New PET compounds and long glass fibre reinforced polymers with improved properties will be the focal point of the presentation of compounding specialist TechnoCompound, at K 2007.
With the introduction of its new 'TechnoPet' product family, the company aims to break into the market for injection-mouldable PET compounds, growing at 6% pa. These compounds feature a fast rate of crystallization, which permits short cycle times and hence economically efficient production.
The new long glass fibre reinforced polymers of the 'TechnoFiber' series manifest a high quality of impregnation thanks to their improved formulation and optimized production technology. The resulting excellent adhesion between the glass fibres and the polymer matrix makes for a general improvement in product properties, not least in shear strength, for example. This has been proved by comprehensive shear tests carried out in the company's own laboratories. TechnoCompound's portfolio comprises not only engineering polymers with specially tailored properties but also a technically sound application advisory service. Thanks to its lean organization structure, TechnoCompound can offer its products at highly competitive prices.
New petrochemical complex planned in Volgograd, Russia
Russia`s Nikokhim is mulling a new petrochemical complex at Volgagard.
The project encompasses processing 2 mln tpa of direct-flow benzene and output of products worth $2.3 bln pa including 500,000 tpa PVC, 450,000 tpa polyethylene, 400,000 tpa of polypropylene and other products.