Materials

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…

PA 12: on the wrist, in the abyss

An excellent selection of technical characteristics guarantees the watertightness for a line of underwater wrist computers

Man dreams of flying, and associates any improved performance in extreme sports with the idea of aiming high, facing challenges to lift the bar on expectations that little bit higher, with help from…

Lightened structural compounds without blowing agents

Lightweight and strength are two properties that can hardly coexist. For injection moulded applications using thermoplastic compounds, structural materials with specific weights below 1.4-1.6 g/cc are difficult to imagine. For most projects, densities…

A new range of biocompounds

Mepol, which specialises in the production of thermoplastic compounds and distribution of plastic materials, has launched new range of biocompounds called Mepla. The Mepla thermoplastic compound range derives from the blending of resins,…

Conductive compounds

Temperature cools down

Between reality and false myths, here are some recommendations to take best advantage of the properties of thermally conductive compounds

Almost ten years after their introduction to the market, the success of thermoplastic compounds with improved thermal conductivity can be considered as established. Despite the inevitable initial mistrust and difficulties connected with the use…

The design in the kitchen

A new application field for a high performance polymer

Materials often appear to be developed to give free play to the follies of design, follies that turn into projects, at times futuristic, showcased to capture the interest of enterprising businesses to rework…

Metal replacement

Long molecular chain polyamides

Their high thermal, chemical and hydrolysis resistance makes PA 6.10 and PA 6.12 an excellent solution for metal replacement, particularly in the automotive industry as well as in the heating and plumbing sector

Long chain polyamides (PA) PA 6.10 and PA 6.12, traditionally used to produce monofilaments, are now employed in countless applications requiring a high chemical resistance and a good dimensional stability. Polyamide 6.10 is…

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