Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. Offers Technical Training Courses to Address Industry Skills Gap and Other Industry Challenges

ARDL has expanded its technical training programs, workshops, webinars and educational outreach initiatives to assist customers and the industry as a whole by providing tools for today’s young professionals and veteran industry workers alike.  As many in the elastomer industry know, technical expertise is critical but also declining as highly skilled professionals retire. It is […]

Dow Corning launches advanced flame retardant synergist at Chinaplas 2017

Dow Corning selected the venue of Chinaplas 2017 to launch an advanced new silicone technology designed to resolve mechanical performance degradation and corrosivity issues caused by high loadings of traditional flame-retardant (FR) additives, such as organic phosphorus, in polyamide (PA) compounds. By cutting the total amount of organic phosphorus additive in PA6 and PA66 compounds […]

Avery Dennison boosts healthcare materials business with acquisition of Finesse Medical

Avery Dennison Corp. (Glendale, CA) announced today that it has acquired Finesse Medical Ltd., a manufacturer of healthcare products used in the management of wound care and skin conditions. The acquisition “will accelerate the achievement of our long-term strategic and financial goals for our industrial and healthcare materials segment,” commented Avery Dennison President and CEO […]

NEW ULTRA-SOFT MEDICAL TPE GELS EXHIBIT LOW SURFACE TACK AND ENHANCED ADHESION TO POLYPROPYLENE IN OVER-MOLDING

Medalist® MD-16100 and 10100 Series TPEs from Teknor Apex Overcome Limitations of Standard Gels and Provide Device Makers with Cost-Effective Alternatives to Silicones. PAWTUCKET, RI, U.S.A., May 8, 2017: The ultra-soft thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) known as gels are greatly valued in medical applications for their cushioning properties, but they have challenged device designers because of […]