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Fewer thermoplastic materials suppliers will make the trip to Chicago this year. But even with fewer major resin companies in attendance, there are many new product introductions coming from a strong contingent of compounders and a growing list of overseas suppliers and brokers. Among the new developments are flame-retardant PC/ABS blends made with nanoparticles, extension of plastic-metal "hybrid" technology into all-plastic versions, a new line of PC/polyester alloys from PolyOne, and new antistatic compounds from RTP Co.

Continued intense development efforts in thermoplastic elastomers are evident at NPE 2006 as suppliers unveil several grades that offer new levels of clarity, softness, and overmolding adhesion. Heightened product development activity is also seen in TPUs, where suppliers are focused on new automotive grades that bring softness, light stability, and higher productivity.

Nanoparticles boost performance

Bayer MaterialScience is looking to alumina trihydrate nanoparticles as a way to improve hydrolysis resistance and flame resistance of its Bayblend PC/ABS resins. Bayblend FR 3000 injection molding grades are claimed to be the first FR-PC/ABS blends with nanoparticles. They boast improved processability for thin-wall parts.

Lanxess is extending its plastic/metal hybrid technology by replacing the metal with fabric-reinforced nylon composite sheet developed by Bond-Laminates GmbH in Brilon, Germany. The new all-plastic hybrids are made by first ther motorming the nylon composite sheet. The preform is then preheated, placed in an injection molding tool, and encapsulated with more nylon.

DuPont has four new wear-resistant products. Delrin 100TL acetal with Teflon PTFE micropowder combines high impact strength and elongation with low wear and friction. Delrin 500MP contains PTFE micropowder and a proprietary ingredient. Its stiffness, strength, and toughness are similar to standard medium-viscosity acetals.

For wear-resistant parts that must withstand higher temperatures and more aggressive chemicals, DuPont has unveiled two Zytel HTN high-temperature nylons containing PTFE micropowder: WRF51MP20 and WRF51K20 (which also contains Kevlar aramid fiber).

New PC/PBT and PC/PET alloys from PolyOne are targeted for lawn and garden, recreational, automotive, and business equipment applications. The first 12 Edgetek XT grades include general-purpose, uv-stable, and low-temperature-impact grades.

RTP is showcasing its PermaStat Plus static-dissipative compounds with electrical properties that fall within the so-called "ideal" static-dissipative range of [10.sup.8] to [10.sup.9] ohm/sq. The materials also feature static-decay times of less than 0.5 sec and are non-sloughing.

Novel TPEs arrive

Thermoplastic elastomers continue to advance in clarity and softness. One example is Teknor Apex Co.'s new Monprene TPEs, which boast a novel combination of ultra-softness and optical clarity. They can be formulated in hardness from 30 to 60 on the Shore 00 scale, which is comparable to other Monprene Ultra Soft gel products and well below those of conventional TPEs, which are measured on the Shore A scale. Based on hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers, they are FDA-compliant and can be overmolded onto olefinic substrates. Their softness makes them suitable for shoe insoles and heel cups, sporting goods, and other cushioning between hard substrates and personal contact.

PolyOne has developed the OnFlex-S series of TPEs aimed at soft overmolding applications. These are based on new styrenic-block copolymer technology developed jointly with a leading SBC supplier. The K-6200 family is for overmolding onto PC, ABS, and PC alloys and is available in Shore A hardness from 10 to 90. PolyOne is also developing K-6300 nylon-bondable grades in 20 to 90 Shore A.

GLS Corp. has a new clear TPE alloy that is bondable to polar substrates such as PC, ABS, PC/PETG, and PC/PBT. It comes in response to a growing trend in consumer design for clear overmolded TPEs that reveal the rigid substrate. Versaflex OM 3000 series is available in 45 and 60 Shore A.

A novel development in precoloring of TPEs is claimed to be more cost-effective than conventional compounding. E-Z Color Corp.'s Spin-Bond technology reportedly imparts no heat history to the TPE and doesn't affect physical properties or processability while costing 20% to 50% less than compounding. E-Z Color makes color dispersions that are coated onto pellets through a special process. The technology has been used mostly with TPVs in automotive, consumer electronics, and medical applications.

Mitsui Chemicals has launched a non-crosslinked polyolefin elastomer that offers a good balance of flexibility and heat resistance and high elasticity. Notio elastomer is made with metallocene catalyst technology. Its transparency, toughness, and heat and scratch resistance recommend it as a polyolefin modifier or as a primary molding material.

