Plastics News senior reporter Frank Esposito gathered these briefs from the K 2007 trade show, Oct. 24-31 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Holliday closes site, adds new pigment
Holliday Pigments SA launched a new grade of its acid-resistant Ultramarine pigment.
The new material increases acid resistance by 50 percent while cutting abrasion effects in half, officials with Comines, France-based Holliday said.
The firm also recently closed its plant in Hull, England, to focus on manufacturing in Comines. Officials cited lower-cost competition from Asia and Eastern Europe as a reason for the move.
RTP using capacity in France for auto
Engineering resins compounder RTP Co. has dedicated production capacity at its plant in Beaune, France, to its growing automotive and industrial customer base in Europe.
The company also recently unveiled biocompatible color concentrates and precolored compounds for medical devices, medical packaging, pharmaceutical applications and disposable medical products.
RTP is based in Winona, Minn.
Additive is anti-drip for flame retardants
Dyneon LLC, a fluoropolymer maker based in Oakdale, Minn., has introduced a new anti-dripping additive for flame-retardant plastics. The new material meets UL requirements and can be used in electrical and electronic products.
The firm also has commercialized a new fluoroelastomer that can be used with biodiesel fuel-line hoses. Officials said the product was developed in response to the growing use of green products.
New fine-powder grades of fluropolymer for pipe liners and tubing also are now available.