Materials

New EPDM grades for automotive applications

At Plast 2018, the Rubber division of Lehvoss Italia presents premium sponge grades of Kumho Polychem’s EPDM featuring improved compression set, durability and door closing properties This market under continuous development needs some…

An expanded range and a new website

The Treviso-based specialist in thermoplastic compounds, including its “eco” and “tecno”, has taken another step towards meeting the needs of its customers through a very well structured website and diversification of its distribution…

Thermoplastic TPC-ET and specialty hotmelt adhesives

Thanks to its high competence in polymer chain modification, Sipol offers tailor-made materials designed to match each application requirements Sipol SpA is a privately owned Italian company whose core business is the polymerization…

The EPD tells a story

RadiciGroup makes use of LCA analysis and EPD declarations in order to communicate environmental results in a transparent manner Sustainability is one of those words that can mean everything or nothing. When accompanied…

From tyre to compound

Ecopneus has developed a new method for modifying the powder obtained from recycling end-of-life tyres: developing a high performance, environmentally friendly thermoplastic compound Sustainability and recycling are two terms used with increasing frequency…

The “green” light for technical applications

ABB has made the winning choice of a totally bio-based, biodegradable and compostable polymer specifically developed to assure a long service life, pleasing aesthetics and high-tech performance, and it is proving a success…

TPC-ET with enhanced crystallization rate

Thermoplastic copolyester elastomers (TPC-ET) offer excellent mechanical properties and due to their partial polyester backbone chemical resistance superior to most other thermoplastic elastomers. A weakness of these high performances elastomers is their relatively…

TPE compounds for premium lifestyle products

There is a growing demand for TPE materials with higher performance properties in application and processing especially in the consumer electronics and premium lifestyle products sectors. Kraiburg TPE introduces a new range of high-tech…

Innovative materials for electric mobility

How can we make the mobility of the future as sustainable as possible? A group of students at RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences posed this question and, to find…

Polyamides: not just metal replacement

Consumption is up, driven by new applications and support for environmental sustainability. The future of polyamides is rosy pink, with a few drops of green

Replacing traditional materials with plastic polymers has now become the norm in many sectors. Automotive, aerospace, industrial and domestic machinery – for almost thirty years, these sectors have been benefiting from the advantages…

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