New TPU developments

The emergence of TPUs in appearance parts, particularly in automotive, has resulted in the development of softer, uv-stable materials. An example is BASF's new Elastollan HPM modified TPUs, which provide softness down to 60 Shore A without a plasticizer (vs. a previous limit of 80A) and colorfastness that meets the stiff requirements of car makers. These TPUs are contenders in soft-touch interior parts such as door handles, steering wheels, and knobs.

BASF has also introduced to the U.S. new aliphatic TPUs for slush-molded instrument panels. These permit low-temperature airbag deployment and seamless instrument-panel design while providing color stability and abrasion and mar resistance. With a growing trend toward seamless IPs, TPUs are positioned against shish-molded PVC and TPO. The aliphatic grades were recently commercialized in Europe on two car platforms.

Spain's Merquinsa is introducing two new fast-cycling polycaprolactone-based TPUs for automotive applications. Pearlthane D11T85UV is 85 Shore A and offers strong uv resistance. Targeted uses include gearshift knobs and spring insulators. Pearlthane D11T93 (93 Shore A) features good oil and grease resistance, abrasion resistance, and good temperature and hydrolysis performance versus standard polyester TPUs. It is suitable for elastomeric underhood applications. Both Pearlthane grades reportedly provide 10% faster cycling than competitive TPUs.

Among the latest TPV offerings are PolyOne's polyolefin-based elastomers that reportedly provide improved compression set, chemical resistance, and service temperature. As part of the OnFlex-V series, PolyOne is launching 20 standard products with uv stability, high melt flow, and low coefficient of friction (COF) down to 0.3 compared to 1.0 for typical TPVs. With hardnesses from 45A to 50D, they have won commercial use in Europe and there is strong initial interest in COF grades for auto weatherseals and architectural window seals in North America.

Guangzhou Environmental Optimization Engineering Co. in China is introducing MEP (Modified Earth Plastic), a newly invented "green" TPE made from renewable resources (described as "modified earth"). MEP boasts good elasticity and high strength and scuff resistance. It can replace PUR paving systems for running tracks, sports courts, and playgrounds. It can also replace cork floorboards and synthetic leather in furniture, handbags, and clothes.

News in PP & PET

Basell Polyolefins will introduce new PP resins for frozen-food packaging. These include Pro-fax impact copolymers for opaque, thin-wall injection molding and Clyrell heterophasic impact copolymers, produced with the Catalloy process for clear, thin-wall, thermoforming. The new resins are said to offer enhanced low-temperature impact as well as reduced odor and taste.

Several new grades of Metocene metallocene-based PP with unique performance characteristics are also being launched by Basell for packaging. They boast low haze, excellent gloss, high rigidity, and improved odor and taste.

DAK Americas will announce details on Laser+ PET container resins. They will be commercially available in late 2006 with the start-up of its new 450-million-lb/yr facility at Cape Fear, N.C. This facility utilizes the new, proprietary Melt-Tek melt-phase polymerization technology that is said to eliminate energy-intensive solid stating to build high I.V. Resulting resins boast improved processing and enhanced physical properties that "ultimately increase the shelf-life of food and beverages," according to DAK.

Exhibitor Listings

Includes resins, compounds, film, sheet, and stock shapes. New developments Appear in boldface type.

ADELL PLASTICS INC.

Booth 1227

Provides toll-compounding services and proprietary engineered compounds with an emphasis on nylon, PP, polyester, PC, and silicone concentrates.

ADVANCED POLYMER ALLOYS, DIV. OF FERRO CORP.

Booth 5139 (Exhibiting in Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Featuring DuraGrip SEBS-type TPEs that bond to a range of thermoplastics in overmolding and coextrusion. Also showing Alcryn Melt Processable Rubber, a partially crosslinked, halogenated ethylene-copolymer alloy.

AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS INC.

Booth 5139 (Exhibiting in Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Showing Atlas fluoroelastomers for demanding applications in the oil/gas, chemical process, wire/cable, heavy-equipment, and automotive industries.

AGRI-POLYMERIX

Booth 10714

New compounder of biopolymers based on vegetable proteins for injection molding.

AMCO PLASTIC MATERIALS, INC.

