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The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University will stage its 29th International Colloquium Plastics Technology in Aachen, Germany on 28 February and 1 March 2018. The institute again expects around 800 experts from the global plastics industry to attend the event, which takes place every two years. In 2016, the delegates came from more than 300 companies and 15 nations. All the papers will be translated simultaneously into English.

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The effect of different curing systems on the properties of HNBR vulcanizates has been investigated by Jianhua Guo, Zhicai Li, from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou and Xin Zhang from the Department of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.

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Arlanxeo has launched Keltan 13561C DE, a semi-crystalline EPDM grade with a high Mooney viscosity for demanding rubber applications, which is particularly suited for applications in the automotive industry.

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Covestro announced that it has succeeded in reducing the residual monomer content of free monomeric diisocyanates to under 0.1 percent by weight through continual improvements to the manufacturing process.

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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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OSD from Aptar Pharma with components made of Thermolast M

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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