Wider range of elastomers for medical manufacturers

Publish on 9/23/2009 03:09:22 PM

New elastomer compounds are meeting many different design, processing, and end use needs in the medical industry. The demand for better materials is more evident and urgent in the field of medical and pharmaceutical industry. Such demand has pushed plastics manufacturers to expand their research and development scope to turn out materials and machinery capable of meeting the complex needs of medical field. An innovative and far-ranging medicalelastomers program named Medalist?was launched by the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex Company.
The evolution of underwater pelletising

Publish on 9/23/2009 02:09:16 PM

Underwater pelletising is becoming the most preferred method of pellet production over other processes available in the world market today. Underwater pelletising is in the family of die face pelletisers. Some types of die face pelletisers use only air for cooling and transporting the pellets. A variation of this type of pelletising uses some water spray or mist to start the pellet cooling process and to prevent pellets from sticking together.
World's first PLA production foam extrusion die developed

Publish on 9/23/2009 02:09:18 PM

Plastic Engineering Associates Licensing, Inc. has developed the world''s first PLA production foam extrusion die. The special PLA foam die developer is Jim Fogarty (Chem. Eng., WPI 1961). Jim has been designing foam extrusion dies since the early 1960''s, mainly for polystyrene foam. Jim is also the inventor of Turbo - Screws?technology foam feed screws. "The market needs a foam extrusion die for PLA. All of the foam dies in the industry have been made for polystyrene foaming and as most people in the foam polystyrene industry know, PLA is definitely not polystyrene.
Illig at Fakuma 2009

Publish on 9/23/2009 02:09:41 PM

Illig presents its latest line systems for sheet processing at the upcoming Fakuma from 13 - 17 October. These lines are suitable for manufacturing products for various applications in electrical engineering, electronics, automobile and vehicle construction, general industrial applications through to household, leisure and sports articles.
Kreyenborg Group focuses on increased efficiency

Publish on 9/23/2009 02:09:06 PM

Being a technological leader in the field of melt filtration, the KREYENBORG GmbH presents different screen changers at the Fakuma. Owing to its considerably efficient and system pressure independent backflush the KREYENBORG V-type screen changer allows for an increased use of lowercost recycling material. A revised insulation provides for a considerably improved energy balance with screen changers. Savings of up to 60% are achieved by this provision.
2nd Aquitaine Conference on Polymers

Publish on 9/23/2009 02:09:43 PM

The 2nd Aqui taine Conference on Polymers is scheduled to be held from 13 ?16 October in Arcachon (Gironde/ France). The conference brings together the world''s leading scientists in this field. Under the leadership of Alain Rousset, the Aquitaine Regional Council''s series of top-level international scientific conferences continues to focus on topics where the Aquitaine region has recognised expertise: polymers, neurosciences, and lasers.
Eastman opens TPE application centre

Publish on 9/23/2009 01:09:45 PM

Eastman Chemical Company announced the opening of its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) application development centre. The new facility will allow Eastman to combine its portfolio of high-performance additives and specialty polymers with its technical expertise to help compounders, component manufacturers and OEMs develop solutions for exciting new TPE applications. It will also help Eastman develop novel blends based on its unique line of Eastman copolyester elastomers.

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