Booth 10459

Custom compounds PP, HDPE, nylon and other engineering resins with an emphasis on color matching with quick turnaround and anti-counterfeiting technology. Also distributes domestic and imported prime commodity and engineering resins.

AMERICAN KING MAO PLASTIC

Booth 5794

Wholesaler of Chinese-made rigid PVC and PS films for thermoforming applications.

AMETEK WESTCHESTER PLASTICS

Booth 11335

Toll compounder of engineering resins, alloys, reactive modifiers, and other thermoplastics.

APPLIED THERMOPLASTIC RESOURCES

Booth 10431

Supplies Atron low-cost, post-industrial nylon 6 and 66 resins, including heat-stabilized and impact-modified versions based on reclaimed carpet fiber.

ASAHI KASEI PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA

Booth 2676

Showing high-performance custom compounds, including Thermylene chemically coupled, glass- and mineral-reinforced PP; Xyron modified PPE; Tenac acetal; and glass-reinforced ABS and SAN.

ASC PLASTICS

Booth 6018 (Exhibiting with Ashley Polymers)

Distributes nylon, PC, PPE, polyester, acetal, and ABS.

ASHLAND INC.

Booth 6108

Distributes chemicals, plastics, composite materials, and performs environmental services.

ASHLEY POLYMERS

Booth 6018

Compounds and distributes nylon, polycarbonate, PPE, PBT, and acetal.

WILLIAM BARNEY & SON LLC

Booth 10807

Toll compounder of engineering resins including nylon 6 and 66 and PET.

A new clear TPE alloy from GLS Corp. is bondable to polar substrates such as PC, ABS, PC/PETG, and PC/PBT.

BASELL POLYOLEFINS

Booth 2603

Introducing grades of metallocene-based Metocene PP for packaging. Also introducing PP resins for frozen-food packaging, including Pro-fax copolymers for opaque, thin-wall, injection molded containers and Clyrell resins for clear thermoformed sheet. Also featuring Alastian e-business for on-line ordering of PP.

BASF CORP.

Booth 2903

Introducing Elastollan HPM aliphatic-modified TPUs that combine softness (60 Shore A) without a plasticizer and strong light stability for auto interiors. Also introducing aliphatic TPU slush molding grades for instrument panels.

BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC

Booth 1676

Introducing Bayblend FR PC/ABS containing hydrated alumina nanoparticles. Boasts improved hydrolytic stability and chemical resistance and reduced volatiles.

BAYSHORE GROUP

Booth 4316

Supplies flexible and rigid PVC compounds and reprocessed rigid PVC, including clear or flexible extrusion grades and medium- or high-impact injection and extrusion compounds.

BIRCH PLASTICS, INC.

Booth 216

Compounds recycle-content resins from nylon, PC, ABS, PP, PE and PS. Also offers virgin off-grade PE, PP and PS.

CHANG CHUN JILIN UNIVERSITY SUPER ENGINEERING PLASTICS RESEARCH CO., LTD.

Booth 7342

Chinese research enterprise develops high-performance resins, including PEEK, CoPEEK copolymer, PES, and new PEEKK with a melting point of 367 C and Tg of 167 C. It boasts mechanical and electrical properties similar to or better than those of PEEK together with higher heat resistance.

CHEMNET S.R.L.

Booth 7130

Italian firm buys and sells plastic scrap and engineering compounds.

CHEMTRUSION, INC.

Booth 11006

Toll compounds commodity and engineering resins for automotive, food packaging, recreational, electronic, medical and durable goods industries.

CHINA PACK (ZHEJIANG) JING XING PLASTIC PACKAGING CO., LTD.

Booth 8442

Chinese firm is introducing BOPS sheet for food packaging.

C.O.I.M. S.P.A.

Booth 7932

Italian company produces Laripur TPUs in polyester, polyether, and polycaprolactone types, as well as TPU alloys with other thermoplastics.

COMPUESTOS DOMINICANOS, S.A.

Booth 864

Dominican Republic compounder of PVC for pipe, rigid profiles, sheet, wire/cable, footwear, and bottles. Also offers acrylic/PVC alloy, custom compounds, and rapid-prototyping compounds. Also manufactures rotomolded PE tanks.

COOL POLYMERS

Booth 586

Supplies thermally conductive compounds in a variety of base resins.

CUSTOM POLYMERS INC.

