25. Okt 2021
This year's Fakuma in Friedrichshafen took place from October 12 to 16, 2021 as a presence trade fair. TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP used this year's Fakuma to present a range of new and proven materials.
TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP - TEREZ® ECO: New, heat-stabilized polyamide 6
With its TEREZ® ECO series, TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP offers material solutions based on post-industrial raw materials with permanently consistent qualities. Extensive supplier controls, audits and production monitoring ensure consistent product qualities with full REACH and RoHS compliance.
The demand for recycled compounds has increased significantly, particularly in the past two years. In the automotive industry, manufacturers increased pressure on plastics suppliers to switch to secondary raw material sources. Poor availability of prime commodities reinforced this process, making security of supply a key driver in addition to the sustainability aspect.
TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP - G-Blend: Sustainable PC/ABS compounds for automotive applications
TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP has entered into an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Solid Polymer Solutions (NL) for sustainable PC/ABS compounds. With this agreement TER Plastics expands its portfolio in the field of recycled compounds with the brand G-Blend. The product represents over 17 years of experience in the development and production of PC/ABS blends based on recycled polycarbonate.
First-class raw material access and technology know-how result in a property profile on a par with prime material. Depending on the grade, the proportion of recycled raw material is between 50-70 %. PC/ABS G-Blend can be used wherever high requirements have to be met in terms of mechanics, heat resistance, process reliability and, at the same time, the sustainable aspect through a low CO2 footprint is important.
Chang Chun Group reduces plastic waste in the oceans
CCP leverages the value of already used materials for its high-tech products and relies on "Ocean Bound Plastics" for its polyester compounds.
Ocean Bound Plastic is plastic waste collected from the ocean or from tributaries where it would otherwise be expected to enter the sea.
In the proportion of recycled polyester, CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 63%. The CO2 footprint has been proven and certified. In addition to different standard types, various materials with food approval and with flame retardant are also available.
ExxonMobil - Vistamaxx™ performance polymers.
TER Plastics, together with ExxonMobil, will present the comprehensive Vistamaxx™ product portfolio at FAKUMA.
Vistamaxx™ is a proven and cost-effective solution to improve the properties of recycled polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). Vistamaxx™ acts as a compatibilizer between PE and PP in recycled material streams, improving the property to a high quality product.
The addition of recycled material in prime material often reduces the toughness and tear strength of products. Adding small amounts of Vistamaxx™ improves toughness and tear strength. Recycle new with Vistamaxx™.
DSM - Circular Economy
Our world is facing a number of urgent environmental challenges. Circular materials, in particular, help make our economy and society less dependent on petroleum, reduce plastic waste and carbon footprint, and meet changing legislative and end-user demands.
DSM Engineering Materials offers a range of bio-based and recycled solutions:
The goal is to offer bio-based and/or recycled alternatives for the entire DSM portfolio by 2030 (with at least 25% bio-based and/or recycled content by weight of the final products).
DSM - Arnitel® ECO
Following the general sustainability trend, a bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) has been added to the successful Arnitel® product group in a sustainable ECO series. The ECO material consists of 50% renewable raw materials, based on rapeseed oil instead of mineral oil, and will be presented for the first time at FAKUMA.
Four shore harnesses have been developed that have a very light inherent color with very good UV resistance. It is particularly worth noting that there is no compromise here in terms of strength or elasticity at the expense of sustainability.
Arnitel® ECO has a melting point of up to 200 °C, making it ideal for applications with peak temperatures close to the melting point. In fact, the material maintains consistent performance throughout its operating temperature, outperforming other elastomers. Unlike rubber, Arnitel® ECO does not require vulcanization to optimize its mechanical properties. Main applications are demanding high-strength cable or automotive applications that are also exposed to higher temperatures.
FRANPLAST - Chemiton® Life
The market for sustainable materials is growing rapidly. In the field of SEBS compounds, TER Plastics and its long-term partner FRANPLAST will present a Chemiton® Life series at FAKUMA, which is made from renewable raw materials based on cane sugar.
Different hardnesses from ShoreA 30 to ShoreD 50 are available. Depending on the hardness, the bio-based content ranges from 20% to 60%. These high-strength, sustainable materials are odorless. Due to the low density (0.88 gr/ccm), applications in lightweight construction are also well conceivable. This combination of sustainability and low density gives full CO2 footprint. Main applications are household items (also food contact), consumer goods, toys and lightweight construction.
