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The ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD) from Aptar Pharma is in widespread use as dispenser for eye drops that contain no preservatives.

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LyondellBasell received an European Innovation Award from PlasticsEurope and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in the category “Material Innovation” for the development of Koattro KT MR05, a plastomer with “self-healing” properties.

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SPE Central Europe has issued a call for nomination for the 18th Automotive Award parts & components for outstanding developments of plastic parts in vehicle construction.

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The SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group (SIG) invites the submission of abstracts for presentation at the 13th TPE Topical Conference 2018.

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The Tire Cologne, the international trade fair for the tyre industry, which is set to take place from 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Cologne, Germany, announced that it will include a focus on tyre recycling. The show will include a series of seminars, which will take place in the Retreading and Recycling hall at Koelnmesse.

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01. December 2017

TPC for CVJ boots

The company Clickplastics AG, based in Bensheim, Germany, which specialises in the distribution of high-performance thermoplastics from Asian suppliers, presented a new TPE application at Fakuma 2017.

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Elastron has developed  foamable TPEs for extrusion.

Extruded foamed TPE materials are often used for sealing applications especially in construction and automotive markets.

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German safety shoe company, Steitz Secura, is using a polyurethane technology from Huntsman to pilot a range of specialist safety shoes that can be custom-made to fit an individual’s feet, using FitStation powered by HP.

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FRX Polymers Inc., a specialist in polymeric halogen-free flame retardant solutions, has announced the availability of its Nofia non-halogenated polyphosphonates as a replacement for antimony (ATO) in brominated flame retardant systems. Nofia flame retardants (FRs) serve as a synergist in brominated flame retardant products, delivering lighter weight and reduced cost, according to the company.

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Perstorp has announced a portfolio of renewable alternatives to the polyols Pentaerythritol (Penta), Trimethylolpropane (TMP), and Neopentyl glycol (Neo). The new product portfolio was globally launched at China Coat 2017.

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Frimo announced that it is constantly taking on new challenges, even in very specialized areas of application, most recently, e.g., in the field of cable foaming. This involves full cable harnesses, which are installed in every vehicle in large volumes and sealed to the outer areas with PU. Special tools and machines were developed in order to back foam these cables. According to Frimo, the actual know-how lies within the process of sealing the cables to the foam part.

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