Booth 8501

Post-industrial plastic recycling and reprocessing. Offers grinding, reprocessing, metal separation, repackaging, sorting, and distribution.

CYCLICS CORP.

Booth 7211

Supplies low-molecular-weight CBT resin, which has extremely low melt viscosity but cures in the mold to form a high-molecular-weight PBT. Recently shown to increase melt flow of PC by 30% to 50% while maintaining good mechanical properties and clarity.

DAK AMERICAS

Booth 4276

Introducing Melt-Tek PET manufacturing process, which will be used later this year to make PET with improved processing and barrier properties that increase shelf-life of food and beverages. Also showing broad line of Laser PET resins for packaging, including C grades for custom containers that require exceptional clarity and sparkle, and H grades for high-performance food packaging.

DAX RESINAS LTDA.

Booth 10364

Brazilian supplier of PE, PP, EVA, and PS resins.

DEKKA RESINS, INC.

Booth 11007

Canadian reprocessor of post-industrial PE, PP, and PS. Supplies regrind, densified scrap, pellets, sheet, rolls, custom blends, off-spec, wide-spec, and virgin materials.

DOMINO PLASTICS CO., INC.

Booth 424

Buys and sells plastic scrap of all commodity and engineering resins, including high-performance grades like PPS, and PTFE. Stocks reprocessed and surplus virgin and off-grade resin, as well as regrind, film scrap, and other unground scrap.

DUPONT ENGINEERING POLYMERS

Booth 2632

Introducing wear-resistant Delrin acetals (100TL and 500MP) and Zytel HTN high-temperature nylons (WRF51MP20 and WRF51K20).

DYNEON

Booth 2260

Showcasing fluoroelastomers and fluoroplastics.

ECOMASS TECHNOLOGIES

Booth 9037

Introducing high-density compounds of ABS or nylon containing metal powders to replace lead and other "heavy" materials. Extrusion grades boast density up to 11 g/cc.

ECONEER CO., LTD.

Booth 388

Korean company is introducing a biodegradable paper-like resin made of wheat flour, cotton fibers, and rice straw for uses in packaging such as cups, plates, and meat trays.

EMS-GRIVORY AMERICA

Booth 9855

Supplies specialty nylons: Grilamid nylon 12, transparent Grilamid TR, partially aromatic Grivory GV, and Grivory HT, a high-temperature PPA.

ENVIROPLAST INC.

Booth 5880

Canadian company offers film-grade LLDPE, LDPE, MDPE, and HDPE based on reprocessed resins in clear, white and mixed colors. Also offers postindustrial reprocessed PET, PP, PS, and PVC.

EXCHANGE PLASTICS CORP.

Booth 11030

Buys and sells commodity and engineering-grade regrind of PE, PP, HIPS, PET, PVC, ABS, PC, PC/ABS, nylon, PEI, and PMMA. Operates Insta-Match website for matching up buyers with sellers of excess and regrind resins. Also offers expertise in recycling.

E-Z COLOR CORP.

Booth 5139 (Exhibiting in Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Launching Spin-Bond technology for precoloring TPEs. It color coats individual pellets at a cost 20% to 50% less than typical compounding. The process is currently focused on TPVs.

FASALEX GMBH

Booth 2515 (Exhibiting with Battenfeld Gloucester)

German firm produces pelletized compounds for high-wood-content (up to 80%) profile extrusion.

FIRESTONE TEXTILES CO.

Booth 10243

Supplies nylon 6 resin and compounds for injection molding, monofilament extrusion, and wire jacketing.

GHARDA CHEMICALS LTD.

Booth 7825 (Exhibiting in India Pavilion)

Indian producer of high-performance polymers, including PEK, PEKK, polyamide-ethersulfone (PAES), polyether nitrile, and fluoro-polyimides.

GLEZCO

Booth 6176

Supplies prime resins and recycled, reground, reprocessed, or densified plastic scrap.

GLS CORP.

Booths 5139, 1145 (Exhibiting in Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Introducing Versaflex OM 6200 Series TPEs, claimed to provide superior bonding to most types of standard and modified nylons. Also launching Versaflex OM 3000 series TPEs with "water clarity" and good overmolding adhesion to PC, ABS, PC/PETG, and PC/PBT.

