Engineering materials

The focus of BASF’s booth at Compamed is on the latest antimicrobial thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products in the HyGentic (trademarked) product portfolio and a range of high-performance plastics for medical technology. Read more


A video from Ireland-based specialty medical polymer compounder Innovative Polymer Compounds (IPC). Read more


Step change in material performance and processing efficiencies. Read more


IMCD Expands Asian Plastics Distrbution Network With Acquisition of Singapore's Paceco

Source: IMCD.

Dutch polymer distributor IMCD Group has built on its position in China and South East Asia through its acquisition of Singapore-based engineering and specialty plastics distributor Paceco. Read more


Eastman Cannuale

Source: Eastman Chemical.

USA-based Eastman Chemical Company has announced plans to increase production capacity for its Tritan brand of copolyester at its facility at the company's headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee. Read more


Glucose Meter

Source: Styron.

Users of Stryon's Calibre Megarad polycarbonate and Magnum ABS can benefit from the services of specialist medical polymer distributor Velox thanks to a recent partnership between the two companies. Read more


Saudi Specialty Chemicals Company (Specialty Chem) in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Source: Sabic.

Sabic have announced the opening of its first compounding facility for engineering resins in Saudi as well as a new polypropylene compounding plant, both in Jubail. The investment will help customers in the Middle East, Africa, India and Turkey. Read more


At Medtec 2013 US medical polymer compounder spoke about its expertise in clay reinforced materials. In order to prevent agglomeration (or clumping) of the particles, the compound must be specially formulated and processed to promote exfoliation. Read more


Fibre Lasers

Credit: Eastman and IPG Photonics.

Despite having been invented over 50 years ago, lasers are often perceived as an exotic energy source and difficult for laymen to understand. In this article we look at innovations in laser welding including submicron positioning and fibre lasers. Read more