Materials

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…

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…

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