Plastic Raw Material

BASF’s Ultramid PA and Ultradur PBT for EV plug-in connectors now globally available

BASF announced that its range of Ultramid polyamide (PA) and Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) are now available globally for equipping vehicle interior and exterior high-voltage plug-in connectors. Switzerland-based TE Connectivity is one of the first companies to produce connectors for hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) using various Ultramid grades. The high-voltage connectors can be identified […]

Plastics Industry News

Messe Düsseldorf expands international portfolio of trade fairs for the plastics and rubber industry

Partnership for IRAN PLAST agreed Messe Düsseldorf, successful host of international trade fairs for the plastics and rubber industry, has now extended its portfolio. Iranian National Petrochemical Company NPC and Messe Düsseldorf have agreed on cooperating comprehensively for the IRAN PLAST trade fair. The new partnership will already take effect at the coming trade show, […]

plastic processing

Moldex3D Digimat-RP released for material modeling of reinforced plastics

Taiwan-CoreTech System Co. Ltd. (Moldex3D) has released the new Moldex3D Digimat-RP for material modeling of reinforced plastics. Digimat-RP is a unique nonlinear multi-scale structural modeling solution for fiber reinforced plastic parts developed by e-Xstream engineering, a MSC Software company. It provides not only an innovative micromechanical modeling approach for optimal and predictive design of composite […]

Plastics news

Parx Plastics launches antibacterial PMMA for manufacture of hospital beds

The Netherlands-based Parx Plastics announced that it has finished it verification tests on different grades of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and adds them to the portfolio of antimicrobial concentrates. These lightweight and shatter-resistant thermoplastics are used for the production of sheets to be formed into shapes for hospital beds. Parx Plastics launches antibacterial PMMA for manufacture […]

Plastic Prices

Monthly declines on September PS deals vary in Europe

According to ChemOrbis, PS transactions for September started to be reported with sizeable drops from August in Europe this week. Drops of up to €100/ton are passing on transactions depending on supplier. The reduced availability from Central European producers resulted in comparatively modest decreases of €50-70/ton from these sellers though. Some converters reported purchasing their […]