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Plastic Materials & Additives

Polymer Price Reports Released for October 2018

The latest polymer price reports and charts have been released by Plastrack.

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

Around this time of year, we see a lot of artificial snow.  A favourite trick of the special effects experts is to exploit an unusual acrylic polymer.

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ALBIS Distributes New Halogen-Free TPE-Compounds

ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH expands its TPE-Portfolio with flame retardant Styrene-based thermoplastic Elastomers (TPS) of the brand SOLPLAST® from UTEKSOL.

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PEEK at Lati’s Replacement for Steel and Titanium

The chemicals industry is one of the application sectors that has benefitted the most from the introduction of synthetic materials. Indeed, numerous polymers offer considerable resistance to attack by acids, bases, solvents and hydrocarbons.

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Does the Coding for Polyamides Mean Anything to Designers and Processors?

Polyamides are macromolecules with repeating units linked by amide bonds.

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Colourmaster NIP to Sell Biosphere Biodegradable Additive in the UK and Ireland

Colourmaster NIP Ltd have recently tied up with US based BioSphere Plastic LLC, to distribute their biodegradable additive in the UK and Ireland.

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Workaround, ALBIS PLASTIC and BASF Optimise Smart Glove

In close cooperation, Workaround GmbH, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH and BASF have modified an important component of the smart glove ProGlove.

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HotSeat – Fergus Hardie, Owner & Managing Director at Hardie Polymers

Hardie Polymers are the UK’s leading independent and award-winning polymer distributors in the injection moulding sector. Owner & Managing Director Fergus Hardie joined the company back in 1987 as a junior sales rep. Fergus has […]

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The Hidden Attributes of Polycarbonate

When polycarbonate (PC) first appeared in the market over 50 years ago, the immediate appeal was its amazing impact resistance compared to other transparent rigid thermoplastics at that time. 

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Silvergate Plastics Expands its Compliance Team

Masterbatch manufacturer, Silvergate Plastics, has expanded its Compliance Team with the appointment of Siân Davies and Stuart Wood.

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