SABIC launches Material Finder
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is debuting its new SABIC Material Finder website to help customers and prospective customers conveniently search, compare, evaluate and select specialty thermoplastic materials for a wide range of applications. The new website, which provides robust functionality and high-value, multi-point data, offers several unique features to casual and registered users. Any user can review information on more than 2,000 SABIC specialty resins, copolymers, and compounds – one of the largest portfolios in the industry. For registered users, SABIC’s Specialties business’ product material data is available for easy download in multiple computer-assisted engineering (CAE) platform formats to simplify the material selection process. They can also request color-matching services or place orders for color chips directly from the website.
ECI Group signs two new License
ECI Group has signed two license agreements for Process Technology and Engineering Design with a confidential client in China. The two lines will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes per year of Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA) and 100,000 tonnes per year of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) respectively, with the ability to produce other associated high-pressure copolymers in the future.
Optimized sliding friction properties
BASF is launching an engineering plastic that is particularly suited for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil. The new polyethersulfone (PESU) Ultrason® E0510 C2TR shows very good tribological properties, high oil resistance and excellent dimensional stability also with broad ranges of temperature fluctuations. The injection-molding grade with a ten percent carbon fiber reinforcement can be used within a wide temperature range between -30 and +180°C. It is easy to process because of its low viscosity and therefore its very good flow properties. The new grade is now globally available.