Archive for June, 2000

IMPORTANT : Technical Problems Cleared !

Monday, June 19th, 2000

The last two weeks visitors had problems to submit e-mails or listings. NOW EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT. We found the technical problem and cleared it (It was not related to the Football European Championship !)

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Football European Championship

Friday, June 16th, 2000

Due to the Football European Championship the Strictly-Extrusion-Team has a hard time in front of the TV and is not able to work for this news section at the moment.

We hope for your understanding !

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Heller: Purchase of compounder ATC

Friday, June 9th, 2000

Heller & Co. Inc. ,USA has nearly doubled its compounding capacity by acquiring the compounder American Thermoplastic Co., USA. The purchase will add 250 million pounds of capacity to Heller. The ATC plant compounds high and linear low density polyethylene and polypropylene for use in high-pressure gas pipe, drip irrigation pipe, geomembranes and rotational molding applications.

DuPont: More capacity for polyimide film

Friday, June 9th, 2000

Du Pont High Performance Materials plans to expand its capacity for polyimid film (brand: “Kapton”). For this purpose the company will invest US$ 200 million in production lines in Circleville, OH, USA.

Milacron: Hire of extrusion experts

Thursday, June 8th, 2000

Milacron Inc.’s Plastics Machinery Applications Business has hired three industry experts in the field of extrusion and blow-moulding in order to improve its capabilities in applications support. Tim Womer, a former director of R&D for Spirex Corp has over 25 years of experience in plastics and has designed over 4000
single screws for various applications. James Frankland is former president and CEO of New Castle Industries, which became the largest screw maker in North America under his leadership. In blow molding, Milacron has gained access to the expertise of Lew Ferguson.

Elf Atochem: Renamed in “Atofina”

Thursday, June 8th, 2000

Due to the merger of Elf Aquitaine and TotalFina all chemical activities, including the polymer field will be renamed in “Atofina”.

LNP Engineering: Amorphous nylon in colors

Wednesday, June 7th, 2000

LNP Engineering, USA was recently licensed by EMS-Chemie to make and sell precolored nylons under LNP’s Colorcomp brand. Colored compounds are offered in lots from 110 to 20,000 lb.

Solvay: New HDPEs for Telecom Conduit

Wednesday, June 7th, 2000

Solvay Polymers, USA has introduced two new HDPE resins to its existing Fortiflex TC product line. TC resins are designed specifically for telecommunications conduit. TC46-25 has recently been improved to increase extruder output of small-diameter conduit. It has a density of 0.946 g/cc, MI of 0.29. The new TC46-20 has higher melt strength for making large-diameter conduit. It has 0.946 density and 0.19 MI.

Milliken Chemical : New line for clarifying agents

Tuesday, June 6th, 2000

Milliken Chemical has invested in a new system to make clarifying agents used in polypropylene. This fourth line, start of work in June will increase the companies capacity by at least 50 percent and is reportedly the largest of its kind in the world. The new line will produce its Millad 3988 brand.

Dow Corning: Expansion in silicones

Tuesday, June 6th, 2000

Dow Corning Corp., USA has opened a new silicones manufacturing facility at Barry, UK. Dow Corning is already the largest maker of silicones, holding 38% of the worldwide market. The company also plans to build a world-scale silicones plant in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.