Shell Chemical Co. of Houston has introduced a family of thermoplastic polyketone polymers that it plans to sell in late 1996 under the Carilon trade name. The new polymers were developed through the invention of a catalyst system at the Shell Research Laboratory in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the company said in a press release.
Shell will produce 44 million pounds of the polymers at a facility near Manchester, England.
Shell has launched application development projects with several companies, and said it is targeting the new polymers at automotive, industrial, electrical, consumer appliance, food and industrial packaging, film, fiber and powder coatings applications.
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Thermofil offering new grades of resin
Thermofil Inc. of Brighton, Mich., is offering two new grades of resins in its CS family of high-impact polystyrenes.
SH-65 has an internal lubrication system designed for low-friction parts. H-65R, which has a new external lubrication system, provides faster mold-release characteristics, the company said.
Both new grades of resins are available in custom colors that match other products in the company's line of high-impact polystyrenes.
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Quantum's new HDPE resistant to warping
Quantum Chemical Co. of Cincinnati said its high density polyethylene has good mold-fill characteristics and resistance to warping for injection molded housewares, toys and nondisposables.
LS 5250-00 has a melt index of 33 grams per 10 minutes, flexural modulus of 130,000 pounds per square inch and low-temperature brittleness of minus 54§ F. Elongation at break is 80 percent.
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