GRUPO REPOL

Booth 10559 (Exhibiting with Nylon Corp. of America)

Spanish firm makes Dinalon nylon 6, 66, and 6/66 copolymers. Will highlight "environmentally friendly" flame-retardant nylons not using halogen or phosphorus and that reportedly have low density and retain good mechanical properties and broad colorability.

GUANGZHOU ENVIRONMENTAL OPTIMIZATION ENGINEERING CO., LTD.

Booth 5139 (Exhibiting in the Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Chinese firm featuring MEP (Modified Earth Plastic), a newly invented "green" TPE said to be non-toxic and recyclable with high strength and scuff resistance, and good anti-slip and sound-deadening characteristics.

HARBIN XINDA HIGH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.

Booth 7441

Chinese firm supplies compounds for automotive and electrical parts, including ABS, PP, and nylon 6 and 66.

HONEYWELL SPECIALTY MATERIALS--PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS

Booth 2276

Supplies specialty fluoropolymer and nylon films for healthcare, food packaging, industrial, and aerospace applications. Recently introduced PCTFE resins. Also offers Aegis specialty nylons for barrier protection.

HUNTSMAN

Booth 11106

Showcasing TPUs for injection molding, extrusion, adhesives, and coatings.

ICO POLYMERS NORTH AMERICA

Booth 4589

Unveiling Glow-in-the-Dark rotomolding compounds for traffic barriers and buoys and conductive compounds for static-resistant tanks and air ducts.

INVISTA S.A.R.L.

Booth 11235

Showing PET resins for containers, film, and sheet, as well as Performa films. Highlighting recently introduced PolyShield modified PET, which can be blended at the molding machine with MXD6 nylon to produce monolayer barrier bottles.

JAMPLAST INC.

Booth 11128

Distributor and reseller of generic prime, off-spec, wide-spec, recycled, and custom compounds. Also the sole U.S. distributor of polylactic acid (PLA) resins from NatureWorks PLC.

KAL-TRADING INC.

Booth 10114

Distributes prime, virgin, repelletized, reground, and compounded commodity and engineering resins including, PE, PP, PS, PVC, ABS, PC, PC/ABS, nylon, acetal, PBT, TPO, TPU, PES, and PEEK.

KARINA INDUSTRIA & COMERCIO DE PLASTICOS LTDA.

Booth 5797

Brazilian supplier of rigid, flexible, and clear PVC compounds and custom masterbatches for wire/cable, profiles, shoe soles, and bottles.

KOSTAT INC.

Booth 10723

Supplies compounds and finished goods for electrostatic-discharge (ESD) applications.

KRATON POLYMERS

Booths 5139, 6368 (Exhibiting in Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Showing styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and polyisoprene TPEs.

LANXESS CORP.

Booth 9233

Introducing an all-plastic "hybrid" technology for structural automotive parts. This entails replacing metal components in plastic/metal hybrids with thermoplastic composite sheet, which is overmolded by injection molding.

LG CHEM LTD.

Booth 9955

Supplies HDPE, LDPE, PVC, ABS, PC, and PBT.

LIDA CORP.

Booth 8346

Imports, exports, and resells a wide range of plastic scrap, engineering materials, rotomolding materials, and reprocessed plastics.

LPKF LASER & ELECTRONICS

Booth 10919

Highlighting its laser direct structuring (LDS) process for molded interconnect devices (MIDs). A laser "draws" circuits on the surface of a molded part containing a laser-sensitive additive.

LTL COLOR COMPOUNDERS INC.

Booth 235

Recently licensed by DuPont as exclusive compounder of Surlyn Reflection Series resins, a patented alloy of Surlyn ionomer and nylon 6.

MAINE PLASTICS INC.

Booth 4130, 4445

Resin broker is newly distributing ABS, PC/ABS, SAN, and HIPS from Korea's Kumho Products.

MERQUINSA NORTH AMERICA INC.

Booth 418

Spanish supplier is introducing fast-cycling TPUs for automotive. Pearlthane D11T85UV and Pearlthane D11T93 offer 10% faster cycling. Also launching Pearlcoat Activa TPUs for coating and extrusion coating.

METABOLIX INC.

Booth 386

Bioplastics development company will showcase new polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable resins produced by bacterial fermentation of agricultural materials such as corn sugar. Has teamed up with Archer Daniels Midland for commercial production.

MITSUI CHEMICALS AMERICA INC.