POLYTHERM - Polylan ECO
The company Polytherm appears with a portfolio extension in the field of technical regranulates. Continuous optimization of processes has led to the development of the new sustainable Polylan ECO grade range, which is now being presented for the first time at FAKUMA. TPU's are very valuable raw materials that are mechanically processed into high-quality thermoplastic polyurethanes in special processes. Thanks to special mechanical recycling processes, Polylan ECO grades can be reprocessed with little or no loss of quality. Depending on the type, the sustainability ratio is between 50 % and 70 %. The hardnesses offered range from ShoreA 60 to ShoreD 60 in light colors but are also available in black. In addition, a distinction is made between injection molding and extrusion types (cable extrusion). Thanks to “Made in Germany” (short distances!) the CO2 footprint is particularly low.
VERSALIS REVIVE® - Polymers from recycled plastics
REVIVE®, this is the newly developed, innovative product line of Versalis: compounds made from plastic waste coming from the municipal and industrial sector or supplied by the Italian household waste sorting system. They contain up to 75% recycled content, are of high quality and can be processed like prime material.
A polystyrene (PS) and a polyethylene (PE) based product range have been developed. These products have a wide range of uses, from industrial packaging to irrigation pipes and products for the insulation industry.
The Versalis Revive® PS portfolio includes:
TotalEnergies - On the road to recycling
TotalEnergies is committed to a better end of life for plastics. Therefore, Total is working with partners on specific projects related to better recycling, waste management or eco-design.
In polyethylene, 2 products are currently offered:
The percentage of postconsumer waste is 50%, and the properties are comparable to type goods.
Application: Blow molding of bottles, containers for detergents, cleaning, household and industrial liquids.
In addition, TotalEnergies is also committed to mechanical recycling through the acquisition of Synova, the French leader in the production of high performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive industry. The subsidiary's production will double to 40,000 tons by 2021.
We can realize projects with our customers and make appropriate offers according to quantity, application and technical requirements.
DSM - Products for E-Mobility
In today's vehicles with combustion engines, electronics account for 40% of the vehicle's value, compared to about 5% in the 1970s. For electric or hybrid vehicles, this figure rises as high as 75%. As the industry continues to focus on reducing overall vehicle weight and increasing electrification, four key trends are driving the development of new electrical parts and components: mass reduction for cost savings, miniaturization, design flexibility and better thermal management.
Stanyl® PA46, ForTii® PA4T, EcoPaXX® PA410, Akulon® PA66, Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT enable reliable solutions through high temperature resistance, high mechanical properties and good electrical insulation properties.
Stanyl® PA46 enables cost-effective solutions due to better flowability and processability than PPS and PPA, allowing thin-walled designs.
ForTii® PA4T enables reliable solutions exposed to very high peak temperatures due to its melting point of 325 °C.
Polyplastics - DURANEX® PBT - ready for e-mobility
The electrification of the automotive industry is creating new demands on plastic components. Charging systems in particular demand the highest performance here. For example, in addition to high mechanical demands such as strength and toughness, hydrolysis resistance and challenging electrical properties are also required by the IEC62196 (standard for charging connectors) and UL2251 standards.
With the special DURANEX® PBT grades, Polyplastics brings these requirements together in one material.
Röhm - PLEXIGLAS® Optical HT
The turn toward electric cars is changing the design of vehicles. Plastics producer Röhm has developed special polymethyl methacrylate molding compounds (PMMA) for this purpose. PLEXIGLAS® Optical HT was specially developed for applications with high-power LEDs. Until now, this often required a compromise between high optical purity and heat resistance. According to Röhm, however, the molding compound meets both requirements. It is said to ensure very good optical quality even at elevated continuous operating temperatures, thereby offering the automotive and lighting industries greater scope for product design. For even higher temperature requirements, the plastics manufacturer has developed PLEXIMID® TT50 HF, a polymethyl methacrylimide (PMMI). It is also characterized by higher flowability and is therefore suitable for filigree structures, for example.
Unlike internal combustion engines, the drives of electric cars no longer rely on a cooling air flow. For this reason, the prominent grille on the front of the vehicle can give way in favor of other elements, such as illuminated emblems, other lighting elements and bezels for sensors.
Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics - products for electroplating
Decorative chrome plating continues to be an important tool for the automotive industry to create a high-end and luxurious appearance without compromising surface durability and weight gain when using all-metal parts. In addition, the use of chrome-plated plastic parts allows for greater differentiation, increasing the need for more complex designs with emotional and functional surfaces, such as textured chrome and the integration of ambient light and emphasizes the individual character of each vehicle. The XANTAR® C CP (PC-ABS) coating series was specifically developed to follow these trends and help our automotive customers implement their designs in a reliable and cost-effective process. The Xantar® C CP 200 / C CP 400 grades offer excellent flow properties with high heat resistance. The products have been optimized for stress-free, slow injection molding.
TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP - TEREZ® GT2: Lightweight construction and aesthetics with improved strengths
The TEREZ® GT2 product line provides an excellent basis for meeting aesthetic and functional design requirements. This material stands for high strength and stiffness with a low level of moisture absorption and guarantees high dimensional stability. The product range is now complemented by two new additions:
TEREZ® XG GT2 7150 features a 50% short fiber reinforcement. Compared to the standard products with 50% glass fiber reinforcement, it offers up to 10% increased strength with unchanged good processability. It thus enables even greater design flexibility for components subject to structural stress.
TEREZ® XG GT2 21004, on the other hand, combines high strength and stiffness with very low warpage behavior. The high demand for surface quality is also achieved with this product. It is suitable for large-area, visible components with high demands on mechanical properties and planarity.
DSM - ForTii® for structural components and metal substitutes in automotive engineering
Increasing performance, reducing fuel emissions and lowering total cost of ownership with new design potential in automotive applications is what the ForTii® PA4T MX portfolio stands for. The ForTii® (Ace) MX portfolio consists of semi-aromatic polyamides based on DSM's unique PA4T technology. With the development of the highly glass-filled ForTii® Ace, a material with a glass transition temperature of up to 160°C, DSM opens up a new area of metal replacement. ForTii® Ace enables the replacement of metal in parts that were previously impossible, giving designers even more freedom to create increasingly complex designs. This technology is perfectly tailored to automotive applications such as housings (EPS, actuators, sensors), brackets, covers, fuel pumps and connectors.
DSM - CARE Portfolio
DSM has developed a complete product line for medical applications to help global medical device manufacturers improve the quality of products and patient care. The new portfolio of medical grades consisting of the Arnitel® Care (TPC), Arnite® Care (PBT) and ForTii® Care (PA 4T) product lines is designed to meet the highest global quality and safety standards for medical applications, such as US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) food contact compliance, ISO-10993 and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI standards.
VERSALIS - PHARMALENE
Versalis produces a wide range of pharmaceutical specialties. These products have a very high and constant quality. They naturally meet all the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry such as Notification of change, EuP, biocompatibility, etc..
The product range includes HDPE / LDPE / EVA - a new addition is LLDPE. This means that all polyethylene product groups are covered. PHARMALENE has already established itself on the market and can be found in many applications such as catheters, ampoules, infusion systems and much more.
TotalEnergies - Aceso® - Medical Polymers PP and PE
With more than 30 years of experience in the medical industry, TotalEnergies Aceso® is more than a brand name. These products have certificates of conformity to the European Pharmacopoeia based on regular testing. Production according to strict specific procedures ensures contamination-free and traceable production. Furthermore, change notifications as well as long-term availability of the products are given.
LG Chem Ltd. - Cooperation agreement for new metallocene grades
At the beginning of this year TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP and LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea) signed a new cooperation agreement.
TER Plastics will distribute the new Metallocene C6 and Z/N C4 LLDPE grades for LG Chem Ltd. in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the CEE region.
These grades are ideal for flexible packaging. They can be used in both blown film and cast film industries and fit well into TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP's new packaging strategy.
Celanese - POM Tarnoform CE
Celanese acquired the POM business of the Polish manufacturer Grupa Azoty in July 2021. In the future, Tarnoform will be manufactured by Celanese and marketed under the trade name Tarnoform CE. The new product grades are equivalent or alternative products. The new product portfolio includes standard grades with MVR from 2.5 to 40 cc/10 min. All grades comply with food regulations EU 10/2011 and FDA CFR21.
Total Refining & Chemicals - Lumicene® PP for caps & closures
Based on proprietary metallocene technology, Total Refining & Chemicals offers a unique range of polypropylene products. They combine improved properties while enabling a significant reduction in processing costs.
Polypropylene Lumicene® Random offers a unique combination of cleanliness, ease of processing and outstanding appearance to meet the industry's call for superior food compatibility, sustainability benefits and high aesthetics.
TER Plastics POLYMER GROUP is active in the markets with the distribution of engineering plastics, commodities and its own compounds under the TEREZ brand. In addition to the compound subsidiary TEREZ Performance Polymers, the TER Plastics group of companies now includes TER Plastics Polska, TER Hell Plastics Spain, TER Hell Plastic-PE Distribution, TER Hell-IT and TER Engineering Plastic Trading, in Suzhou, China, as well as a large number of established sales offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the recent past, the company, which belongs to the Hamburg-based TER Group and was founded in 1977, has been pushing ahead with its international orientation. TER Plastics has longterm business relationships with its international production and distribution partners, including such major producers as Celanese, Chang Chun Plastics, Chevron Phillips, Clariant, DOMO, DSM, Röhm, ExxonMobil, Franplast, Hexion, LG Chem, Lotte, Mitsubishi, Polycasa, Polychim, Polyplastics, Polytherm, Sibur, Sidpec, SK Chemicals, Sumitomo, Teknor Apex, TotalEnergies, Toray and Versalis.
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