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Issue 03/2015

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Injection Moulding 03/2015 JUNE/JULY 02/2015 März We are there for you: 100 %! With specialized custom GLS TPE formulations we can meet your tough material challenges. Enhanced aesthetics Superior durability Overmolding grades Visit to make it possible. Volume 7, March 2015 New heat resistant blend for thin wall injection mouldings While the demand for biodegradable packaging continues to rise, injection molders are still facing challenges to process these type of polymers, especially when it comes to very thin wall packaging. BASF’s biobased and certified compostable polymer ecovio ® is proven in many applications. BASF now offers a new generation of heat resistant certified compostable blend. It is particularly suitable for injection molding and enables applications such as coffee capsules or single use cups, where thin wall geometries are required. Due to the special formulation, it enables the very thin wall production with a thickness of up to only 0.3mm while still being rigid and strong with a good toughness as well as an outstanding dimensional stability. The cycle times that can be reached with this type of polymer are comparable to those of easy flowing PP types in injection molding. With this new ecovio ® blend, packaging manufacturers also do not need to cut back on their design demands. For example, it can be colored with any biodegradable masterbatch available. It is as well suitable for in-mold labelling, a state of the art surface decoration process in which a film for surface decoration is combined with the molded part in the open mold. Tests have shown that the new generation of ecovio ® blends is processible similar to conventional polymers which means at the same cycle time. MT SEEING POLYMERS WITH DIFFERENT EYES... POLYURETHANES MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL Foam expansion agents Third stream direct injection of blowing agents Non-halogenated FR in PIR boardstock Discontinuous panel production Rigid foam with NOPs FORUM FÜR DIE POLYURETHANINDUSTRIE PU MAGAZIN Die weltweite PU-Industrie 2014/2015 Utech Europe 2015 Vorschau Ze lstruktur von PU-Weichschäumen Halogenfreie Flammschutzmittel Faserverbundwerkstoffe mit PU Flammwidrige Kautschukmischungen nach EN 45545 Kieselsäureverstärkte NR-Mischungen CNTs und Ruß als synergistische Fachmagazin für die Polymerindustrie Füllstoffkombination Magazine for the Polymer Industry NR filled with CNTs and carbon black Improved AEM polymers Cure time reduction ETU replacement accelerator Fatigue life prediction THE ART OF PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY June 29- July 02, 2015 Ha l 12, B oth # 202 Nuremberg, Germany global automotive markets a new tpe class tpe foams based on recycled rubber olefin block copolymers membranes Thermoplastic Elastomers You can — when you work with PolyOne. magazine international What if you could design without limits? Sealing Solutions 68. Jahrgang, Mai 2015 05| 2015 Volume 10, May 2015 02| 2015 1| 2015 Contact us to learn more about subscriptions, advertising opportunities, editorial specials … Our technical magazines and books create your expertise 24 bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/15] Vol. 10 P. O. Box 10 13 30 · 40833 Ratingen/Germany · Tel. +49 2102 9345-0 · Fax +49 2102 9345-20

Injection Moulding New light mountaineering shoes made with bio-PA 4.10 Royal DSM (Heerlen, The Netherlands) recently announced that its high performance biobased EcoPaXX ® polyamide 4.10 has been chosen for the Edging Chassis of an innovative new mountaineering shoe from sports specialist Salomon. Light mountaineering shoes fit with one of the latest trends in outdoor sports: they provide users with very comfortable lightweight equipment that lets them be quick, agile and safe. The Salomon X Alp range is at the forefront of this trend, with its innovative Edging Chassis (patented by Salomon), a special plate built into the sole with a sophisticated design that combines two opposites: flexibility and stiffness. X Alp GTX The Edging Chassis provides stability for the foot in the transverse direction – to provide good grip on narrow ledges – but also allows enough flexibility in longitudinal direction to accommodate the natural flexing of the foot. This requires a material with the right combination of appropriate mechanical properties and toughness, and which can also be processed easily. DSM’s biobased polyamide 4.10 EcoPaXX has enabled Salomon to produce a chassis with an intricate design that is light, has the necessary mix of flexibility and rigidity, retains its properties at very low temperatures typical of mountain environments, and has reduced moisture uptake, despite being a polyamide. X Alp MTN GTX The material is very suitable for injection molding and is certified as carbon neutral from cradle to gate. It is being used in the chassis of three models of Salomon’s new X Alp range of mountaineering shoes: the X Alp GTX, X Alp MTN GTX, and X Alp PRO GTX. For the Edging Chassis, a material with excellent flow characteristics is needed as the design requires the use of a mold with multiple gating, which creates multiple weld lines, which means weld line strength needs to be high. DSM bio‐PA 4.10 has these excellent flow characteristics, together with outstanding mechanical properties and also processes very well. Altogether, EcoPaXX provides a very costeffective solution that makes it stand out from the competition and a perfect fit for the Edging Chassis. Aude Derrier, project manager in Materials Footwear Department of Global Footwear at Amer Sports says: “X Alp shoe expresses the cutting edge of light mountaineering. It is the result of over two years of intensive development and field tests with professional guides, rescue teams and athletes, and is a pure expression of Salomon’s approach to product innovation and its mountain heritage. Models with the patented EcoPaXX Edging Chassis can be used from lower flanks of the mountain as well as for approach.” “Salomon, the mother company Amer Sports Group, and DSM have a long partnership history, and have worked together on other challenging EcoPaXX projects like high-end snow board bindings. We were confident that DSM could help us to create our new generation of mountaineering shoes, and our confidence has been justified.” MT bioplastics MAGAZINE [03/15] Vol. 10 25

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