Alok, one of the leading manufacturers of masterbatches (a key raw material for making plastic products), is eyeing to tap the growing light emitting diodes (LED) industry with its innovative products that help reduce the harmful effect of this energy-efficient lighting source on eyes. While the benefits of LED – such as beingRead More

InterPlas Thailand 2016 Wooing Indian Plastic Manufacturers

InterPlas Thailand 2016, the international trade exhibition on plastic, will be held from 7 to 10 July 2016 at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Bangkok in Thailand. According to Suttisak Wilanan, deputy managing director, Reed Tradex Company, the organiser of the show, there is a rising demand for engineering plastics and bio-plastics that areRead More

Biodegradable plastic ‘false solution’ for ocean waste problem

UN’s top environmental scientist warns bottles and bags do not break down easily and sink, as report highlights the ubiquity of plastic debris in oceans Biodegradable plastic water bottles and shopping bags are a false solution to the ubiquitous problem of litter in the oceans, the UN’s top environmental scientist has warned. Biodegradable plastic ‘falseRead More

Liquid Antimicrobial Agents Provide Enhanced Product Protection at Lower Dosages than Pellet Masterbatches

+Clean™ Antimicrobials from Riverdale Global Are Available in Individual Containers, in Custom Blends with Liquid Colors, or as Part of the GlobalPlus™ Range of Sealed Liquid Additives ASTON, PA, U.S.A., May 23, 2016: A new series of antimicrobial agents for use with polyolefins and engineering thermoplastics provides more effective product protection at lower letdowns thanRead More

Building a better 3D-printing toolbox

Autodesk focuses on creating an unbroken design and additive manufacturing chain Autodesk (San Rafael, CA) is certainly not alone in seeing a bright future for additive manufacturing (AM), aka 3D printing, but through recent acquisitions and a single-minded focus on creating a seamless AM path from design to manufacture, it hopes to accelerate the technology’sRead More