DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - GE Plastics introduced two high-performance resin families and a high density resin at K'95 in Dussel-dorf. GE also announced a foray into extrusion polymers, and that it has opened an extrusion laboratory at its European manufac-turing complex at Bergen-op-Zoom, Netherlands.
introduced two blends of polyetherimide and polyestercarbon-ate, under the trade names Ultem HTX and Ultem ATX. It also offered a mineral-filled polybutylene terephthalate - a modified, semicrystalline, high density polymer - under the Enduran trade name.
The Pittsfield, Mass.-based resin maker is targeting the Ultem materials at automotive, medical, food-service and kitchen equipment uses. Ultem ATX is specially designed for medical applications in which repeated sterilization is required.
The Enduran products are tar-
geted at bathroom products, such as sinks and tubs.
GE Plastics introduced 10 grades of engineering thermoplastics tailored to extrusion. The firm now is offering extrusion grades of polycarbonate, modified polyphenylene oxide, PC/PBT blends, engineering grades of ABS and thermoplastic PET, and modified PPO/polyacetal blends.
GE Plastics opened its extrusion laboratory in Bergen-op-Zoom in cooperation with Cincinnati Milacron Inc. The laboratory has a 45-millimeter, single-screw extrusion line supplied by Cincinnati-based Milacron.