Sanitized opens new TecCenter for plastics and textile testing

Sanitized AG, a Swiss supplier of antimicrobial products for the plastics and textile industries, has opened the new SANITIZED TecCenter at its Burgdorf headquarters. The new TecCenter offers testing capabilities for polymer and textile coatings. It has the equipment to manufacture plastic films or coating support systems and textiles. Repellent plastics and textiles can be […]

Plastics supply chain works to minimize infections

Washington — Medical device makers, hospitals, and even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have spent the last several years scrambling for a solution to contain hospital-acquired infections — without much to show for it. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are still causing patient deaths. Since 2012, there have been about […]

Toho Tenax Europe joins project aimed at furthering Industry 4.0 initiative

Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres and composites business, has announced that its German subsidiary Toho Tenax Europe (TTE) will participate in a technology development project aimed at contributing to Industry 4.0, the German initiative for a fourth-generation industrial revolution. The project, called iComposite 4.0, was launched by 10 leading […]

New ‘dryer-less’ sheet extrusion system processes post-consumer PET & APET regrind

Processing Technologies International (PTi), among the leading global manufacturers of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, has successfully demonstrated that its unique “dryer-less” twin-screw sheet extrusion production system can convert mixed regrind (PETG and APET) into processable, high-quality thermoformed sheet for consumer packaging. “Our dryer-less twin-screw system is a new option that is well suited to process […]

A new series of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products for smart wearable devices

a new series of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products for smart wearable devices, Estane®SMART TPU hass been launched by The Lubrizol Corporation’s Engineered Polymers business. The Estane SMART TPU product portfolio is specifically designed to address the rapidly growing wearable device market, particularly for soft-touch bands in smartwatches and fitness tracker applications. The Estane SMART TPU […]