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 […]

Kraiburg TPE highlights THERMOLAST V compounds at VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference

At VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2016 conference, Kraiburg TPE will introduce its THERMOLAST V portfolio which has recently started full-scale production. As introduced, this new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) series features hardness ranges from Shore A 50-80 and are suitable for under-the-hood applications that may be exposed to high temperatures, for example seals for timing […]

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 […]