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High Performance Plastics - Issue 6, 2010

  • ID: 1289530
  • June 2010
  • International Newsletters Ltd

A monthly information service for manufacturers, suppliers and users of performance plastics. Includes market and industry news, new materials and processing, performance applications, environmental issues, technological developments and an events calendar.

An analysis section covers specific topics affecting the industry including interpretation of end user markets, corporate strategies, industry statistics and plastics prices. Every month, this concise newsletter will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in a format that doesn’t take all day to read.

Each issue of High Performance Plastics brings you in-depth market analysis on a topic of relevance to the industry and provides you with all the latest news regarding mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategies in an easy to read format. Plus all articles contain contact details so you can follow up items of specific interest with those concerned.

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Applications:

- Glass-filled PC siloxane steering wheel is lighter and cheaper;
- Olefin copolymer replaces glass in medical syringes;
- Cheaper production of nacelle housings using PU spray;
- Modified PEEK replaces standard PEEK in valve plates;
- TPE used to produce flexible athletic box;
- Thermoplastic PU used in pneumatic tubing.

Materials:

- Flame-retardant liquid crystal polymers launched;
- Flame-retardant PC film contains no halogens;
- Insulating foam passes stringent flame and smoke tests;
- Electrically insulating one-part epoxy launched;
- Resin for prototypes is stiff and tough like thermoplastic.

Health issues:

- Evidence for health risks of additives inconclusive.

Analysis:

- US demand for industrial rubber to reach $17.7 billion by 2014.

Environmental issues:

- Blend speeds biodegradation of film;
- Modifier improves toughness of polylactic acid without effecting transparency.

Processing:

- Finish of HDPE enhanced with layer of thermoplastic elastomer;
- Efficient cryogenic grinding mill launched.

Company news:

- AkzoNobel announces 6% increase in revenue;
- Borealis’ first quarter profits up €110 million;
- Daimler and Toray to develop carbon fibre-reinforced plastics;
- DSM posts 345% increase in earnings;
- Wavin announces 2% drop in revenue;
- BASF posts 26% increase in sales.

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