The ranks of resin makers, compounders and distributors at NPE2012, set for April 1-5 in Orlando, Fla., will include the following firms:
Asia International Enterprise (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Booth 21033): Chinese supplier of commodity and engineering resins and alloys offering high-melt-strength polypropylene and high-barrier-performance nylon for the first time in North America.
BASF Corp. (Booth 24000): North American unit of German chemicals giant to showcase materials including Ultramid specialty nylons as well as thermoplastic polyurethane resins, Ecoflex and Ecovio biopolymers and several ultraviolet-light absorbers and antioxidants.
Chase Plastics (Booth 37027): Engineering resins distributor.
Coim USA Inc. (Booth 63017): Laripur TPUs, as well as PU intermediates. Introducing glass-filled TPUs for extrusion and injection molding.
Great Eastern Resins Industrial Co. Ltd. (Booth 65041): Taiwanese TPU supplier.
Invista (Booth 25016): Nylon 6/6 resins. North American debut of Torzen-brand premium nylon, which claims significantly improved balance of continuous-use and peak temperature vs. conventional nylons.
Kureha America Inc. (Booth 21013): Polyglycolic acid bioplastics and polyvinylidene fluoride resins as well as conductive polymers, carbon fibers and microspheres.
Lanxess Corp. (Booth 49033): Nylon, polybutylene terephthalate, phthalate-free plasticizers and organic dyes.
Laurel BioComposite LLC (Booth 61058): Corn-based Bio-Res-brand enhancer for polyethylene and PP as well as bioplastics polylactic acid and polyhydroxyalkanoate that can be used with injection molding and extrusion.
LTL Color Compounders Inc. (Booth 50020): Custom-color engineering resin compounds. Debut of ColorRx non-biocompatible medical-grade resins as well as new flame-retardant compounds based on PE and PP.
Lubrizol Corp. (Booth 35004): Numerous TPU grades, including those from recently acquired Merquinsa Mercados Químicas SL.
Panjin Zhongrun High Performance Polymer Co. Ltd. (Booth 61047): Specialty resins, such as polyphenylene sulfide, polysulfone and other high-end resins for first time in North America.
Polymera Inc. (Booth 27045): Merablend wood/natural-fiber polymer composites for use in injection and compression molding, and extrusion.
Polyvel Inc. (Booth 31022): Masterbatches using anti-stats, antimicrobials, flame retardants and related additives.
Resirene SA de CV (Booth 63027): Styrenic resins. Launching new bioplastics and styrene-acrylic copolymers in North America.
RTP Co. (Booth 39027): Custom compounds based on engineering resins. Introducing improved thermally conductive compounds and its all-polymeric wear additive compounds, being shown in North America for the first time.
Sartomer USA LLC (Booth 44037): Methacrylate monomers used as plastics modifiers.
Styrolution America LLC (Booth 13005): PS, styrene monomer and styrenic copolymers, and ABS, for construction and automotive markets.
Technical Polymers LLC (Booth 43027): Engineering plastic compounds using polysulfones, polyetheretherketone and other high-end resins. Introducing Thermec high-performance compounds.
Techno Polymer America Inc. (Booth 43065): ABS and other styrenics. Introducing Hushlloy “anti-squeak” material and Biolloy bioplastic.
3M Energy and Advanced Materials Division (Booth 35000): Specialty compounding, including fluoropolymers. Micropellets.
T&T Marketing Inc. (Booth 18023): Distributes compounds based on PVC, TPE, polyolefins and other resins; and compounds based on fluoropolymers, chlorinated PVC and similar materials.
Wacker Chemical Corp. (Booth 58013): Silicones, silicone rubber and silanes, including Genioplast ultrahigh-molecular-weight polydimethylsiloxane and Geniosil organofunctional silanes, which can be used as a bridge between organic polymers and inorganic materials.