BASF to Highlight New Halogen-Free, Flame Retardant Polyurethane at Interwire 2009

ASF, the world’s largest supplier of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), is introducing Elastollan® 1190 A 10 FHF, a new halogen-free, flame retardant grade of TPU for wire and cable applications. The new offering will be introduced at the Interwire 2009 trade exposition, April 25-30, at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional benefits of the new […]

Ford breaks New Ground with all-Polypropylene Body Panels produced using LyondellBasell's Hifax Compounded Resin

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — LyondellBasell Industries’ Hifax TRC 280X compounded polypropylene (PP) resin is being used to produce the tailgate outer panel and the roof spoiler for the Kuga, Ford’s new crossover model. It is the first time Ford in Europe has used an advanced polyolefin in a body panel application. The components are manufactured by […]

Ford breaks New Ground with all-Polypropylene Body Panels produced using LyondellBasell’s Hifax Compounded Resin

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — LyondellBasell Industries’ Hifax TRC 280X compounded polypropylene (PP) resin is being used to produce the tailgate outer panel and the roof spoiler for the Kuga, Ford’s new crossover model. It is the first time Ford in Europe has used an advanced polyolefin in a body panel application. The components are manufactured by […]

Reportlinker Adds World Plastic Additives Market Report

 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic Additives in Thousands of Tons and US$ Million. The major product segments analyzed are Fillers (Mineral Fillers, & Other Fillers), Plasticizers (Phthalate Plasticizers, & Other Plasticizers), Reinforcing Agents, Flame Retardants (Aluminum Oxide Hydrates, Antimony Oxide, Bromine-Based Compounds, Chlorine-Based Compounds, Phosphorus-Based Compound, & Other Flame Retardants), Colorants (Titanium […]

In Germany, plastics packaging sector has an optimistic attitude about the future

Despite the economic slowdown in the fourth quarter of 2008 Germany’s plastics packaging industry achieved satisfactory results last year, reported The German association of plastics packaging, IK Industrievereinigung Kunst-stoffverpackungen e.V. The economic downturn in Germany has affected also the packaging industry. But nevertheless it is noticeable that the impact remains below the alarming forecasts. The […]