Ford has selected Arnitel TPC from DSM Engineering Plastics for the production of vacuum brake tubes for its recently launched new Fiesta. Ford already uses the material in similar applications in a number of its models: Mondeo, S-Max, C-Max, Galaxy and Focus.
Kraton Polymers LLC, a leading global producer of engineered polymers, announced new advances in pressure sensitive adhesives for the tape market. It is now possible to blend Kraton styrene-isoprene-butadiene-styrene (SIBS) and styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) polymers with rosin ester tackifying resins.
Dow Automotive and PolyOne Corporation announced their agreement for the development and commercialisation of PolyOne’s OnColor Smartbatch colour and additive concentrates in combination with Dow Automotive’s natural thermoplastic resins in Europe.
Effective 1 July 2009, or as contracts terms allow, Dow Europe GmbH will increase its prices for Affinity polyolefin plastomers, Engage polyolefin elastomer, Nordel hydrocarbon rubber, and Versify plastomers and elastomers by EUR 100.00 per tonne across Europe.