Booth 7012

Introducing Notio poly-alpha-olefin elastomer with nano-crystal structure developed via metallocene technology. Also discussing Apel cyclo-olefin copolymer resin and film for optical, medical, and packaging applications.

MODERN DISPERSIONS INC.

Booth 9028

Supplies wood/plastic compounds.

NAM POLYMERS INC.

Booth 8448

Canadian firm imports and distributes prime, off-spec, and wide-spec resins and reprocesses PS, HIPS, PE, PP, PVC, ABS, SBS, nylon, polycarbonate, and other resins.

NANOPOLYMER COMPOSITES CORP.

Booth 157 (Exhibiting with Taiwan External Trade Development Council)

Taiwanese supplier of nylon nanocomposites for automotive, packaging, extrusion coating, connectors, gears, and electronics.

NOVEON iNC.

Booth 5455

Showcasing Estane aliphatic and aromatic TPUs, including extrusion, antistatic, high-heat, and flame-retardant grades and alloys.

NYLON CORP. OF AMERICA

Booth 10559

Featuring new nanoSeal nanocomposite nylon for improved barrier, nanoTuff high-modulus, supertough nanocomposite nylons, and Nyeolastic nylon TP elastomers.

OMNI PLASTICS LLC

Booth 6184

Compounds engineering materials.

OVATION POLYMERS INC.

Booth 7220

Compounds polyolefins, nylons, polyesters, and other engineered polymers. Introducing Nemcon conductive compound, G-Bar gas-barrier compound, and Gienall antimicrobial grade.

PHOENIX TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL LLC

Booth 923 (Exhibiting with Plastic Technologies, Inc.)

Showing NLP and LNO food-grade bottle/container resins made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET. Also offers toll processing of PET regrind.

THE PLASTICS GROUP OF AMERICA

Booth 1258

Highlighting thermoplastic custom compounding capabilities.

PLASTICYCLE CORP.

Booth 119

Converts post-industrial plastic scrap into quality-controlled low-cost materials for high-volume uses. Product slate includes PE, PP, PS, PVC, PET, ABS, ABS alloys, nylon, and nylon alloys.

PLASTXWORLD INC.

Booth 7031

Compounds ABS, SAN, ABS/PBT, ABS/nylon, PC/ABS, and HIPS.

POLY COMPOUNDING LLC

Booth 4491

Toll compounder of filled and reinforced thermoplastics, conductive master-batches, and heat- and shear-sensitive polymers and additives.

POLYMER OPTIONS LLC

Booth 4445

Supplies prime resins, custom compounds, and recycle-content materials.

POLYMER RESOURCES LTD.

Booth 11130

Custom compounds engineering plastics, including PC, ABS, acetal, nylon, PC/ABS, and modified PPO.

POLYONE CORP.

Booth 2542

Introducing Edgetek XT PC/polyester alloys with excellent chemical resistance, surface gloss, and appearance. Also introducing OnFlex-V Series TPVs (45 Shore A to 50D) and OnFlex-S Series styrenic block-copolymer TPEs for overmolding. Also showing Geon CPVC.

POLYRAM RAM-ON INDUSTRIES

Booth 422

Israeli firm offers engineered compounds for automotive, electrical, irrigation, and construction industries.

POLYREPS, INC.

Booth 9301

Global distributor of virgin and reprocessed commodity and engineering thermoplastics, from polyolefins and styrenics to PEEK, PPE alloys, LCP, and TPEs, as well as color compounds. Also custom compounds uv-stabilized, glass-reinforced, and conductive materials.

PREMIX THERMOPLASTICS INC.

Booth 11113

Featuring electrically conductive and static-dissipative thermoplastic compounds.

RAJIV PLASTIC INDUSTRIES

Booth 7525 (Exhibiting in India Pavilion)

Indian firm supplies thermoplastic compounds for automotive industry.

RECYC RPM INC.

Booth 8321

Canadian company distributes virgin, wide-spec, and recycled resins. Product line includes PET, polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, PS, TPO, ABS, and nylon. The firm specializes in grinding, washing, pelletizing, compounding, and blending.

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.

Booth 7812

Major Indian chemical company is a large producer of PE, PP, PVC, and PET for fibers and packaging.

RJM INTERNATIONAL INC.

Booth 10360

Broker of thermoplastics with compounding operation in China. Introducing post-consumer recycled PET flake for packaging or fibers.

ROSCOM INC.

Booth 10743

Showing custom compounds of flexible and rigid PVC for extrusion, injection molding, and sheet in medical, automotive, electronic, construction, and plumbing applications.

RTP CO.

Booths 334, 7805

Introducing PermaStat Plus static-dissipative compounds with surface resistivities in the sought-after range of [10.sup.8] to [10.sup.9] ohm/sq.

SARTOMER CO.

Booth 5139-Z (Exhibiting in Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Supplies polybutadiene-based TPUs and plastics modifier resins, including SMA, imides, and methacrylate monomers.

SATTLER PLASTICS

Booth 7208

Buys and sells surplus resin and regrind as well as prime virgin grades of ABS, PS, and other materials sourced offshore.

SEKISUI

Booth 7019

Japanese firm supplies PVC resins and specialty PVC compounds for automotive, construction, packaging, electronics, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

SENOPLAST KLEPSCH & CO.

Booth 9946 (Exhibiting with Austrian Trade Commission)

Introducing Senosan CM61 Solar-New-EG weatherable, Class-A sheet coextruded of PC/ABS and high-gloss acrylic for automotive exterior panels.

SHANDONG DAWN GROUP CO. LTD.

Booth 7125

Chinese company manufactures thermoplastic compounds and TPVs.

SHENZHEN KING MAO PLASTIC CO., LTD.

Booth 5794

Hong Kong firm produces thermoformable film and sheet of PVC, PP, and HIPS.

SHUMAN PLASTICS, INC.

Booth 1370

Introducing SPFR 810 black FRHIPS with UL 94V-2 rating and notched Izod impact of 1.8 ft-lb/in. Buys and resells recycled plastics. Also sells prime ABS, PC, PC/ABS (UL 94V-0), PP, HIPS, and PPO alloys.

SINOCHEM QINGDAO CO., LTD.

Booth 7322

Chinese firm supplies PTFE powders and pellets.

SK CHEMICALS

Booth 9662 Showing Skypel polyester elastomer, Skythane TPU, and Skygreen biodegradable thermoplastics based on PET.

SPARTECH CORP.

Booth 10129

Introducing Rejuven8 PLA sheet and rollstock and Rejuven8Plus PLA alloys for consumer packaging, gift and cards, and plant tags.

STAR THERMOPLASTIC ALLOYS & RUBBERS INC.

Booth 5139

Introducing styrenic block-copolymer TPEs with improved clarity and adhesion.

STERIGENICS INTERNATIONAL

Booth 842

Featuring Raprex branched HDPE and LLDPE produced with irradiation, which confers high melt strength and improved physical properties (without crosslinking) for blown film, blow molding, and thermoforming.

SUPREME PETROCHEM LTD.

Booth 7413

Indian supplier of crystal PS and HIPS and custom compounds using Nova Chemicals technology. Soon to introduce EPS.

TAIWAN PU CORP.

Booth 11332

Featuring TPUs and PUR castable elastomers.

TECHMER LEHVOSS COMPOUNDS

Booth 10721

Supplies specialty engineering compounds, including electrically conductive and also internally lubricated materials.

TECHNICAL POLYMERS LLC

Booth 9037

Specialty custom compounder of engineered resins and elastomers.

TEKNOR APEX CO.

Booth 10150

Unveiling Monprene TPEs with ultra-softness and optical clarity. Based on hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers, they come in hardnesses from 30 to 60 on the Shore 00 scale.

TP COMPOSITES INC.

Booth 10247

Recently introduced additional grades of HiFill FR highly filled compounds, Lubriblend internally lubricated resins, Plastiblend alloys and blends, and Elastoblend elastomer-modified materials.

TRADEPRO, INC.

Booth 988

Global supplier of post-industrial and post-consumer commodity and engineering thermoplastics in a variety of forms. Also imports and exports prime and wide-spec commodity and engineering thermoplastics.

UBE AMERICA INC.

Booth 2175

Supplies PE, PP, nylon 6 and 12, polyimide, and synthetic rubbers.

UNITED PLASTIC RECYCLING INC.

Booth 4484

Supplies virgin, regrind, and wide-spec materials.

ZHEJIANG JUNER NEW MATERIALS CO. LTD.

Booth 7114

Chinese compounder of reinforced, filled, and FR PP, PC, nylon 6, PET and TPEs.
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